Wilmington City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the city's $145 million budget for 2014-15. This comes with a 1 cent property tax increase for all residents in the city limits.
With the 1 cent increase, the owner of a $200,000 home would pay about $20 extra each year. City officials say this will impact the average home owner by a $1.67 a month.
Council also approved spending about $89,000 in federal drug forfeiture funds to expand and enhance the downtown camera system. The new camera system will allow officers to monitor downtown areas in real time.
About $1.2 million will go to the WPD through a COPS grant and $2.99 million will go towards buying the new trash trucks which is part of the normal replacement schedule.
For a full break down of the Council's meeting click this link: http://bit.ly/SSbQwm
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