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Forsyth Co. ready to pass budget with no tax increase

The Forsyth Co. Board of Commissioners (Co.forsyth.nc.us)

The Forsyth Co. Board of Commissioners (Co.forsyth.nc.us)

FORSYTH CO., N.C. — Forsyth County commissioners juggled departmental spending levels on Thursday to mold the 2012-13 budget into one that has no tax increase over the current rate of 67.4 cents for every $100 of property.

Although the board’s two Democrats appeared certain to oppose the budget, the board’s majority of five Republicans was united on the result, although differing some on the details.

Formal passage of the budget is expected next Thursday.

The budget will include selective pay increases for county employees that would average about 1 percent per employee and cost $570,000.

The budget cuts about $650,000 from County Manger Dudley Watts’ proposed budget by trimming nearly all departments by relatively small amounts.

This article was written by Wesley Young and originally published by The Winston-Salem Journal. Click here to read the full story.

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