Stanly commissioners pass budget with $10 million funding increase, no tax hike

Published 9:26 am Saturday, June 29, 2024

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The Stanly County budget passed by commissioners for the upcoming fiscal year does not include a property tax increase.

Stanly’s tax rate will continue to be 61 cents per $100 of value.

General fund expenses were set at $96.89 million, with education receiving the largest budget at $28 million, which includes Stanly County Schools and Stanly Community College. The entire budget is more than $10 million more from last year’s budget ($86.5 million).

SCS is receiving an additional $1.5 million in funds, including $500,000 earmarked for teacher supplements, and an additional $3.7 million for the Endy classroom expansion.

One increase in funding from the county is $331,980 towards the new SCC trades facility and the college’s general operating fund.

Another major investment for the county is $860,000 to build a larger waste convenience site in the southwestern part of the county on Webb Road.

Other enhancements include replacement of the courthouse camera system ($118,000), two additional deputy positions with the Sheriff’s Office ($144,000) and replacement of the courthouse roof ($152,000).

In the approved budget, an increase of $370,356 will be for additional child protective services and foster care personnel, and an additional $85,000 will be for salary incentives for law enforcement officers and paramedics.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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