East Laurinburg gears up for budget


By Nolan Gilmour - ngilmour@civitasmedia.com



EAST LAURINBURG — The East Laurinburg town board met this week to discuss when to start budget talks.

Those discussions could include a tax increase for East Laurinburg residents, a much-discussed topic in late 2016.

Commissioners made the decision to start budget talks at the next meeting on April 4 to have time for revisions before it is due in July.

“It would probably be best to raise the taxes, but whether we do it, I don’t know,” said David Cooper, town commissioner.

Mayor Wayne Caulder said the town’s finances are slowly getting better since East Laurinburg began using All Points for waste management.“I am happy with All Points, but I don’t want to speak for everyone.”

“I am happy with All Points, but I don’t want to speak for everyone,” Caulder said.

For the month of February, East Laurinburg reported $3,878.36 in expenses and reported $8,122.52 in income from taxes, building rentals and garbage collection. The town’s balance is currently $55,638.35.

In other business, commissioners decided they are going to look at how much it would cost for an additional trash bin to be picked up by All-Points Waste Service. Currently, residents pay $20 a month for the service that includes recycling.

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By Nolan Gilmour

ngilmour@civitasmedia.com

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