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Budget Process Continuing For Catawba County Commissioners

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners is currently working through the process of adopting a budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year.

Earlier this month, Catawba County Manager Mary Furtado presented a recommended budget of nearly $324-million for Fiscal Year 2024/25 to the Board of Commissioners. The presentation was made during the board’s May 13 budget workshop. The full recommended budget and supporting documents are available online at

The County Manager’s recommended budget maintains a stable property tax rate of 39.85 cents per $100 of valuation, which is the lowest in the region and the 8th lowest tax rate in North Carolina. Last week, Commissioners held a budget workshop with county departments and outside agencies followed by a county budget public hearing.

Commissioners are expected to approve a final budget for both the county and the water & sewer district during its regular meeting on Monday, June 3, which begins at 6:50 p.m. That meeting will be held in the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room at the Catawba County Justice Center on Government Center Drive in Newton.