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Cary council approves budget

Posted June 30, 2011
Updated July 1, 2011

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— The Cary town council unanimously approved a new $222 million budget on Thursday, officials said. 

The budget for the 2012 fiscal year is 36 percent smaller than last year's, which included a one-time payment of $128 million to the state-mandated Western Wake Regional Wastewater  Management Facilities.

Cary's tax rate will stay the same, and utility rates will go up nearly 6 percent.

The new budget eliminates 31.25 positions, but creates 27.75 new positions. Those include 15 for the new Fire Station No. 8, set to open next summer, and eight police officer positions.

The budget includes $8 million for downtown, $3.7 million for WakeMed Soccer park and $2 million to resurface streets and greenways.

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  • workingforthosethatwont Jul 1, 2011

    what about the town employees? do they get a raise?

  • LuvLivingInCary Jul 1, 2011

    what a pitiful article. no detail.

  • forautumn Jul 1, 2011

    Get over it..he was found guilty.

    Good job by the Cary Police

  • Hater like Darth Vader Jul 1, 2011

    I wonder if they put anything in the budget for destroying evidence. Maybe a cell phone SIM card eraser? Or a Google Maps evidence planting software?