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Chapel Hill passes budget

Posted June 7, 2010

— Chapel Hill leaders on Monday night adopted the town's nearly $90 million budget.

Officials said tax amounts will remain the same as last year. For the owner of a home valued at $300,000, annual property taxes total $1,482.

The total amount Chapel Hill residents pay in property taxes also depends on the actions of the Board of Orange County Commissioners, which sets the county tax rate and the special schools tax for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

The budget is a 5.6 percent increase over last year’s budget.

Highlights of the budget include:

  • No layoffs, no furloughs for city employees
  • $453,204 for one-time salary adjustment for city employees
  • $140,000 for Parks Master Plan
  • $60,000 for increase in funding parks maintenance
  • $20,250 for the Chapel Hill Museum
  • $217,000 for development review software project
  • $367,966 for on-site health care facility and wellness initiative

Chapel Hill is one of the most expensive places to live in the Triangle.


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  • heelrox Jun 8, 2010

    Go sit through one of there meetings talk about a bunch of libs, but it's pretty funny watching them.

  • nceducator79 Jun 8, 2010

    That must not be both county and city taxes...would be my guess. People pay a lot more than that in Chapel Hill. We just bought a house last year and couldn't afford Chapel Hill because the taxes were double where we moved.

  • 68_polara Jun 8, 2010

    Wait just a minute. If my tax bill for Durham COUNTY was $1070 for a $120,000 home wouldn't Durham be much more expensive? And it's even a lot more expensive in if you live in the city of Durham.

  • Raleigh Boys Jun 8, 2010

    Let's give Bob Avery a raise.