Supervisors OK budget for new year

Published 5:00 am Monday, September 17, 2007

Lincoln County supervisors have approved a new year countybudget that includes a slight tax increase, which will be needed tofund bond issue debt service on the community’s new businesspark.

The budget approval was granted Friday after no one objected tothe proposed $14.2 million plan at a public hearing at the LincolnCounty-Brookhaven Government Complex.

“Noboby showed. That’s usually how it goes,” said David Fields,county administrator. “The budget was approved and we’re ready togo into the next year.”

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Fields said his office had not received any written or oralcomplaints stating opposition to the county’s first tax increasesince 2004 prior to the hearing.

“I think it’s because it’s a good budget,” said Gary Walker,board president. “The only reason it went up is because of thatindustrial park bond.”

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