No tax increase, but sewer/water rate increase in Carolina Beach proposed budget

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — At a Town Council workshop on Tuesday May 23, Carolina Beach Town Manager Bruce Oakley presented the 2023/2024 recommended budget — along with his annual budget message — to Town Council.

Highlights include:

  • No tax increase
  • A 40% unreserved fund balance
  • A 3% water/sewer rate increase to fund CB2045 long range infrastructure plans
  • Stormwater, paving, and parks/recreation projects

 “This is a budget that keeps pace with the growing needs and desires of the citizens while being cognizant of the economic concerns of taxpayers,” Oakley said.

The recommended 2023/2024 budget will be up for adoption following a public hearing at the upcoming June 13th Town Council Meeting.

You can visit here to view the manager’s message, as well as a summary and detailed reports of the recommended budget and a copy of the 2023/2024 proposed rates and fees schedule.

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