Sykesville mayor proposes 2-cent cut in property tax

April 16, 1997

Property taxes could drop in Sykesville for the second consecutive year.

Mayor Jonathan S. Herman has introduced a draft budget that would lower the tax rate by 2 cents, to 77 cents per $100 of assessed value for fiscal 1998, which begins July 1. The mayor stressed that the budget was only a proposal.

"We can lower taxes and still provide moneys for our goals and objectives," said Councilman Michael Burgoyne, chairman of the budget committee. "Our revenues continue to grow, so it is prudent to cut taxes."

Town officials reduced taxes 4 cents last year, setting the tax rate at 79 cents. Town residents also pay a county property tax of $2.62 per $100 of assessed value.

The budget committee has developed a draft of goals and

objectives for next year. The proposal includes improvements to the staff computer system and renovation of two aging buildings that would become town museums. The town Planning Commission would receive funding for a landscaping plan, a greenway path to Main Street and downtown revival.


Sykesville: Firefighters from Sykesville, Gamber, Winfield and Liberty Road in Baltimore County responded at 10: 04 p.m. Monday to a building fire in the 1400 block of Progress Way. Units were out one hour and 23 minutes.

Pub Date: 4/16/97

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