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Jacksonville Daily News (Newspaper) - May 21, 2015, Jacksonville, North Carolina Local re hands a budget proposal for 2015-16town Board plans to hold line on tax rate by Michael Todd Richlands i the towns 2015-16 draft budget a presented this week a is larger than the current fiscal years but wont raise the property tax rate after a year of moderate sales tax growth according to the draft. Richlands sales tax proceeds have grown annually since 2011 they Are anticipated to grow 4 percent in the proposed budget according to town administrator Gregg whiteheads budget message. Whitehead presented the draft to Richlands Board of aldermen at its meeting tuesday. The $1,327 million total operating budget is $81,750 larger than last years. Whitehead wrote. The budget increase also stems from a new part time position in the Public safety department and $55,000 in capital item requests Whitehead wrote. Those requests include $25,500 for a 2015 Crew cab pickup for the Public works department and smaller allotments for new 800 Mhz hand held radios body cameras and an ar-15 Rifle for Public safety according to the draft. A please note that the Overall growth in the budget is not solely a Case of an increase in revenues but also a reflection of the actual Cost of services a Whitehead wrote. New construction has slowed in Richlands and a along with the 2013 revaluation a the towns property tax base is slated to drop by 0.1 percent next fiscal year Whitehead wrote. Property taxes Are the towns primary Revenue source. Richlands property tax rate is 38 cents per $100 in property value. A 100-percent collection next fiscal year would generate $578,714 in and Valorme revenues. State Law requires towns to budget at or below the previous years and Valorme revenues and Whitehead used a a a conservative collection rate of 96 percent which would generate $554,000 in property tax revenues Whitehead wrote. In addition the draft includes projections for allocations from state collected revenues such As Powell Bill funding which is based on town Street Miles and population. Richlands population grew by 61 people a 1,679 total a in the current fiscal year a so no significant Revenue increase in any Revenue based on population can be expected a Whitehead wrote. Powell Bill funding is projected to be $52,000. Other state allocations include $16,500 from the governors Highway safety Grant and $500 for Mosquito control. Revenue growth is slated to be a a minimal from a fee hike for monthly sol id waste fees per cart Whitehead wrote. That fee will increase from $11.25 to $13.90 per cart next fiscal year. The current rate has not changed since it was set in 2010, Whitehead wrote. A i am also proposing a $15 per hour rental fee for those who want to Reserve the use of the new picnic shelter at Venters Park a Whitehead wrote. There Are no proposed changes to planning and development department fees. And there is no change in the rental fee for the Richlands Community building according to the draft. No change is slated for mayor mayor pro tem and Alderman salaries. The mayor earns $2,016 each year the mayor pro tem gets $1,701 annually and aldermen Are paid salaries of $1,323. The Public works departments total request for next fiscal year is the towns largest proposed expenditure at $501,250. Other departmental requests included in the proposed budget a $444,300 for police. A $237,900 for administration. A $86,000 for the governing body $32,000 of which is earmarked for insurance and Bonds. A $31,600 for Public buildings. A $25,500 for fire Protection. Aldermen Are scheduled to Host a Public hearing for the budget on june 9, Whitehead told the daily news. Swansboro plans to hire Chase As town manager crime stoppers seeks 11 of Man Iii business break in by Jannette pippin Jannette. Pipp Swansboro i a new manager will soon be at work for the town of Swansboro. The town announced wednesday that it plans to hire Scott Chase who has been serving As interim planner to step up to the managers position. The Board of commissioners will not take official action until the boards regular meeting in june. The hiring is not official until the Board votes and a contract is signed. Chase currently works As planning director for the Wooten company in Raleigh which has worked with the town Chase on several projects. In december he was hired on contract through Wooten company to provide planning services until the town can hire a new planning director to replace former director Jennifer Holland. A emr. Chase brings 14 years of Public service experience to the town Quot mayor Scott Chadwick said via the town news release. A the Board believes Scott will be a wonderful fit for the Chase a native of Goldsboro is also familiar to Eastern North Carolina. Prior to taking the Job with the Wooten company he worked As the Havelock planning director for six years. According to his professional profile on link Eden his experience also includes time As planning and development director for the town of Carolina see manager a a4 the Onslow county sheriffs office is seeking this person in connection with a break in at a amp a Garden Supply in Hubert. Submitted photo daily news staff the Onslow county sheriffs office is asking for help identifying a Man wanted for questioning in a break in that occurred at a Hubert business. A amp a Garden Supply on Freedom Way was broken into april 18, according to Ocso. 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