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Commissioners spent several hours Monday evening sifting through the proposed 2019-20 budget.
The meeting included a line by line review of revenues and expenditures for all county departments.
Last week, County Manager Denise Stinagle presented her proposed budget to commissioners. Under that spending plan, county property owners wouldn’t see a tax hike.
Stinagle’s budget also includes capital improvements to various areas as well as a 3% pay raise for county employees.
The proposed budget totals roughly $98.2 million with a fund balance allocation of 16.87 percent. The county’s largest service expenditures continue to be human services at 31%, education at 26% and public safety at 23%.
The steps in the budget process including Monday’s meeting allow for revisions and adjustments to the budget before commissioners take a final vote next month.
Commissioners will have their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, at the Miller Road County Government Building. A public hearing for the proposed budget will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the Wilson County Agricultural Center on Goldsboro Street.