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Stanfield’s property tax to remain at 32 cents rate

The 2019-2020 budget proposal for the Town of Stanfield recommends the property tax rate remain at 32 cents per $100 valuation — the same rate as in years past.

The 2019-2020 total expenditures for both the General Fund and Enterprise Fund is $1.4 million.

These numbers are a slight increase compared to 2018-2019 budget, where the total expenditures totaled $1.2 million.

The proposed General Fund expenditures total $1 million, up from $855,000 for last fiscal year. The total includes $185,500 for general government, $399,500 for public safety, $130,000 for transportation Powell, $68,000 for maintenance, $102,000 for environmental and sanitation and $168,000 for parks and recreation.

Major appropriations in the General Fund expenditures include $88,600 for general government employees’ full-time salaries, $220,500 for public safety employees’ full-time salaries, $123,000 for street maintenance and repairs, $25,200 for maintenance employees’ full-time salaries, $102,000 for waste and recycling and $45,350 for parks and recreation employees’ full-time salaries.

The proposed Enterprise Fund expenditures total $370,000, up from $353,500 for last fiscal year. The total includes $120,000 for the water and sewer department, $70,000 for water operations and $180,000 for sewer operations.

Major appropriations in the Enterprise Fund expenditures include water and sewer employees’ full-time salaries, $105,000 for sewer treatment and $52,000 for wholesale water purchase.

The General Fund revenue, which also totals $1 million, includes $409,500 from property taxes, $347,000 from sales and use tax, $84,600 from franchise tax, $199,500 from intergovernmental and $12,400 from other services.

The Expenditure Fund revenue, which also totals $370,000, includes $128,000 from water, $219,000 from sewer and $23,000 from other services.

The town will introduce the budget and have a public hearing during the June 6 town council meeting.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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