Taxing times

As my story in today’s Floyd Press explains, the county Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Monday night to hike taxes substantially for the upcoming fiscal years — raising the real estate tax rate five cents to 53 cents per $100 in assessed valuation and personal property taxes 75 cents to $3.45 per $100. This means […]

Does Floyd need a town manager or even a town government?

The controversy over the hiring of Lance Terpenny as Floyd’s new town manager after Christiansburg dumped him raises a few other questions: Does Floyd really need a Town Manager? Does Floyd even need a town government? Does Floyd, as a town, even need to exist? With a population of about 436 residents, Floyd is one […]

Why is Floyd town government raising taxes?

According to most reports, the government of the Town of Floyd is flush with cash. While the county government struggles with a tight budget that has that entity living, basically, from paycheck to paycheck, the town has a budget surplus. When organizations ask for money, the town has been known to give them more than […]

Last day to pay real estate taxes

The tax man cometh today or rather the tax check goeth — out the door. Real estate taxes for the first half of 2010 are due today. Technically, they were due two days ago (June 5) but because that was a Saturday, Floyd County taxpayers have a grace period over the weekend. As long as […]

Sound off on county budget and taxes Wednesday night

Have an opinion on the new county budget and tax rates? You can give the Floyd County Board of Supervisors a piece of your mind Wednesday at 7 p.m. at a public hearing at the County Administration Building on Oxford Street. County Administrator Dan Campbell will outline the budget for the next fiscal year (which […]