Schools budget in Culver’s hands; gap is $7.3 million

The Wicomico County Board of Education’s $194 million budget for fiscal 2019, which passed last week with a $7.3 million gap between requests and funding, is now in the hands of County Executive Bob Culver. He and his staff will work on it until April, when it will be sent to the Wicomico County Council […]

Wicomico Council completes budget, cuts property taxes

  Completing an excruciating budget process, the Wicomico Council agreed Monday to microscopically adjust its previously decided property tax cut and rearrange the fiscal 2018 budget to achieve an accounting balance. County property owners will still receive their first tax cut since the mid-1970s and the rate will remain the previously agreed upon 0.9398 cents […]

Culver unveils $143.7 million spending plan

Increased revenues from property taxes combined with efficient spending has allowed County Executive Bob Culver to draft a fiscal 2018 spending plan that keeps tax rates unchanged. The budget formally presented Tuesday to the County Council totals $143.7 million, a 6.2 percent increase over the current year’s budget of $135.2 million. The property tax rate […]

Wicomcio schools budget proposal tops $200 million

The public will have an opportunity to comment on the Wicomico County Board of Education’s proposed budget for FY 2018 at a public hearing on April 13. No tax increase is planned to fund the budget for local schools, tasked with educating 14,889 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grades, said County Executive Bob Culver. He […]