Town Plans $7 Million Budget; Public Hearing June 20


June 10, 2013

The Town of Cape Charles proposes to spend almost $7.2 million in the new fiscal year beginning July 1.

Estimated income and expenses are shown in the table below.

The Town Council will hold a public hearing 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at St. Charles Parish Hall to receive written and oral comments on all proposed disbursements.

The budget will be discussed and brought to a vote a week after the public hearing at a special meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Town Hall.

Following are proposed tax rates and user fees:

Vehicle Tax: $31 per state registered vehicle, (Trailers $18, Golf Cart Decal $31)

Real Estate Tax: $.2759 per $100; Personal Property Tax $2 per $100; Boat Tax $0.01 per $100

Transient Occupancy Tax: 3%; Meals Tax: 5%; Admissions Tax: 3%; Short Term Rental Tax: 1%

Residential 0-2,000 gal.: $34.50 minimum;  2,001 to 5,000 gal.: $2.63 per 1,000;  5,001 to 10,000: $3.75 per 1,000; 10,001 to 15,000 gals: $5.00  per 1,000;  Over 15,000 gals: $7.50 per 1,000;

Commercial 0-2,000 gal: $34.50 minimum; 2,001-10,000 gal: $2.50 per 1,000; 10,001-15,000 gals: $3.75 per 1,000;  Over 15,000 gals: $5.00 per 1,000

Residential 0-2,000 gal.: $60.85 minimum; 2,001 to 5,000 gal.: $4.11 per 1,000;  5,001 to 10,000 gals: $5.85 per 1,000;  10,001 to 15,000: $7.80 per 1,000; Over 15,000 gals: $11.70 per 1,000;

Commercial 0-2000 gal: $60.85 minimum; 2,001-10,000 gals: $3.90 per 1,000;  10,001-15,000 gals: $5.85 per 1,000; Over 15,000 gals: $7.80 per 1,000

GARBAGE: $12.57 per month

COMBINED MINIMUM MONTHLY WATER BILL (water, sewer, garbage): $107.92




5 Responses to “Town Plans $7 Million Budget; Public Hearing June 20”

  1. Gene Kelly on June 10th, 2013 12:22 pm

    For a Town of 1000 people…(on a good day)…this strikes me as a tad insane….!

  2. Steve Downs on June 10th, 2013 12:43 pm

    Time to get the hell out of Cape Chuck!!

  3. Gene Kelly on June 11th, 2013 12:10 pm

    Almost $775K for Public Works and Police…!!!???

  4. Deborah Bender on June 11th, 2013 3:26 pm

    Let’s don’t forget $40,000 for a handicapped ramp for the old library! Never mind when they have meetings in the municipal building handicapped people can’t attend :-( And if there is a fire on the first floor, everyone in the meeting is toast. This is just crazy!

  5. Melvin W. Williams, Jr CWO, USCG (ret) on June 23rd, 2013 11:44 am

    That’s my real name, I was born, raised and educated here. During my youth I saw and was affected by the town council officials in the town of Cape Charles’s management and how it was applied to certain people. From education, employment, businesses, town government, recreational and entertainment activities, medical and religion, utilities and taxes (my list could go on ), the method(s) of application seems to have caused, and once again is causing, poor developemnt and disturbing issues for this town.

    Let me say this boldly: outsiders are coming in and have come in and have taken control of the functions of the town and have plans for development that will affect certain people living in certain areas of the town.

    Question: What happens to the people who can’t pay their tax or insurance increases beceause they have no or limited income; where are the jobs? The people making these new laws and planning for the developement of the town — where do or did they get their money?

    Basketball courts and parks are good to have, but what about the redevelopment issues in areas of the town affected by little or no employment? What about computer education? The decision makers who feel that they have the power to buy or sell any property belonging to the town without going through proper precedures or finding out from ALL the citizens of the town should be strongly challenged and/or investigated to see if there’s another interest involved.

    Last but not least, Old School issues: It appears that there’s more interest in the school in town than the one “over the Hump” and the plans for it. I’ve read and have talked to certain people, and I still see the same old thing still going on, but with new faces.

    The Sleeping Giant will awake, Town of Cape Charles. This town has great potential. If it makes a stronger and more determined effort to get ALL of its citizens involved in meeting their needs, then the Town of Cape Charles would have great results in its development.