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City Council OKs 3-cent tax increase, 10 percent pay raise

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday night adopted a $45.2 million budget that raises the property tax by 3 cents in order to fund a 10 percent pay raise for city employees, buy first responder and public works vehicles and pay for major capital projects including the new police station and a new Seventh Avenue streetscape and in the coming years a new fire station, City Hall renovation and Edwards Park and Dogwood lot park improvements.   Read Story »

Tags: local government budgets | 2021-22 local budget

Henderson County News

City forecasts 7-cent tax increase over three years

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A boost in employee pay and benefits, growing debt service on major capital projects and a dozen new firefighters transitioning to the city payroll from a federal grant are leading to property tax and fee increases for Hendersonville taxpayers.   Read Story »

Tags: local government budgets | property taxes | 2021-22 local budget

Henderson County News

Wyatt presents $167 million no-new-taxes budget

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Henderson County Manager Steve Wyatt presented a $166.7 million budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year on Monday, continuing to invest in the priorities of education and public safety.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Covid relief funding allows infrastructure projects, premium pay for essential workers

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Although broad categories of how a windfall of economic recovery money can be spent are known, local government organizations are awaiting detailed rules from the U.S. Treasury Department.   Read Story »

Tags: local government budgets | 2021-22 local budget | American Recovery Act

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Covid relief spending boosts N.C. budget forecast

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RALEIGH — The state budget may be spared economists’ worst fears from the COVID pandemic, according to a new tax revenue forecast.   Read Story »

Tags: local government budgets | 2021 Legislative session | 2021-22 local budget

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Commissioners begin shaping 2021-22 budget

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Henderson County commissioners are reviewing the county's current financial situation, getting their first look at budget requests and beginning the process to shape a new budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The Lightning will update the highlights during the daylong retreat.   Read Story »

Tags: local government borrowing | local budgets | local government budgets | 2021-22 local budget