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Mills River approves budget with no tax increase, funds new parks position


Mills River Town Hall and Library.

Mills River Town Council unanimously approved the town’s $4.9 million 2021-22 budget Thursday, which doesn’t include a property tax increase and funds a new park maintenance position.

The tax rate will remain at 19 cents per $100 of assessed property value. Mills River hasn’t raised the tax rate since 2016. The rate was reduced in 2019. 

Town Council voted on the spending plan after holding a public hearing. 

No fund balance monies were used to balance the budget.

The budget breaks down as follows, according to the town’s budget document:

  • Governing body: $22,900
  • Interfund transfer (capital reserve): $168,000
  • Administration: $681,725
  • Tax collection expense: $4,500
  • Police: $804,700
  • Fire: $1,600,000
  • Streets and highways: $144,500
  • Planning and Zoning: $171,650
  • Economic development: $88,000
  • Library: $9,000
  • Parks: $459,900
  • Capital investment: $771,225



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