Part of executive's tour of area communities

New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer continues with his tour of area communities to discuss his proposed 2019 budget with a stop in Hockessin this Thursday, April 5, 6 p.m. at the Hockessin Memorial Hall.

Meyer presented his budget to county council last week, asking for a 15 percent increase to property tax, and a 12 percent sewer rate increase.

The proposed property tax increase would add roughly $68 per year to the average $433 tax bill, while the sewer rate increase would amount to $30 more per year to an average sewer bill of $250.

In a statement from Greater Hockessin Area Development Association president Mark Blake, Blake urged all residents in the greater Hockessin area to attend.

“Meyer will address your questions and explain why he has proposed both a property tax increase and a sewer fee increase for this year's budget," Blake said.

County Councilwoman Janet Kilpatrick will also be in attendance to address questions and concerns as well, Blake said.

“We strongly suggest that all area Neighborhood Maintenance and Civic Association officers attend as well as residents of all communities and local business owners to hear first-hand the challenges we are facing in 2018 and beyond,” Blake said.

The Hockessin Memorial Hall is located at 610 Yorklyn Rd, Hockessin.

View information on the proposed FY2019 here.