Wilmington City Council unanimously passes 2014-15 budget - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Wilmington City Council unanimously passes 2014-15 budget, 1 cent; property tax increase

With the 1 cent increase, the owner of a $200,000 home would pay about $20 extra each year. City officials say this will impact the average home owner by a $1.67 a month. With the 1 cent increase, the owner of a $200,000 home would pay about $20 extra each year. City officials say this will impact the average home owner by a $1.67 a month.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Wilmington City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the city's $145 million budget for 2014-15. This comes with a 1 cent property tax increase for all residents in the city limits.

With the 1 cent increase, the owner of a $200,000 home would pay about $20 extra each year. City officials say this will impact the average home owner by a $1.67 a month.

Council also approved spending about $89,000 in federal drug forfeiture funds to expand and enhance the downtown camera system. The new camera system will allow officers to monitor downtown areas in real time.

Funds were also approved for expanding the Wilmington Police Department's community policing efforts, and purchasing 18 new trash vehicles.

About $1.2 million will go to the WPD through a COPS grant and $2.99 million will go towards buying the new trash trucks which is part of the normal replacement schedule.

For a full break down of the Council's meeting click this link: http://bit.ly/SSbQwm

Copyright 2014 WECT. All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Angelina County leaders preparing for the 'Big One'

    Angelina County leaders preparing for the 'Big One'

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-03-27 23:33:05 GMT

    While storms popping up in the Atlantic are the last things on the minds of those that live in East Texas, it is priority number one for the Angelina County Office of Emergency Management as the calendar creeps closer to the start of hurricane season.

    More >>

    While storms popping up in the Atlantic are the last things on the minds of those that live in East Texas, it is priority number one for the Angelina County Office of Emergency Management as the calendar creeps closer to the start of hurricane season.

    More >>
  • NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    Monday, March 27 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-03-28 01:33:54 GMT
    Source: NISDSource: NISD

    During a Monday night special meeting, Nacogdoches Independent School District named Sandra Dowdy the lone finalist for the superintendent position. Dowdy has served as interim for the last several months. Per a press release from NISD, Dowdy was selected from a field of 45 applicants. A state mandated 21-day period must pass between the board naming her as the lone finalist and formally naming her as the next superintendent of Nacogdoches schools. It also states the selection happ...

    More >>

    During a Monday night special meeting, Nacogdoches Independent School District named Sandra Dowdy the lone finalist for the superintendent position. Dowdy has served as interim for the last several months. Per a press release from NISD, Dowdy was selected from a field of 45 applicants. A state mandated 21-day period must pass between the board naming her as the lone finalist and formally naming her as the next superintendent of Nacogdoches schools. It also states the selection happ...

    More >>
  • Sabine County residents begin storm recovery efforts

    Sabine County residents begin storm recovery efforts

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-03-27 23:11:55 GMT

    Residents near the Texas-Louisiana border are beginning their own storm recovery efforts on Monday after they fell on their property from this weekend’s storms.  

    More >>

    Residents near the Texas-Louisiana border are beginning their own storm recovery efforts on Monday after they fell on their property from this weekend’s storms.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly