County adopts 2012-13 spending plan

Catawba County commissioners unanimously approved a $226.4 million budget on Monday that includes significant funding for local schools and money for additional projects approved last week.

The 2012-13 fiscal year budget, which eliminates six county positions yet adds another seven jobs, maintains the county’s current property tax rate of 53 cents per $100 of valuation.

The county’s approved budget also includes an extra $155,162 for changes commissioners’ voted on last week.

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

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