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No tax increase in approved Brunswick County budget

Brunswick County Commissioners have unanimously approved the 2016-17 budget. (Source: WECT) Brunswick County Commissioners have unanimously approved the 2016-17 budget. (Source: WECT)
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Brunswick County Commissioners unanimously approved the $224 million budget Monday for the 2016-17 fiscal year that starts July 1. The budget does not include an increase in property taxes or water or sewer rates. 

“We have an incredible county manager and staff who have continually sought to refine government, bring down the overall cost and to make it work well even though we're one of the fastest growing counties in the country,” said Commissioner Marty Cooke. “We are proud of their very hard work which they have done.”

According to a presentation by County Manager Ann Hardy, the budget included increases in funding to Brunswick County Schools and Brunswick Community College, and an increase of almost 8 percent for public safety. 

You can read the details of the budget by clicking here: http://bit.ly/28LhQTX

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