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2018-2019 Budget Adopted
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Town Council approved final reading of the budget on June 26, 2018.

Notable Revenues

  • Conservative budget, including increases in revenue projections and expenditures in most departments
  • Operating millage rate of 122 mills (4 mill increase)
  • Capital millage of 4.2 mills for 2012 General Obligation Bond (New Centre Park and Town Hall acquisition and renovation)
  • No fee increase is planned for planning and zoning permit, garbage, or business license;  increase recreation participation fees by $10 effective with winter sports
  • 1.5% increase on volume charges for water and sewer to offset 2.5% increase from Two Rivers
  • The Enterprise Fund to reimburse the General Fund quarterly for certain shared expenses based on established ratios and $100,000 to reduce due to liability from prior years


Notable Expenditures

  •  2.1% cost of living increase for town employees; 0.9% for salary adjustments (longevity)
  • 1% increase in Retirement System rates and 5% increase in health insurance

Administration Department

  • Replace computer server (shared with Recreation and Police) and phone system
  • Work with Economic Development Board to complete a Market Study
  • On-line bill pay for business license
  • Engage major projects consultant for paving and Armory projects


Development Services Department

  • New Planner position (October 1 start)
  • Complete 5-year update of Comprehensive Plan 2022
  • Implement GIS Program (with Street & W/S)
  • Review and change procedures and forms to improve building and zoning permit and land development processes


Fire Department

  • New permanent full-time positions (2) (October 1 start)
  • Purchase turn-out gear (MASC grant) and replacement radios


Legislative Department

  • Tablets for Council
  • Continuing education


Municipal Court

  • Move operations to “old” Town Hall, 114 Bethel Street
  • Professional services of Judge Howell


Police Department

  • New Training Officer (October 1 start)
  • CAD Software
  • Lease purchase three replacement vehicles
  • Advanced training
  • Complete renovations at Rescue Squad for records storage


Recreation Department

  • New full-time Park Assistant
  • Create policies addressing use of Recreation facilities and Town resources, e.g. special events and facility rental policies
  • Provide administrative support for Gallery 120 and assist with special programs such as the summer youth art program and First Friday events
  • Support Live Well Clover activities and programs
  • Parking lot improvements at Clover Community Center

Streets and Sanitation Department

  • New Driver position
  • Work with York County on Quinn Road resurfacing project (Park Place subdivision)
  • Purchase new Christmas decorations
  • Lease purchase leaf machine

Water and Sewer Department

  • Complete CDBG Lift Station and SRF improvements at Calabash WWTP; consider projects for future grants/low interest loans
  • Rehabilitate Old N. Main Water Tank
  • New Master Plan
  • Develop and implement Inflow & Infiltration testing using smoke machine
  • Review and update rate study and pretreatment plan
  • Establish guidelines and project goals for Replacement & Rehabilitation Fund and Capacity Fee Fund and strategy to reimburse General Fund from prior year debt


Hospitality Tax

  • Main Street Landscaping Contract
  • Chamber of Commerce agreement for tourism work
  • 21st annual St. Patrick’s Festival, Butts Cookoff and Music Frenzy, and Fall Festival
  • Special Events:  Movies in the Park, amphitheater and seasonal/holiday programs


Capital Projects

  • Complete New Centre Park Phase 2 Construction
  • Complete renovations of old Town Hall for use by Municipal Court
  • Improve parking lot in historic district
  • Armory renovations


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