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Budget battle continues in Oak Island

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OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) -- No matter what size the town, figuring out a budget can be stressful, especially for its residents.

Dozens of Oak Island residents showed up to a special budget workshop today. Many of them hoped to get their frustrations out on how the town has been spending their money.

The town council is in the process of approving the town budget. The current proposal suggest that residents pay more in property taxes, a 2.5-cent increase per $100 of property value.

Many residents, Including the town's mayor say that increase is due to useless spending by specific council members.

"The horses have come home, the crows have come home to roost and now were going to have pay for the spending this town has been doing in terms of a beautiful town hall, which we didn't need," Lynne Jacquet said.

Today's workshop lasted for more than four hours. Many of the residents left early saying they were frustrated with the budget process.

Council is expected to adopt its final budget June 8.

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