NCCo's revised budget includes $11.5 million in cuts, 25% property tax hike; vote is on May 26 - Community News
By Jesse Chadderdon
Wilmington, Del. —
The budget New Castle County Council will be voting on at its May 26 meeting is taking its final shape.
Cuts to employee's salaries, layoffs, and a deferment of the county's pension contributions will save the county $5.3 million more than was projected when County Executive
Chris Coons first proposed his budget on March 17.
About 1,000 county employees took salaries cuts of 5 percent, while nine paramedics and an undisclosed number of police face layoffs unless the county and FOP can strike an eleventh hour deal.
If approved by council, the county's 2010 operating budget will be $228 million, $11.5 million smaller than 2009's spending plan.
The budget also includes a 25 percent property tax increase.
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