NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

BY THE TOWN COUNCIL

OF THE TOWN OF DUMFRIES, VIRGINIA ON

June 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM

or as soon thereafter as may be heard

Located at 17755 Main Street, Dumfries, VA 22026

  The Town Council of the Town of Dumfries hereby gives notice of a public hearing on the following ordinances effected by the adoption of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget.   Vehicle License – amount of tax (Article II, Chapter 62, Section 46),   proposed reduction from $25.00 to $24.00, which would be effective for the period of March 1, 2015 to February 28, 2016.   Classified Businesses and Occupations (Business, Professional, Occupational License) {Article II, Chapter 18, Division 3, Section 18-98 through 18-113} as follows:   18-99 Except where exempted by law, every person engaged in contracting, subcontracting, and persons constructing for their own account for sale shall be assessed by the town treasurer and pay for such privilege, a license tax of $30.00 or $0.102 .092 per $100.00 of gross receipts, whichever is greater.   18-102 Every person engaged in the business of providing financial services shall be assessed by the town treasurer and pay for such privilege, a license tax of $30.00 or $0.30 $0.29 per $100.00 of gross receipts earned, whichever is greater.   18-105 Every person engaged in the business of providing real estate and professional services shall be assessed by the town treasurer and pay for such privilege, a license tax of $30.00 or $0.30 $0.29 per $100.00 of gross receipts earned, whichever is greater.   18-106 Every person engaged in a repair, personal or business service or any other business or occupation, trade, profession, vocation, calling or activity not specifically listed and taxed by or excepted from this article shall be assessed by the town treasurer and pay for such privilege, a license tax of $30.00 or $0.19 $0.18 per $100.00 of gross receipts, whichever is greater.   18-109 Every retail merchant or person selling at retail shall be assessed by the town treasurer and pay for such privilege, a license tax of $30.00 or $0.135 $0.125 per $100.00 of gross receipts, whichever is greater.   18-112 Every person conducting or engaging in the business of wholesale sales as defined by this article shall be assessed by the town treasurer and pay a license tax for such privilege of $0.030 $0.020 on each $100.00 of purchases.   Cigarette Tax Rates (Article VI, Chapter 58, Section 58-159) gives the Town the authority to impose a tax on every person who sells or uses cigarettes within the Town by uncodified ordinance. The proposed change would decrease the cigarette tax from $0.60 to $0.55 for each package.   Stormwater Management Fund (Article V, Chapter 26, Division 2, Section 26-156) uncodified ordinance setting the service charge base rate proposed reduction from $30.00 to $28.00.   All supporting material is available for public inspection at the Office of the Town Clerk at 17755 Main Street, Dumfries, Virginia 22026 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM; M-F. The public hearing is being held in a public facility believed to be accessible to persons with disabilities. Any person with questions on the accessibility of the facility or needing to discuss accommodation of a disability should contact the Town Clerk at 703-221-3400 or dhobgood@dumfriesva.gov during normal working hours.   Please post on May 21, 2014 and May 28, 2014.