City officials believe that budget bill, if approved, trumps any other agreement between the city and Fort Monroe Authority, which may in turn hamstring the city's ability to charge for services.
Bunting said the city recognizes the authority's ability to use the city Board of Review of Assessments to challenge its assessment from the city. Talks between lawyers representing the city and Fort Monroe Authority were ongoing as recently as Friday.
Both city and state officials said they see the relationship between Fort Monroe and the city as being unique to Virginia.
"There's no model to go by here," said Ward, who expects conversations about finances between the city and Fort Monroe to continue for the foreseeable future.
"We want to see Fort Monroe rise and prosper to become the attraction we all know it can be," Bunting said. "I don't believe anyone is trying to get in the way of wanting to see that happen."
Tax bills due
Due June 30, 2012
Date paid: May 21, 2012
Due Dec. 31, 2012
Date paid: Jan. 13, 2013
Source: Hampton Treasurer's Office
Proposed Legislation: HB2038
Budget proposal: Notwithstanding any other provision of law or agreement, the amount paid from all sources of funds by the Fort Monroe Authority to the City of Hampton pursuant to § 2.2-2342, Code of Virginia, shall not exceed $562,540 in FY 2013 and $983,960 in FY 2014.