Town Budget Holds Tax Rate
By Jackie Seabolt
Mocksville Town Manager Christine Bralley presented the proposed 2013-2014 budget at a special called meeting last week and announced no increase in tax rates or service fees is proposed.
“The proposed budget is balanced at $7,039.415 with the elimination of some state revenues,” Bralley told town board members. “Local revenues are less due to the decrease in property valuation.”
Bralley said that the proposed budget includes the tax rate remains the same at .29¢ per $100 valuation; no increases in water/sewer rates or landfill fees; and proposes work on the downtown revitalization project and improvements at the Hugh Lagle water plant.
“No town services will diminish and there are no position cuts being made,” Bralley said.
Water and sewer connections will increase to $350 per connection.
Bralley told the board accomplishments of last year’s budget which include reduced infiltration with sewer rehab equipment, street maintenance and resurfacing of approximately three miles, completion of a rail spur to serve CPP, completion of three facade grants, annexation of more than two acres, and a partnership with Davie Economic Development to acquire state funding for relocation of Pro Refrigeration and Tarheel Plastics and expansion of Avgol Nonwovens to create approximately 173 jobs.
Bralley thanked board members, employees, volunteers and residents of Mocksville.
The proposed budget is available for review at town hall and a public hearing will be held at the town board meeting …