Tight Budget Year Coming
Transylvania County government agencies are financially healthy, but officials say they still expect to struggle this year as they put together a budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.
County Manager Artie Wilson gave county commissioners during its recent retreat some preliminary budget information.
Wilson said at this point he is making certain assumptions. He expects the tax base to increase by $175 million, adding $939,000 in property tax revenue.
But there will be a reduction of $700,000 in interest income as funds set aside for the jail are spent.
Preliminary information from the co...