FY 2009 Adopted Budget Facts
Fairfax County's population is projected to be 1,045,000 persons as of January 2008, an increase of 0.5 percent over the revised January 2007 estimate of 1,039,904 and an increase of 27.7 percent over the 1990 census count.
General Fund Direct Expenditures
Totals $1.24 billion, which reflects a decrease of $27.1 million or 2.15 percent over the FY 2008 Revised Budget Plan. It is an increase of $34.0 million or 2.83 percent over the FY 2008 Adopted Budget Plan.
General Fund Disbursements
Totals $3.35 billion, which reflects a decrease of $30.77 million or 0.91 percent over the FY 2008 Revised Budget Plan. The increase over the FY 2008 Adopted Budget Plan is $35.19 million or 1.06 percent. These figures include the School Transfer and School Debt Service.
General Fund Revenue
Totals $3.32 billion, which reflects an increase of $33.9 million or 1.03 percent over the FY 2008 Revised Budget Plan.
School Board Transfer
An increase of $40.0 million or 2.52 percent over the FY 2008 Adopted Budget Plan transfer, the proposed County General Fund Transfer for School Operations in FY 2009 is held at the FY 2008 level and totals $1.63 billion. The combined transfer with School Operating and Debt Service is $1.78 billion, or 53.1 percent of the total County Combined General Fund disbursements
Real Estate Tax Rate
Increased from $0.89 to $0.92 per $100 assessed value.
Personal Property Tax Rate
Remains at $4.57 per $100 assessed value.
General Property Taxes
Total approximately 77.1 percent of General Fund Receipts. It should be noted that this includes personal property taxes that are reimbursed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a result of the Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 1998.
Assessed value of all real property is projected to increase $1.17 billion or 0.51 percent over FY 2008.
Average Residential Assessed Property Value
Projected at $524,076.
Average Residential Real Estate Tax Bill
$4,821.50 at the $0.92 per $100 assessed value tax rate.
One Real Estate Penny
Equivalent to approximately $22.8 million in tax revenue.
One Personal Property Penny
Equivalent to approximately $1.1 million in tax revenue.
Refuse Collection Rate
Increases from $330 to $345 per household in FY 2009.
Refuse Disposal Rate
Increases from $52 to $57 per ton in FY 2009.
Leaf Collection Rate
Remains at $0.015 per $100 assessed valuation in FY 2009.
Sewer Availability Charge
For new single-family homes, this charge increases to $6,896.
Sewer Service Rate
Increases to $4.10 per 1,000 gallons of water consumption.
Countywide Special Tax District for the control of Pest Infestations
Tax rate remains at $0.0010 per $100 assessed valuation in FY 2009.
Pay For Performance/Public Safety Merit Increments for County
Total cost for General Fund and General Fund Supported staff pay for performance increases is $12.8 million. An additional amount of $3.1 million is included for merit increments for Public Safety uniformed personnel not eligible for the Pay For Performance program.
Market Rate Adjustment
2.96 percent based on the annual market index. In FY 2009, non-public safety pay scales are increased by this amount with no fiscal impact on salaries. For all uniformed public safety personnel, the 2.96 percent will be applied as a salary adjustment to maintain consistency with neighboring jurisdictions and to remain competitive in the local employment market at a cost of $12.7 million.
Authorized positions for all funds increased by a net of 33 / 33.0 SYE positions, all of which are directly connected with the new transportation funding.
Pay-As-You-Go Capital Construction
These projects total $20.08 million.
The General Fund funding totals $7.4 million.
Expenditures for All Appropriated Funds
Totals $6.07 billion.