Manteo commissioners adopt town budget for 2022
Published 3:02 pm Thursday, June 10, 2021
Manteo’s Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a town budget for fiscal year 2022 at the board’s regularly scheduled meeting June 2, 2021.
The general fund budget totals $6,615,630.
The budget calls for spending $1.6 million in undesignated fund balance to pay for Phase 2 of the Town Common, work on the Davis lot, replacement vehicles for Planning (1), Police (1) and Public Works (one for solid waste collection truck and one light-duty vehicle).
The property tax rate remains at 34.55 cents per $100 valuation to raise $2.24 million.
Several of the board’s priorities are funded under special projects, including consulting services for the Waterfront and Magnolia Pavilion, Operation Safe and Dry ($20,000) and wayfinding ($65,000). Community and Children’s events line item has been increased from $10,000 to $20,000.
For employees, a 2.4% cost of living adjustment is included along with a 1% salary increase. The budget also adds a full-time inspector/project manager and a part-time maintenance worker.
Funding has been increased for stormwater infrastructure improvement and for sidewalk maintenance and matching grant funds for new sidewalks.
The board will undertake a short-term pilot project for affordable housing on town-owned property.
The budget includes a 3.7% increase in Water and Sewer rates needed to comply with state requirements for debt service on the Shallowbag Bay Sewer Pump Station.