On June 6th, Moore County Commissioners adopted the fiscal year 2018 county budget. The budget is balanced at $136,181,559 which prioritizes education, public safety, and public health while dedicating $1,700.000 to be available to the schools due to the shortfall of the state’s funding. With a new court house and several new schools coming, property tax rate will likely increase for 2019. The county property tax rate is currently $0.465 per $100 of valuation.
The commissioners honored Sue McDuffie, of Robbins, for her volunteer service. McDuffie has been a volunteer for 20 years as a member of the Moore County Nursing and Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee. Also, on June 6th, the commissioners recognized the newest members of the Dog Tags of Moore County class. The Moore County Dog Tags Program pairs wounded soldiers with dogs, and the soldiers are taught how to train Animal Services animals, so the dogs are more likely to be adopted.
On June 8th, Commissioners Graham and Gregory attended this quarter’s employee service award luncheon. The employees together hold 190 years of service to Moore County.
The commissioners appointed Matthew Bradley of Carthage to the Planning Board, and he took his oath of office on June 15th. In July and August, the commissioners will address the Planning Board vacancies.
Upcoming Board of Commissioners’ Meetings:
July 18th, August 1st, and August 15th. All three meetings at 5:30.