CHRISTIANSBURG — Fiscal conservatives across Montgomery County can exhale: The proposed county budget for fiscal year 2014-15 does not include tax increases — yet.

The proposed budget, presented by County Administrator F. Craig Meadows Monday night, is $171.6 million – a 2 percent ($4 million) increase from the current budget – and represents county revenue and expenditures from July 1 to June 30, 2015.

The proposal includes a public school budget of $121.1 million, or nearly 71 percent of the total proposed budget. The proposed school budget is a 2 percent ($2.5 million) increase over the current budget.  The proposed $42.1 million for school operations is unchanged from the current budget.

To view the budget, visit www.montva.com, then click on the blue button on the left that reads “Proposed budget fiscal year 2015.” A printed copy is also available at the Montgomery County Government Center on 755 Roanoke St. in Christiansburg.

The Board of Supervisors has scheduled seven meetings before adoption of the budget:

March 10, 7:15 p.m., regular meeting

March 17, 6 p.m., budget work session

March 24, 7:15 p.m. adjourned meeting

March 25, 7 p.m., Christiansburg High School

April 3, 6 p.m., public hearings on advertised budget and tax rate

April 8, 7 p.m., Margaret Beeks Elementary School

April 14, 7:15 p.m., budget and tax rate adoption

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will held at the Montgomery County Government Center.

A budget proposal video presentation may be viewed on Comcast and Shentel Channels 190 and at www.youtube.com/montgomeryva.

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