Tax Collections High
Despite the recessionary economy, the Moore County Tax Department continued its tradition of collecting more than 99 percent of the levy in the past year.
Tax Administrator Wayne Vest told the Board of Commissioners Monday night that his department made net collections exceeding $56.2 million for the fiscal year ending June 30. That includes real and personal property, special taxes, and late payments but not collections for municipalities. The collection rate is 99.38 percent.
“This is the 19th consecutive year we’ve exceeded 99 percent. It’s an achievement we’re proud of. It takes a team effort,” said Vest, who also recognized the staff of his department for their hard work.
In other business the commissioners agreed to meet with representatives of the Greater Seven Lakes Community Council at least a couple of times a year and set the first meeting for Aug. 26. Council members had asked the board for representation at the periodic meetings held with municipal and school elected officials but agreed to the compromise proposed by the commissioners.
More details about the meeting will appear in the print version of The Pilot newspaper.
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