Wilmington passes $145 million budget

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Submitted: Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:43am
Updated: Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:01am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Property taxes are going up in Wilmington. The Wilmington City Council unanimously approved a $145 million budget.

The budget includes a 1 cent property tax increase to 46 cents per $100 of assessed value. The budget begins July 1.

Employee raises are also included in this budget.


  • taxpayer says:

    Didn’t Mayor Snafu and his band of merry men…and a woman…say the White Elephant would be self-sustaining financially? ;)

  • SurfCityTom says:

    on a few of the hard to find topics in that 88 page monster:

    Wilmington Business Development up 2% to $86,087

    Wilmington Downtown up 2% to $65,216

    Wilmington Regional Film Comm up 2% to $117,502

    Wave is hard to track from prior $1,289,000 subsidy

    Everyone’s personal favorite — Civic Center aka The Mayor’s Folly:

    Operating Costs up 17% to $3,779,330

    Debt Service — stagnant $4,228,982

    There’s also a line item for a special project for the CC 05ED10 at $5,056,122. Not a whole lot of specifics about this 1.

    Excluding the special project, the Civic Center’s 2 line items equal 6% of the total budget.

    It’s a nice 88 page document with a lot of redundancy, charts, and graphs. You almost need a machete to hack through some of it.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    that one.

    I would like to know what that special line item denotes.

    If they did this well with “The Folly”; think of the havoc they would have spread with a taxpayer funded ballpark.

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  • 211 says:

    Was there ever any doubt that the taxes wouldn’t go up? CC was a bust even before it was built. We all knew the tax papers would foot the bill, even then.

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