CHESTERTOWN — Kent County Commissioner Bill Short said Tuesday night that he would not be amending the proposed $47.3 million fiscal year 2019 budget, saying he thought the proposed plan represented all members of the county fairly, after hearing from citizens during a public hearing.

The budget proposes the property tax rate remain at 1.022 cents per $100 of assessed value and the income tax rate hold at 2.85 percent. The proposed budget is expected to be approved next week and will take effect July 1.

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