Budget

Cooleemee Town Budget

Public Budget Hearing Notice – FY 2022-23

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
BUDGET HEARING AND POSSIBLE BUDGET ADOPTION
FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023
TOWN OF COOLEEMEE BUDGET

The Town of Cooleemee’s proposed 2022-2023 Fiscal Year Budget was presented to the Cooleemee Town Board on May 16, 2022.  The proposed budget is balanced at $ 465,350.00

The proposed budget includes a property tax rate of .42 cents per $ 100.00 if property valuation.  A copy of the budget proposal is available in the Town Hall at 131 Church St., Cooleemee, N.C. during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday- Friday.

A public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m., June 13, 2022, in the Board Room at the Cooleemee Town Hall, 131 Church St, Cooleemee, N.C., to receive public comments, either oral or written.  All citizens are welcome to comment on the budget proposal at this time.  Following the Public Hearing, the Board may or may not take action on the proposed budget.

Aaron Thies
Clerk/Finance Officer
336-284-2141
Cooleemee, N.C.


Budget 2022-2023

A Budget Message Fiscal Year 2022-23

Town of Cooleemee
Budget Message
FY 2021/2022

Honorable Mayor and Commissioners,

I am pleased to submit to you the Town of Cooleemee, North Carolina proposed budget for FY 2022/2023. The budget was prepared in accordance with North Carolina General Statute 159.7, the North Carolina Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act. All funds within the budget are balanced, and all revenues and expenditures are identified for FY 2022/2023.

This budget document presents the revenues and expenditures by source and function. The budget is designed to function as a work plan in guiding Town operations in an attempt to accomplish the goals and objectives established by the Board of Commissioners.

Tax Rate

The tax rate will remain at .42 cents per $100.dollars of evaluation.

Process

The annual budget plan is one of the most important documents in local government as the Town strives to provide adequate levels of requested services and demonstrate accountability to the taxpayers. The process is informally a year-round effort in which Town elected officials and staff routinely monitors incoming revenues and outgoing expenditures to ensure fiscal prudence. The formal budget process began in January 2021. This year, the Board based its estimated revenues on those from the previous three years. This is because even the most “conservative” revenue

figures given to us from various sources were higher than our actual income. This budget reflects the top objectives identified by the Town Board of Commissioners:

  • To continue to support the Cooleemee Police Department as our largest expenditure so as to foster the peace and security of our citizens.
  • To continue code enforcement work that enhances the appearance of the Town so as to stabilize property values, promote home ownership, and grow Cooleemee’s population.
  • To continue to expand recreation opportunities, especially for youth.
  • And, to continue delivering other essential services such as garbage collection and street lights

Recommendation  

 The recommended Town of Cooleemee Fiscal Year 2022/2023 budget for the General Fund and Powell Bill Fund is $ 465,350.00.

Economic Outlook

Property Personal and Real Property taxes remained closely the same.

A total reduction of 60% this year, with 10% more each year to follow, until the complete 100% will be deducted.  A steady and similar Revenue in ABC contributions by approximately $20,000.00 are expected.

Summary

The diligent work of the Town of Cooleemee Board of Commissioners and staff have resulted in a FY2022/2023 proposed budget document that represents the commitment of the Town to provide the citizens of Cooleemee with the services necessary to maintain a safe, friendly and community-oriented atmosphere in times of economic struggle. The Town will continue to move forward addressing the needs and desires of citizens in the most efficient and effective manner possible even with a decrease in revenues by approximately $4,457.00. I am optimistic about the coming year and look forward to the benefits that our citizens will realize through the improvements the Town will make in service delivery in FY 2022/2023.

Respectfully Submitted,

Aaron Thies
Finance Officer
June 13, 2022


2021-2022 Budget Ordinance

2021-2022 Budget Message