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Cary approves $214M budget

Posted June 25, 2009
Updated June 26, 2009

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— The town council approved a $214 million budget Thursday evening that will result in the rise of utility rates for citizens.

The budget – a 26 percent decrease from last year’s fiscal year budget  – will leave water and sewer customers seeing 7.9 percent rate increase – about $5.55 more a month for a residential customer using about 7,000 gallons of water.

The tax rate will remain one of the lowest in the Triangle at 33 cents per $100 of valuation.

Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste fees will stay at a total of $14 per month.

The budget adds a water resources engineer but holds more than two dozen vacant positions open for the coming year.


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  • ncguy Jun 26, 2009

    What about our surplus from previous years?

    How about taking some of that for the differance in water rates?

  • larieke Jun 26, 2009

    A 26% decrease from last year, with only a 7.9% increase in water rates. Hmmm, what's the rest of the story?

  • nic Jun 26, 2009

    Pretty amazing all the towns can pass a budget before deadline, but our state lawmakers don't seem to be able to do the same.

  • LuvLivingInCary Jun 26, 2009

    all small business in downtown cary should see the posponement of the downtown streetscape project as cary being non-committed to downtown. my lease is up this summer and brier creek is a real possiblity. i recommend others to look elsewhere also.