BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - The Bath Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a 2005-06 town budget that will include a tax increase for property owners.
Councilman David Crosby, who heads the Finance Committee, said the projected revenue for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, is $498,116.
"We are in better shape than last year," Crosby said.
The levy rate for 2005-06 includes an estimated real estate property tax revenue of $82,416, he said. A maximum property tax increase of 3 percent is allowed by law, Crosby said, and the town's tax increase will be 3 percent. Anything more than that would require a public hearing, he said.