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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Brantley honored as top assistant manager

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Amy Brantley, assistant county manager for Henderson County, has been honored as assistant county manager of the year in North Carolina. The N.C. City and County Management Association presented the award to Brantley during its annual convention on Feb. 7 in Winston-Salem.   Read Story »

Tags: County Manager Steve Wyatt | local budgets | Amy Brantley

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Lapsley wonders if county has too much money

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Tags: local budgets | Bill Lapsley | local government budgets | taxes

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Budget season exposes inequity of state law

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Life is not fair. Neither are local taxes.   Read Story »

Tags: local budgets | Park at Flat Rock | 2016-17 local budgets

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

County wish lists could trigger 3-cent tax increase

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Henderson County taxpayers may see a tax increase of up to 3 cents in order to fund the budget requests and of wish lists of department heads, new construction and higher school spending.   Read Story »

Tags: local budgets | 2016-17 local budgets

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Commissioners endorse new charge for 'enhanced' sheriff's coverage

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Plunging again into the question of who gets what services, who pays and how much, Henderson County commissioners today ordered county administrators to offer a price list of “enhanced” law enforcement coverage to the two towns in the county with no police department.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Towns push back on county fees

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Henderson County administrators and the elected Board of Commissioners are quick to criticize the state Legislature when the state body delays critical decisions that affect the county budget.   Read Story »

Tags: volunteer fire departments | local budgets | local government budgets | taxes

Hendersonville Business

City adds fee to credit card payments

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City utility customers who pay their water or garbage bill with a credit card will be charged a fee starting Feb. 1.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | local budgets | 2015-16 local budgets

Hendersonville Business

City's fiscal strength earns rating upgrade

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A financial service has upgraded the fiscal strength rating for the city of Hendersonville based on its cash reserves, ability to repay debt and secure lower interest rates for borrowing.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | local government borrowing | local budgets | Lisa White

Flat Rock News

Welcome center bids top budget by $100K

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FLAT ROCK — Flat Rock park planners went back to the drawing board after construction bids for a welcome center and public restrooms came in $100,000 over budget.     Read Story »

Tags: parks and recreation | local budgets | Park at Flat Rock

Henderson County Business

Tax total beats target by $1.75M

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Henderson County took in $1.75 million more in property taxes than its tax assessor projected a year ago, giving county leaders a windfall as they start the new budget year.   Read Story »

Tags: local government borrowing | local budgets | Henderson County Tax Collector Stan Duncan

Mills River News

Mills River reserves up to $3 million

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MILLS RIVER — The Mills River Town Board in June adopted a $1.47 million budget that keeps the tax rate the same and holds the line on capital spending.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River Town Board | local budgets

Hendersonville Business

Report urges city to expand Seventh Avenue tax district

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Consultants studying ways to spark redevelopment of the Historic Seventh Avenue District recommended that the city expand the district, adding 36 properties and doubling the taxable value, from $7.8 million to $15.5 million.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Historic Seventh Avenue | local budgets

Hendersonville Four Seasons Politics

Hendersonville, Laurel Park raising taxes by 3 cents

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The Hendersonville City Council adopted a 2014-15 budget on Tuesday that raises the tax rate by 3 cents per $100 valuation, an increase city leaders said was needed to cover this year's expanding debt payments and catch up on road paving.   Read Story »

Tags: local government borrowing | local budgets

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Commissioners adopt $117 million budget

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday adopted a $117 million budget, setting aside for now a $400,000 question about the county's share of state-mandated teacher pay raise.   Read Story »

Tags: local budgets

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: A welcome relief from rhetoric

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Anyone in search of proof that elections matter need only have watched the budget deliberations of the past four years.     Read Story »

Tags: local budgets | 2014 Board of Commissioners election

Henderson County News

Bill that would cost city $300,000 advances

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A bill that would cost the city of Hendersonville up to $300,000 in tax revenue advanced in the state Senate on Wednesday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Bill capping local taxes would cost city $300,000

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A bill that would cost the city of Hendersonville up to $300,000 in tax revenue is back in the North Carolina General Assembly.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | local government borrowing | local budgets

Henderson County News

City Council endorses 3-cent tax increase

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Hendersonville residents would see their property taxes go up by 3 cents — to 44 cents per $100 valuation — under a recommended increase that City Council members endorsed today.   Read Story »

Tags: local government borrowing | local budgets

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Village wise to slow park spending

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Politicians are not known for taking their promises seriously.   Read Story »

Tags: parks and recreation | local budgets | Park at Flat Rock

Henderson County News

Board signals support for tax cut; pay raise possible

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Last year, Henderson County commissioners killed a proposed tax cut in a 3-2 vote. This is an election year, and it appears the idea has support to pass, especially after all three commissioners who voted no last spring indicated that they will support the 1.4-cent cut this year.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | local government borrowing | local budgets

Henderson County News

County spent less, collected more than budgeted, audit says

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Henderson County underspent its fiscal year 2012-13 budget and received more revenue than projected, an audit said.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | local government borrowing | local budgets

Henderson County News

Sheriff wins $3.6 million grant for 911 center upgrade

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The North Carolina 911 Board has awarded Henderson County Sheriff'sDepartment a $3.6 million grant to relocate the Henderson County E-911 Center to the Henderson County Law Enforcement Center and replace all outdated equipment.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Sheriff's Department | local budgets

Mills River News

Mills River budget raises town salaries

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MILLS RIVER — In a rare split vote, the Mills River Town Council on Thursday adopted a $1.5 million budget that funds pay raises targeted at the town administrative functions. The council rejected one councilman's proposal to raise salaries across the board by 5 percent, instead adopting the town manager's recommendation for a broad restructuring of duties, titles and pay.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River Town Board | Jaime Laughter | local budgets

Laurel Park News

No new taxes budget in Laurel Park raises water bills by 2.5%

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LAUREL PARK — The Laurel Park Town Council adopted a $2.15 million no-new-taxes budget for 2013-14 on Tuesday with a warning that pending legislation in Raleigh could raise costs or trim projected town revenue.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | local budgets | Laurel Park Town Manager Jim Ball

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Conservatives win in budget vote

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Henderson County commissioners invested in public safety and crime prevention, granted a modest public school funding request and made good on an overdue promise to Green River this week as they finished up their work on the 2013-14 budget — all without raising taxes.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins | local government borrowing | local budgets

Henderson County Politics

Commissioners turn down tax cut

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Henderson County commissioners voted 3-2 to keep the current tax rate. Click here for live updates from the MossBlog: Live coverage!   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Henderson County Commissioner Charlie Messer | Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins | local budgets

Henderson County News

County adds spending, delays tax cut vote

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners ratcheted up a proposed county budget by $1,029,098 on Tuesday, adding a new "peak load" ambulance crew and granting several non-profit agency requests while delaying a vote on a proposed tax cut.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | local budgets

Hendersonville News

City may reduce fire response to medical calls

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It's a familiar sight, and it's sometimes a head scratcher.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Henderson County Emergency Medical Service | local government borrowing | Henderson County emergency management | local budgets

Henderson County News

City Council kills 3-cent tax increase; OKs bond issue

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The Hendersonville City Council killed a proposed 3-cent tax increase on Friday, voting instead to use reserves to balance the upcoming budget.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | local government borrowing | local budgets

Henderson County News

Commissioners set review of $109 million budget

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Henderson County commissioners received a budget proposal Wednesday that keeps the tax rate at 51.36 cents per $100 valuation with an option to lower the rate to 50 cents.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | local government borrowing | local budgets