Budget hearing draws no speakers

Published 3:00 pm Thursday, June 2, 2016

FARMVILLE — No one spoke during a hearing on the Farmville Town Council’s proposed fiscal year 2016-17 $26.4 million budget Wednesday.

The budget includes no tax or fee increases, according to town documents, and keeps the 12-cents per $100 real estate tax rate, business personal property rate at $1.50 and a 27-cent-per pack cigarette tax.

The budget is substantially more than last year’s because of the inclusion of anticipated federal grants for planned projects, according to Town Manager Gerald Spates.

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The council is set to adopt the operating budget Wednesday.