It will be held in the City Hall council chambers.
Citizens in Hagerstown have the opportunity tonight (Tues) to comment on the city's proposed fiscal year 2012 and 2013 operating budget. The hearing will take place at 7:00 PM at the council chamber at City Hall at 1 East Franklin Street.
Other public hearings will be held to discuss the Community Development Block Grant program's annual action plan, and the property tax rate, which is expected to remain at 0.788-cents per $100 of assessed value.
Even though the rate will remain the same, City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman tells the Hagerstown Herald Mail that the increase in the tax base would bring in $97,176 in additional tax revenue for 2012-13. But Zimmerman says this is not a property tax increase.
He tells the paper that the city's assessable real property base will go up from $2.51-billion to $2.52-billion.
The city of Hagerstown's proposed budget totals $36.6-million, which is mostly from $24.9-million in property tax revenues, according to the Herald-Mail.
Hagerstown's Capital Improvements Program increased by 169.4% from the current year, from $311,900 to $882,759.