Water/sewer rate hike tabled; budget presented, but will change


Presentation of the 2017-18 budget proposal for the City of Bowie was rather anti-climactic Tuesday night as the revenue picture it offered was no longer valid after the city council failed to approve water and sewer rate structure.
Following the city charter, the budget proposal must be submitted in a public hearing in July.
While the rate structure has been in discussion for several months, property values will not be available until the week of July 25, which will allow entities to establish effective and proposed tax rates.
Another delay in the tax rate is a State Legislative Special Session, and a revenue cap is being considered which could reduce the amount an entity can increase taxes without facing a rollback.

Read the full story in the weekend News.