FY 2010 Adopted Budget Facts


Population
Fairfax County's population is projected to be 1,055,580 persons as of January 2009, an increase of 0.6 percent over the revised January 2009 estimate of 1,049,331 and an increase of 29.0 percent over the 1990 census count.

General Fund Direct Expenditures

Totals $1.21 billion, which reflects a decrease of $69.7 million or 5.45 percent from the FY 2009 Revised Budget Plan. It is a decrease of $27.3 million or 2.21 percent over the FY 2009 Adopted Budget Plan.

General Fund Disbursements
Totals $3.33 billion, which reflects a decrease of $91.94 million or 2.69 percent over the FY 2009 Revised Budget Plan. The decrease over the FY 2009 Adopted Budget Plan is $22.17 million or 0.66 percent. These figures include the School Transfer and School Debt Service.

General Fund Revenue
Totals $3.31 billion, which reflects an increase of $26.5 million or 0.81 percent over the FY 2009 Revised Budget Plan.

School Board Transfer
The proposed County General Fund transfer for School Operations in FY 2010 is held at the FY 2009 level and totals $1.62 billion.The combined transfer with School Operating and Debt Service is $1.79 billion, or 53.8 percent of the total County Combined General Fund disbursements.

Real Estate Tax Rate
Increased from $0.92 to $1.04 per $100 assessed value.

Personal Property Tax Rate
Remains at $4.57 per $100 assessed value.

General Property Taxes
Total approximately 78.7 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
Assessed value of all real property is projected to decrease $22.9 billion or 10.0 percent from FY 2009.

Average Residential Assessed Property Value
Projected at $459,228.

Average Residential Real Estate Tax Bill
$4,775.97 at the $1.04 per $100 assessed value tax rate.

One Real Estate Penny
Equivalent to approximately $20.5 million in tax revenue.

One Personal Property Penny
Equivalent to approximately $1.1 million in tax revenue.

Refuse Collection Rate
Remains at $345 per household in FY 2010.

Refuse Disposal Rate
Increases from $57 to $60 per ton in FY 2010.

Leaf Collection Rate
Remains at $0.015 per $100 assessed valuation in FY 2010.

Sewer Availability Charge
For new single-family homes, this charge increases to $7,310.

Sewer Service Rate
Increases to $4.50 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 2010.

Countywide Service District for the Stormwater Management Program
The FY 2010 tax rate is $0.010 per $100 of assessed value.

Pay For Performance/Public Safety Merit Increments for County Employees
No funding is included in FY 2010 for pay for performance salary increases or for merit increments for Public Safety uniformed personnel.  As a result, no County employee will receive a salary increase related to pay for performance, merit increments, or longevity steps in FY 2010.

Market Rate Adjustment
No funding is included in FY 2010 for the market rate adjustment which, based on current methodology, would have been 3.49 percent.  As a result, all pay scales will remain at FY 2009 levels.

Authorized Positions
Authorized positions for all funds decreased by a net of 306 positions, as a result of the expenditure reductions recommended by the County Executive.

Pay-As-You-Go Capital Construction
These projects total $20.51 million.

Information Technology
The General Fund funding totals $7.4 million.

Expenditures for All Appropriated Funds
Totals $5.83 billion.

 


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