Brunswick County Commissioners to present proposed budget

Reported by Gavin Johnson - bio|email
Posted by Theresa Swenson - email

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Monday night, Brunswick County Commissioners are going to present their 2009-2010 proposed budget.

According to commissioners there are 23 frozen positions that won't likely be filled.  Including 7 positions in the health department and 8 in the social services department.

Brunswick County Commissioner Marty Cooke, said people living in Brunswick County may see an increase in fees.

"We're looking at certain situations where a lot of times it cost a lot more than what we actually charged, said Cooke. "So we subsidized those fees. We bring them up every few years and that's the case here. Some of the fees haven't been raised in years."

Basic life support for ambulance service could go from $350 to $400.  Advance life support may go from $400 to $450.  Also, home builders who want to change contractors can do it for free now, but it could soon impose a $25 fee.

Commissioners said they are also looking at delaying several future projects to eliminate the need for a tax increase.

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