Tyrrell commissioners raise tax rate to 94 cents
The Tyrrell County Board of Commissioners on June 2 adopted the county’s 2020-21 budget that authorizes a multitude of activities and appropriates $7,489,334 to pay for them. The commissioners set the property tax rate at 94 cents per $100 valuation, six cents above the current rate.
Voting for adoption were all five commissioners: Jordan Davis, Tommy Everett, Nina Griswell, Lawrence Swain, and Carl Willis.
County Manager/Attorney David Clegg had proposed a $7,568,572 spending plan with 96-cent tax rate.
The value of all taxable property in the county is $390,296,849, up $197,252 over the current year that ends June 30.
County employees get a one-percent pay increase, which amounts to $12,000.
A listing of appropriations by department follows:
Governing Body $490,872
Register Of Deeds $134,216
Courthouse Loan $57,798
Building & Grounds $549,880
Sheriff-Non Law Enforcement $87,835
Sheriff-Law Enforcement $811,465
Emergency Management $77,595
Building Inspections $85,185
Medical Examiner $5,650
Emergency Medical Service $683,625
Animal Control $66,805
DMV Agency $37,316
Elderly & Handicapped Transportation $107,803
Sr. Ctr & Nutrition $141,751.00
Forestry Agreement $57,143
Planning Board $5,850
Cooperative Extension $168,882
Soil & Water Conservation Supervisors $60,094
Health Services $57,251
Social Services $1,385,792
Outside Poor Relief $3,000
Social Services Programs $45,500
Veterans Affairs $200
Parks & Recreation $42,344
Total Expenditure $7,489,334
If Tyrrell taxpayers were called upon to supply the entire amount needed, the property tax rate would be $1.92 per $100 valuation, whereas the 94-cent rate will generate in current-year taxes about $3,669,000 of the sum required.
Clegg reported a forthcoming increase in sewer charges because the towns of Columbia and Creswell, which both supply wastewater treatment and disposal services to the county, are upping their rates.
Although Republic Services raised its fee by 2.49% in accordance with the Consumer Price Index, the board did not raise the Solid Waste Fee from its current $225 plus $35 LCID(rubble field) charge.