Durham budget holds taxes but raises new garbage fee
Posted June 17, 2013
Durham, N.C. — Durham residents will pay an extra $1.80 a month for garbage collection in the next fiscal year, under a budget approved Monday by City Council.
The $376.5 million budget, which takes effect July 1, does not raise property taxes. The tax rate will remain at 56.75 cents per $100 of assessed value.
The budget is about $3.4 million more than the current year and includes funding for three new positions in the police department’s forensics unit, officials said.
In addition to the new solid waste fee, residents will pay $10 more a month for parking lots and decks and $1 more for special event parking. Council approved water, sewer and stormwater rate increases in May.
City officials said the 2013-14 budget will be posted online by June 30.