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Building a better budget: Take the Mecklenburg County citizen survey

Jan. 19. Mecklenburg County wants to hear what residents think about spending, services and programs as the hard decisions about the Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget are beginning to be made. The county budget accounts for about two-thirds of your property taxes. The survey takes minutes to complete and allows residents to convey their priorities, how […]

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Town budget discussions get under way post-revaluation

Jan. 18. By Dave Vieser. One year after a startling county-wide property revaluation, planning for Cornelius’ fiscal year 2025 budget is swinging into high gear. The spending plan, which must be approved by June 30 of this year, will be the first major project to be tackled by a five-member Town Board with three new […]

Town budget survey online

Jan. 12. The town’s budget survey is open through the end of February. It takes about five minutes to complete. Click here for the survey. Participants are asked to assign points to the categories they consider priorities. They can also answer a few brief questions that will help the town tailor the budget to meet […]

Town, county budgeting process getting under way

Jan. 11. Mecklenburg County, which accounts for about two-thirds of your property tax bills, is beginning to shape the next fiscal year’s budget. The first step is a public hearing Jan. 17 at the Board of County Commissioners’ regular meeting Speakers will have three minutes to share their thoughts. Email comments to Clerk@MeckNC.gov. The deadline to […]

Budget time begins: Share your thoughts on how the Town spends money

Dec. 11. By Dave Vieser. The annual Citizen Budget Survey has begun, during which the Town of Cornelius asks residents to take a few minutes to outline their preferences and priorities for the Fiscal Year 2025 budget. The new budget will cover the 12 months beginning July 1, 2024, and ending June 30, 2025. There […]

Property Tax Concept

Now that you’re over your re-assessment shock, tax bills will soon be on their way

July 25. Mecklenburg County will mail tax bills for real property, individual personal property, and business personal property by this coming Monday. Bills are due Sept. 1, and must be paid by Jan. 5 2024 to avoid interest. For properties under appeal, the tax bills will be subsequently mailed. Taxpayers who appeal their tax values […]

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Davidson Community Foundation will assist westside residents impacted by reval

June 19. Davidson residents most severely impacted by Mecklenburg County’s new tax assessments may find relief thanks to a $22,000 grant from the Davidson Community Foundation to the Town of Davidson. The one-time grant can help up to 100 residents with immediate challenges around the town’s portion of property tax assessments. Mecklenburg County has additional […]


What’s your property tax bill going to look like?

June 9. By Dave Vieser. With both the town and county budgets adopted, property owners in Cornelius can figure out what their tax bills will be when they are mailed out this summer. Cornelius rate: .1731 County rate: .4731 The combined tax rate is .6462, with the county’s share at 73 percent. —Multiply the property […]

New town budget approved 4-0

June 6.  By Dave Yochum. One of the most arduous tasks town staff an elected officials undertake every—the annual spending plan for the Fiscal Year starting July 1—was approved 4-0 by the Town Board last night. Budget watchdog, Commissioner Dave Gilroy, was absent. Town Manager Andrew Grant’s $31.787 million municipal budget, down from last year’s […]


The tax man cometh: New rates, higher values mean larger tax bills

June 5. By Dave Yochum. Our new property tax bills, based on rising property valuations and proposed tax rates that are above revenue neutral, will, generally speaking rise about 11.9 percent, with 9.3 percent attributable to Mecklenburg County and 2.6 percent attributable to the Town of Cornelius. Nearly three-quarters – 73 percent – of a total […]