You can view the adopted FY 2021-22 Budget, as approved by the Board of Commissioners at the June 8, 2021 meeting.
You can watch the meeting online here. The budget portion started around 52 minutes into the meeting.
Here is the overview of the budget message, as presented to Mayor Eddie Barber and the Board of Commissioners:
The Recommended Budget across all funds is $11,896,121; a $421,871 or 4.0 % increase from the FY 20-21 originally adopted total budget.
The Town has works diligently to provide high quality services at the least possible cost, while consistently maintaining a General fund property tax rate among the lowest of the 21 North Carolina oceanfront municipalities. This effort has included strategic investment in targeted, high-value initiatives intended to improve the quality of life for residents and enhance Emerald Isle’s desirability as a tourism, retirement and potential investment destination. These achievements have been realized through the establishment of clear priorities focused on community values, careful expenditure controls, strategic organizational adjustments, creative financing and the leveraging of outside funding from multiple partners. These strategies have enabled the Town to move forward in a fiscally responsible manner, and the FY 21-22 Recommended Budget continues this approach.
The FY 21-22 Recommended Budget addresses the Board established priorities as discussed during December 2020 goal-setting process. The recommended Town of Emerald Isle budget includes the current property tax rate of $0.155 for FY 21-22.
You can read the full budget message in the attached budget book above.