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Commissioners OK $51.2 Million General Fund Budget


Last updated 6/30/2017 at 2:13pm

Transylvania County commissioners Monday unanimously approved the 2017/18 fiscal year budget, which includes no property tax increase.

The $51,243,973 general fund budget goes into effect July 1, the start of the new fiscal year. Compared to the initially approved 2016/17 general fund budget, the new budget represented a 5.9 percent increase.

Commissioner Mike Hawkins, however, pointed out that after a series of budget amendments, including ones made Monday, the 2016/17 general fund budget is actually now $51,239,574 and so is roughly the same as the 2017/18 budget.

Among the 2017/18 bu...

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