No tax rate increase, 22 new positions in approved Iredell budget

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Iredell County’s property tax rate will remain the same in the upcoming fiscal year.

      1. 2017-06-08Budget

Commissioners unanimously approved the budget this week, according to Board Clerk Retha Gaither. Twenty-two new positions are funded in the budget including eight paramedics, four E-COMM telecommunicators and an attorney for the Sheriff’s Office.

ECOM has an established goal of nearly 4000 indents per telecommunicator. Right now, those employees are handling nearly 6000 calls each. According to a county document, an attorney will allow the Sheriff’s Office to be more responsive to judicial requests and provide regular guidance to staff.

Author: WSIC editor