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Half cent tax decrease in proposed county budget

A public hearing on the proposed 2021-2022 $89.9 million budget will be held at the county commissioner’s meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 7 at the Brock Performing Arts Center on North Main Street in Mocksville.

The budget reflects a half cent decrease in the property tax rate. A revaluation earlier this year noted an average increase of 8 percent to property values.

The proposal also includes:

• a 4.75 percent increase in water rates;

• 357 full-time employees, and 107 part-time employees;

• 1% cost of living increase to employees, 1% merit raises for some employees.

A full budget can be found at https://www.daviecountync.gov/222/Budget.

“Government cannot independently solve all of our issues,” County Manager David Bone said in his budget message to commissioners. “Davie County is filled with wonderful people who volunteer daily to better our community. It takes all of us in conjunction with our towns, county staff, private sector partnerships, nonprofits, faith-based partners and volunteers to effectively serve our county.”