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Red Cross’ property tax rate to remain at 16 cents

The Town of Red Cross’ 2020-2021 annual budget will keep the tax rate at 16 cents per $100 valuation.

The town council held a public hearing and approved the budget during its meeting Monday night.

The total budget expenditure is $305,000.

This includes $75,000 for waste disposal, $71,000 for general funds, $60,000 for capital improvements, $55,000 for fire protection, $22,000 for police protection (Stanly County Sheriff), $14,000 for zoning and $8,000 for nondepartmental.

For fire protection, $25,000 is for the Oakboro Fire Department, and $15,000 each for the West Stanly Fire Department and the Ridgecrest Fire Department.

The revenue is comprised of $220,000 in sales and uses tax and $85,000 in property tax.

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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