The Transylvania Times -

By Mark Todd
Staff Writer" 

Manager Presents A 'Bare Bones' Budget


May 29, 2009

Transylvania County Manager Artie Wilson Monday called for a "bare bones" $39.2 million 2009-2010 county general fund budget on Tuesday that would require no increase in the overall amount of property taxes collected.

Wilson said during his budget presentation to county commissioners that he anticipates a 38 percent increase in the tax base because of the recent property revaluation.

Wilson, however, is proposing a "revenue neutral" tax rate of $.3949 per $100 in property value to bring in the same amount of property taxes as did last year's rate of 54 cents.

The proposed budget is $4.5 mil...

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