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Commissioners Approve Budget, 12.5 Cent Tax Increase


June 27, 2019

On Monday, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved a $63,936,857 budget for the 2019/2020 fiscal year, including the 10.5 cents voter-approved tax increase to pay the $68 million school construction bond and a further 2 cents to help pay for major construction projects, such as the courthouse or a new EMS base.

The 2019/2020 fiscal year budget goes into effect July 1, but it wasn’t unanimously approved by commissioners. Commissioners David Guice, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel voted for it, while Commissioners Jason Chappell and Will Cathey voted against.

The overall 12.5 c...

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