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County Commissioners Approve FY2022 Budget

Jun 07, 2021

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners approved the Fiscal Year 2022 annual budget during a work session Monday night. The budget maintains the property tax rate at 79.9 cents per $100 valuation.

The balanced budget includes approximately $539 million in total expenditures across all funds, with a General Fund total of $342 million. The budget includes $32.5 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan, representing half of the County’s $65 million allocation. 

Funding for the Cumberland County Board of Education’s current expenses will be $83,033,918. Fayetteville Technical Community College will be allocated $13,278,659 for current year expenses.

Expenditure Highlights

  • All permanent full-time and part-time employees active on July 1, 2021, will receive a 3% cost of living increase to be effective with the pay period beginning July 4, 2021.
  • The entry level pay for Sheriff’s Deputies will be increased to $41,220; entry level Detention Center Officers will receive $37,746.
  • Pay for employees in Grades 55-61 will be adjusted to a minimum of at least $15 an hour.
  • The County will provide a deductible reimbursement for members of the employee Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan with a maximum of $1,000 for individuals and $3,000 for a family per year.
  • The budget includes $2.6 million for body cameras for the Sheriff’s Office.
  • The County will add 10 new positions for a cost of $548,254.
  • Approximately $2.9 million will be spent to replace 45 vehicles (34 from the Sheriff’s Office).

Budget information is available on the County’s website at co.cumberland.nc.us under the Budget Division.