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Stormwater dominates first town hall forum on James City budget

Stormwater dominates first town hall forum on James City budget

JAMES CITY - Stormwater issues dominated the county's first budget forum hosted by Supervisor John McGlennon Thursday night in the James City County Government Center.

For an hour and a half, McGlennon fielded questions on County Administrator Bryan Hill's proposed budget, including the 8.2-cent proposed tax hike that would be the county's first in two decades.

Nearly 80 people filled the board room for the event, the first of five forums scheduled before a budget is decided upon.

The tax increase would mean the average homeowner in James City County would pay an additional $20 per month, or $240 per year. Some people dressed in green, backing some state and local...

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