Budget Season

On Tuesday, May 21, the Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing on the town manager’s recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Some highlights include:

  • no increase in the property tax rate (for the fifth consecutive year);
  • retirement of debt for the Adams Tract, the Century Center, the Martin Luther King Jr Park property, and the Old NC 86 public works property;
  • an increase in the human services grant budget; and
  • a small cost-of-living increase for town employees.

And don’t forget the purchase of a new front-loader garbage truck!

The proposed budget is available on the town’s website here and from the town clerk.

Your alderpersons want to hear from you. Reach out to us individually or attend the May 21 public hearing to share your ideas. Feel free to contact me directly or join the conversation on Facebook.