Cost of Community Study
The study examined the revenues and expenditures for different land uses (i.e. agriculture, residential, commercial/industrial) for fiscal year 2017. The information was used to compute the ratio of expenditures-to-revenues for the different land use categories. In addition, the study determined how conservation easements affect the composite index of locality ability to pay calculation for the county. The information provided shows how existing land uses affect the county budget and can be used for county planning.