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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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This week's Lightning is on the street!   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Lightning | local government budgets | 2019 reappraisal

Henderson County News

Mills River homeowners will see tax increase

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Many Mills River homeowners and businesses will see an increase in their property tax bills this fall after the Town Council adopted a budget that increases the tax rate by a penny.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | local government budgets | 2019 tax reassessment | 2019 reappraisal

Henderson County News

Facing rising costs, city may seek sales tax referendum

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Hendersonville City Council members had endured two days of financial forecasts, volleyed 10 “revenue options” and seen their feedback memorialized on sticky notes a facilitator plastered onto poster board when Councilman Steve Caraker pitched his ask for the next budget get-together.   Read Story »

Tags: local government budgets | taxes | 2019 reappraisal

Flat Rock Business

Reappraisal Q&A

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Tags: local government budgets | 2019 tax reassessment | 2019 reappraisal | 2019-20 county budget

Henderson County News

Mid-priced homes likely to see biggest appraisal spike

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There were as many tax office staffers on hand as there were taxpayers when Darlene Burgess, Henderson County’s tax administrator, convened the first public information session to explain the 2019 reappraisal. The crowds may get a lot bigger when the new home assessments hit mailboxes six weeks from now.   Read Story »

Tags: housing | local government budgets | 2019 tax reassessment | 2019 reappraisal | home construction | housing starts | 2019-20 county budget | 2019-20 local budgets

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Commissioners again decline to fund SROs at schools in city

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners ratified its earlier decision that rejected funding police officers covering four schools in the city of Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: school shootings | local government budgets | 2018-19 budgets

Henderson County News

County rejects funding SROs at schools in city

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners turned down one commissioner's request to fund police officers in schools in the city of Hendersonville, a shift in budget policy that would have given a break to city residents who are facing a tax increase to pay for new officers.   Read Story »

Tags: school shootings | local government budgets | 2018-19 budgets

Henderson County News

Recommended county budget includes no tax increase

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Tags: local government budgets | 2018-19 budgets

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

SCHOOL SAFETY: 'They're asking parents to parent'

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Propelled into action by the Parkland High School shootings and a rise in threats to schools here, Henderson County Sheriff Charlie McDonald, elected officials, school administrators and parents on Thursday announced broad and aggressive strategies to make schools safe.   Read Story »

Tags: school shootings | local government budgets | 2018 School Board election

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Don't eat the ice cream

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Ice cream first or ice cream for dessert?   Read Story »

Tags: local government borrowing | local government budgets | 2017-18 local budgets

Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Borrow and spend becomes the new normal

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For a second year in a row, Henderson County commissioners have loaded an ambitious list of capital projects in the buggy and are racing for the checkout line.   Read Story »

Tags: local government borrowing | local government budgets | 2015-16 capital construction plans | HHS construction plan

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

Watchdog warns Laurel Park on water fund

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LAUREL PARK — The Laurel Park Town Board adopted a plan to make up a shortfall in its water system revenue after the state’s local government watchdog warned the town that its water fund was running a deficit.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | local government budgets

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

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Towns to county: Tell us the price

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Wary that they will be hit with new costs after they wrap up budget deliberations, mayors urged Henderson County officials to release a new fee schedule as soon as possible.   Read Story »

Tags: local government budgets

Flat Rock Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: County demands cities raise taxes

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The proposal by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners to force Flat Rock to pay for the cost of law enforcement would be folly even if the discussion of the idea had not been based on a $620,000 error.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Village Council | local government budgets | taxes

Henderson County Business

Bond rater affirms solid forecast for county

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A bond rating service has affirmed ratings of AA- (double-A minus) for Henderson County financing of construction and a rating of AA for general obligation bonds.   Read Story »

Tags: finance | Finance Director Carey McLelland | local government borrowing | local government budgets

Henderson County News

Business briefs: Bank stock, privilege tax, Warm Co., BB&T

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Tags: economic development | local government borrowing | banking | local government budgets