Tryon proposes increases to sanitation, water & sewer next year

Published 5:44pm Monday, June 3, 2013

General fund revenues are expected to be slightly less next year, with $1,588,651 estimated for next year compared to $1,614,974 budgeted for this year.

The administration budget is proposed to increase slightly from $409,031 this year to $423,503 next year due to an increase in funding for the economic development position that was decreased in the current budget.

The police budget is proposed to decrease from $723,221 this year to $687,585 next year with no vehicle replacements budgeted for next year.

Tryon’s street budget is proposed to increase from $345,988 this year to $368,627 next year due to adding one full-time position that has been vacant, one part-time seasonal assistant and $10,000 for contracted leaf pickup next year.

Tryon also anticipates receiving the same amount of Powell Bill revenue from the state for road maintenance at $60,000. The town plans to use some of the Powell Bill money for sidewalk enhancement and repair, as well as repairs to the parking lot on South Trade Street at New Market Road.

The Harmon Field budget is proposed to increase slightly from $192,860 this year to $195,855 next year, with no proposed increases to the tax rate.

Tryon’s Fire Department budget has also proposed no tax increases for either town or township residents.

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