Excess levy to go before Berkeley Co. voters
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County taxpayers will not face an increase under the Board of Education's proposed excess levy, which will be on the May 12 ballot.
The Berkeley County Board of Education unanimously approved the renewal Tuesday night.
If passed, the levy will give the board $42 million, or about one-seventh of its budget, over four years, said James Welton, assistant superintendent and treasurer of Berkeley County schools.
The current levy expires June 30, 1999. As property assessments increase, so does the revenue from the levy, which generated $9.9 million in 1998.