• By Ronda Tatum
  • Posted Friday, May 16, 2014

County Manager Unveils the FY 2014 -2015 Recommended Budget

On May 15, 2014, J. Dudley Watts, Jr., County Manager of Forsyth County presented the FY 2014-2015 Recommended Budget to the Board of County Commissioners. The recommended budget continues the theme of maintaining service levels while maximizing efficiency with as little impact to the citizenry as possible.

The recommended budget includes a tax rate of 71.68 cents which is the current rate. Of the proposed 71.68 cent tax rate, 4.51 cents is dedicated to two Education Debt Leveling Plans. Information about the Education Debt Leveling Plans and how Forsyth County uses North Carolina Education Lottery Funds can be found on the Budget & Management Department’s “Learn About…” page.

Sales Taxes are projected at a 3% increase based on overall expected economic activity for the County and an expanded base. The growth projections are within the range anticipated by State consensus projections. To see the County Manager’s FY 2015 proposed budget including Alternate Service Level information in its entirety, please visit the Preliminary Budget page of our website.

Digital copies of the FY 2015 Manager’s Proposed Budget can be found at any of the Forsyth County Public Library Branches. A hard copy of the Preliminary document is located in the Clerk to the Board's office on the 5th floor of the Forsyth County Government Center.

The County Manager is scheduled to provide a detailed presentation of the budget on May 22nd and the Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 27th at 6:00 pm during the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners.

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