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Posted on: April 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner Presents Essential Budget with No Tax Increases

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In the midst of the COVID-19 public health crisis, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today presented a Fiscal Year 2021 operating budget that focuses on the basics - providing essential services to the citizens of Frederick County. The essential budget funds mandates, ensures the ongoing delivery of critical services, and supports county employees who deliver these services to citizens every day, including during this pandemic. The budget is based on existing property and income tax rates with no proposed increases.  

“Frederick County citizens expect and deserve to live in a safe community, to have outstanding schools, and to count on essential services like water and sewer and trash disposal. While the county budget revenue is projected to decline because of the economic impact of the health pandemic on our economy, the demand for essential services and the need to protect public health has increased,” Executive Gardner said. “Frederick County’s fundamental underlying economy is strong, and I am confident we will weather the storm and once again have a thriving economy.” 

Please see the press release for additional information and watch the budget presentation.

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