2012 County Performance Report
Each year, the County publishes a report card on its own performance during the previous year. The report for 2012 is called ReBuilding Mecklenburg County. It charts the tough decisions the County had to make at the height of the great recession and how it is beginning to rebuild by re-investing in in critical services while at the same time maintaining fiscal discipline. Read the full Performance Report here.
Management and Budget Director Hyong Yi gave the Board an overview of the proposed fee changes coming up in FY14. A County fee is something paid by a user or customer for a specific service or benefit to that user or customer. Some examples might be renting a canoe, getting a building permit from LUESA or getting a birth certificate from the Register of Deeds.
Some fees that will be recommended by the County Manager to increase in FY14 are:
- LUESA demolition fee
- Campsite fees at McDowell Park
- Tennis court rental
- Cost of monthly passes at aquatics facilities
- Rental of Romare Bearden Park
- Certain greenway sections and facilities
Check the entire planned fee schedule here.
Law Enforcement Service Districts
Yi also gave the Board a full background report on the County’s Law Enforcement Service Districts. This is one of the topics the mostly new Board asked to receive a report about during its Strategic Planning Conference in February. The Law Enforcement Service Districts are portions of unincorporated Mecklenburg County that would lack police service unless the County contracted with Charlotte Mecklenburg Police to provide police coverage. That service currently costs the County over $13 million which is recovered by charging homeowners in the unincorporated area an additional 19.37 cent tax per $100 of their property’s assessed value. That rate is expected to go up to 21.05 cents in FY14. Read the entire presentation here.
You can view the video stream of the meeting on your computer right here.