Rutherfordton 2020 Budget Recommends Tax Hike

PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020 Hearing in July 2019

The Town of Rutherfordton will be holding a hearing to receive public input for the proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and Ending June 30, 2020. All interested citizens are invited to attend the hearing & submit comments. A copy of the proposed budget was submitted to the Town Council at their meeting on May 1, 2019 and is on file in the Town Clerk’s Office & Norris Library and available for public inspection from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and also on the website for the public to view.

FY 20 Managers Recommended Budget Presentation recommends:

1.5% Coat of Living Adjustment
.5 % Increase in 401k for staff
New Firefighter Position
Zero Use of Fund Balance
No Sewer Rate Increase
Increase Tax Rate to $.54

AMONG THE NEW PROJECTS ARE:

Purple Martin Trail – Phase 5
Kiwanis Park
Downtown Lights
Main St. Crosswalk
Planning for a Business Park
Digital Library Collection

There are no increases for the Rutherfordton Sewer rates for 2020.

FY 20 Managers Recommended Budget Presentation