Town Budget Maintains Current Tax Rate, High Service Quality


The Town Manager's FY 18-19 Recommended Budget was presented to and reviewed by the Board of Commissioners in May, and was adopted in June.  The total budget is approximately $10 million, and includes funding for all Town services, programs, and planned improvements.

The FY 18-19 budget maintains the Town's current property tax rate of 15.5 cents (14 cents for general services and 1.5 cents for beach nourishment) and the annual solid waste fee of $228 (or $19 per month).  The budget includes sufficient funding to maintain the high quality of Town services and invests appropriately in strategic service enhancements, capital replacement needs, and Town staff.  The budget also anticipates a significant beach nourishment project in eastern Emerald Isle, significant streetscape improvements along Islander Drive, and limited initial development of the new McLean-Spell Park in FY 18-19, among other improvements.  

The entire FY 18-19 Recommended Budget and a summary presentation are available for public review at .  Mayor Barber, the Board of Commissioners, the Town Manager, and Town staff all work very hard to provide quality services at the lowest possible cost to our taxpayers! 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:49:00 PM Categories: News