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Brunswick Budget approved, no tax increase

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BOLIVIA, NC (WECT)- The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the new county budget Monday night without increasing taxes.

The 2013-2014 budget focuses on resources for areas such as education and public safety. 

"This budget holds the line on taxes while directing taxpayer dollars toward education, public safety and other top priorities," said Commissioner Phil Norris, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.  

Highlights of the general fund budget include:

  • Maintaining current tax rate of 44.25 cents
  • 44.3% of 2013 tax levy used for education
  • 18.3% of 2013 tax levy used for public safety
  • Fund balance appropriation of $3,989,519 for non-recurring capital appropriations; no fund balance appropriated for recurring expenditures
  • Funds appropriated to improve the county's technology infrastructure, which will improve efficiency and strengthen data security
  • Capital improvement plan for general government includes funding for needed HVAC and roof replacements, C& D Landfill costs and a 911 center expansion.

 Click here to see more of the adopted budget and the county manager's budget message.

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