Lenoir County Commissioners pass property tax increase

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In Lenoir County, property owners will soon see an increase in their property taxes. The Lenoir County Board of Commissioners voted for the increase Monday.

Commissioners passed a $68-million budget for the fiscal year 2019-2020. The current property tax of $0.83 jumped to $0.845.

Commissioners say the increase is a result of several necessary additions to the budget including providing 500-thousand-dollars to repair the courthouse.

“Not only does it look bad but it’s a historical building part of it and so the windows the ceiling on the windows is really in dyer need because its leaking and that is causing a lot of damage inside,” said Lenoir County Commissioner Chairman, Linda Rouse Sutton.

The county also gave $190,00 to a ‘Work Ready” program at Lenoir Community College and $50,000 to do an employee salary study.

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