Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Proposed County Budget Includes Tax Increase To Cover Facility Projects

Proposed County Budget Includes Tax Increase To Cover Facility Projects

It is budget season and Wayne County is looking at a potential tax increase.

County Manager Craig Honeycutt presented his proposed budget to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

The new budget asks for a property tax rate increase of $.054 from $.6635 per $100 evaluation to $.7175 if capital projects are included.

The increase is due solely to $58 million of new debt for the following projects:

  • $5 million for Fremont Elementary
  • $25 million for the new Health/DSS Human Services Building
  • $25 million for the new Jail
  • $3 million to support the completion of the Wayne Community College Advance Manufacturing Center

Honeycutt says the new budget includes a $5.7 million increase in revenue following conservative planning due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

A public hearing for Wayne County’s 2021-2022 budget has been scheduled for 9:30 AM on June 1st.

The new financial plan needs to be approved by July 1st.

Click here to read the Wayne County Manager’s Proposed 2021-2022 Budget.

 

County Manager Craig Honeycutt presents his proposed budget to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.
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