County Budget May Include 12.5 Cents Tax Increase-Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 6/10/2019 at 2:20pm

On top of a proposed 10.5 cents property tax increase to pay for the voter-approved $68 million school bond, a majority of the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners are recommending a further 2 cents tax increase for long-term capital needs, such as the courthouse or a new EMS station.

The 2 cents tax increase was discussed during a second budget workshop Thursday in the commission chambers. Commissioners David Guice, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel supported the increase, while Commissioners Will Cathey and Jason Chappell indicated they didn’t. The 12.5 cents increase is only proposed...

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