2024 Adopted Budget, Taxes to be Decreased

Posted on March 19, 2024

Cheshire County Delegation Passes Budget with Net Decrease in Taxes to be Raised

2024 Adopted Budget

On March 18th, 2024 the Cheshire County Delegation passed the 2024 Executive Committee Proposed Budget with no changes.

In a time of high costs and ongoing recovery from COVID-19, the Cheshire County Delegation, Commissioners, and Administration have worked diligently to ensure we are doing our part to keep taxes down. This budget represents a true commitment to that goal. The budget passed is a net .009% or $25,786 decrease in taxes to be raised.

This decrease comes on the heels of a 0% increase in 2023. Over the last five years, the average increase in County taxes to be raised has been 0.68%. We have done our best to ensure we are holding up the highest level of care and services, while working to not be a burden on the taxpayers of the County.

The total budget passed is $75,755,833, with taxes to be raised amounting to less than half of the total budget at $29,067,585. The discrepancy between the entire budget and taxes to be raised is due to the revenue the County creates from several revenue producing programs through our Grants Department, the Department of Corrections, Cheshire EMS, and several more. This is further proof of the fiscal responsibility Cheshire County upholds.

“We have worked hard to continue and expand upon the vital services Cheshire County provides while working in the confines of the fiscal reality we are living in. This budget represents months of hard work and collaboration between the Cheshire County Commissioners, Delegation, and staff. We are incredibly proud of the final passage of the 2024 budget, and look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Cheshire County”. -Rep. Barry Faulkner, Chair Cheshire County Executive Committee