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Cary approves $214M budget

Posted June 25, 2009 11:54 p.m. EDT
Updated June 26, 2009 8:39 a.m. EDT

— 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.