The budget actuals from 2019-20 show $5,138,491 in expenses and the budget estimates from fiscal 2020-21, show a total of $5,297,622. That’s a total year-to-year increase of $159,131 or three percent.
In a contentious two hour plus meeting Monday night, the Metro Council compromised and passed the first reading of the 2021-22 Metro Budget. They will hear the second reading on Monday, June 21.
Mayor informs council that an estimated $12 million in new homes left off property tax rolls over past six years
At the latest Metro Council meeting, Metro Mayor Bonnie Lewis informed the council that new homes had been left off the Moore County property tax rolls dating back to 2015. Though she did not give a number or estimated dollar amount, The Times has since learned that there were over 60 new homes with an estimated value of over $12 million missing from local tax rolls.
May’s Metro Council meeting takes place tonight at the former American Legion Building. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.
Metro budget committee members continue to wait on a certified tax rate from the state forcing the postponement of the May’s Metro Council meeting.
A litter grant, a redistricting committee, and a rezoning request near the intersection of Highway 55 and Highway 129 will all be addressed at Monday’s Metro Council meeting.
The Metro Council voted against allowing Moore County to pursue a $25,000 Boyd Foundation Grant to build a dog park in Lynchburg at last night’s meeting.
The Metro Council will meet Monday night in a regular session meeting. There will be a Budget Committee Meeting and Public Hearing prior to the regular meeting.
Due to severe winter weather and icy road conditions, the February Metro Council meeting will be postponed until March 1.
The Metro Council’s December meeting will be held virtually on Monday, December 21. Chair Denning Harder will be onsite at the Lynchburg Legion Building for anyone wishing to attend the public hearings.