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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Commissioners Approve Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019

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Following a public hearing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the Pitt County Board of Commissioners voted 6-2 in favor of approving the Pitt County Budget for the 2018-2019 Fiscal year. The $235,651,070 budget reflects a strong commitment to maintain education, public safety, and economic development as the top three priorities for the Board of Commissioners.

The Budget continues the concept of “base budgeting,” maintaining service levels with limited expansion, with consideration of structural balance, and limited reliance on fund balance appropriation.

Budget highlights include:

• Maintains the ad valorem tax rate of 69.60¢

• Resets collection target on delinquent taxes (reduces amount)

• Increases funding to both Pitt County Schools & Pitt Community College

• Increases staffing for EMS & Human Services

• Includes employee Market Adjustment & Pay for Performance compensation

• Includes Employee Health Insurance Premium Increase

• Includes Radio & Paging Project Motorola Maintenance

During the Budget Public Hearing, County Manager Scott Elliott noted the effectiveness in compromise of the Budget as presented, saying “I believe overall, departments and agencies are being funded at adequate levels, with limited expansion, to allow them to carry on necessary services at a level our community has come to expect.“

To view the entire Budget, contact Pitt County Financial Services at 252-902-3000, or simply visit the Budget page of our website by CLICKING HERE.