The Sussex County Council has been presented with the proposed FY 2020 budget. The nearly $186-million spending plan includes no increase in the property tax or sewer service charges – however there are some fee increases – including in the Register of Wills office and for private road plan review and inspections through the Public Works Division.
There is funding for eight new positions to meet increased demand in the Billing, Emergency Operations, Engineering, Environmental Services and Libraries offices. County staff will also see a 2% COLA.
Public safety is the biggest area for funding for the county – and includes $1-million to cover design costs of a new public safety complex that see the EOC expanded to make room for the County’s Emergency Medical Services administrative offices and training facilities, increased funding for the 22 supplemental DSP assigned to Sussex County and additional funding for local law enforcement operations.
A public hearing on the proposed FY 2020 budget will be held on Tuesday, June 18 at 10am.