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Commission Capsule June 7, 2011

FY12 Budget
The Board approved the FY12 County operating budget. It is a $1.38 billion dollar budget supported by a propety tax rate of 81.66 cents per hundred dollars of valuation. Highlights:
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools receive an additional $26 million above the system’s current year allocation.

  • Some new community nonprofit agencies received funds this year because their program plans best fit the County’s focus on critical success factors such as high school graduation and literacy.

  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Mecklenburg Park and Recreation received additional funds this year after significant cuts last year. A

  • The County eliminates funding to Carolinas Healthcare System for indigent care.

  • The budget restores some benefits to employees that had been lost over the past two years.

To view all the budget documents go here.

Angeles Ortega-Moore was appointed to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Wilhelmenia Rembert is appointed to the Central Piedmont Community College Board of Trustees. Robert Flowe was appointed to the Board of Equalization and Review.

New Fee Ordinance
The Board approved increasing fees for land development services such as electronic plan management, permitting and plat review. View fees here.

City/County DNC Agreement
The Board approved a resolution to adopt a cooperation and assistance agreement with the City of Charlotte to expedite review and inspection of construction work at Time Warner Cable Arena for the Democratic National Convention. Agreement.

ReVenture Project
The Board took action to rescind previous approval of several actions relating to the ReVenture Project - a waste to energy plant proposed for construction in Mecklenburg County. the County will no longer allow ReVenture waste by-product to be disposed of at the Foxhole Landfill. The County will not spend $100,000 from the Solid Waste Enterprize Fund Balance. The County will discontinue negotiations with ReVenture to have county waste designated to go to ReVenture long-term. and the Board authorized staff to continue negotiations on a multi-year extension of the waste disposal contract with Republic Speedway Landfill. Details.

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