Posted by May 19, 2016 09:17

Notice is hereby given that the Kure Beach Town Council will hold a Public Hearing for the purpose of receiving public comments on the proposed budget for FY16-17, as follows:


DATE:            Thursday, June 9, 2016

TIME:             6:30 p.m., or soon thereafter

PLACE:          Kure Beach Town Hall


The proposed budget includes the following highlights:

  1. Increase property tax rate by 2.35 cents over the prior year’s tax rate, for a total property tax rate of 28.5 cents (per $100 of property valuation), due to the proposed addition of five full-time employees, the desire to maintain existing town-provided services at current levels and the need to maintain reserve funds for potential beach nourishment costs
  2. New rate tier for residential water and sewer usage over 7,000 gallons, as follows, to provide for sufficient accumulation of reserves for future infrastructure repairs and replacements:
    • Water: 67.5 cents per 100 gallons 
    • Sewer: 87 cents per 100 gallons
  3. Four additional full-time employees for the Fire Department due to a decreasing volunteer base and the need to handle multiple day and night emergency calls with properly trained personnel
  4. One additional full-time employee for the Police Department due to an increase in the town’s full-time population and an increase in tourist traffic
  5. Cost of Living adjustment of two percent for all full-time employees
  6. Merit increase of two percent to reward employees who are performing above expectation


A copy of the budget message and the proposed budget ordinance and fee schedule has been submitted to the governing body and is on file for public inspection in the office of the Deputy Town Clerk. The information is also available by clicking HERE.

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