The Transylvania Times -

By Derek McKissock
News Editor" 

Manager's Budget Calls For No Tax Increase


Artie Wilson

No property tax increase is called for in County Manager Artie Wilson's proposed budget for the 2008-09 fiscal year.

Wilson presented his $45.5 million budget, a $3 million increase over last year, to the Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting on Monday.

The Board will tackle the budget during the first of a series of workshops that begin this Friday.

In his budget message, Wilson said the recent economic downtown and "concern" about the costs associated with the new Public Safety Facility meant department heads were asked to keep operating expenses at the same level as the curre...

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