Delaware County Announces Proposed Budget for 2020

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Delaware County’s proposed Budget for 2020 was presented on Nov. 4 by Executive Director Marianne Grace. The budget proposes no tax increase for 2020. If ultimately adopted by County Council, this would be the sixth straight year in a row with no tax increase, including 2019 when taxes were decreased by 2.5 %.

“We commend Executive Director Marianne Grace, Budget Director Jim Hayes, President Judge Kevin Kelly and all of our department heads and employees,” said Delaware County Council Chairman John McBlain. “It is their diligent work throughout the year that allows Council to be able to consider yet another no tax increase budget for our residents and taxpayers.”

The total proposed General Fund expenditures are $358,133,000 for 2020. The proposed 2020 Budget will be available for public inspection at the Office of the County Clerk located on the 2nd floor of the Government Center (201 W. Front St., Media. PA) and is posted on the on the County’s website:

Council will submit its reports on or before Nov. 18, 2019. A Budget Hearing will be conducted on Wednesday, Dec 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the County Council Meeting Room (201 West Front Street Media, PA.) The second reading and final adoption of the 2020 budget will be held on Dec. 11 at 10:00 a.m. at the regularly scheduled County Council meeting.

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