Manager’s Corner

The Town of Mocksville residents are fortunate to have the leadership provided by Mayor Francis Slate and Town Board members; Richard Broadway, Will Marklin, Lash Sanford, Rob Taylor and Amy Vaughan Jones. I sincerely express my gratitude to each of you for your guidance and support. Your concern and many hours of dedication are priceless to the success and best interest of this town. The planning of continued growth and improvements to infrastructure is an attribute to the future of our residents and businesses, existing and new.

This proposed budget is balanced with the elimination of some state revenues. Local revenues are less due to the decrease in property valuation. The Town of Mocksville appreciates the collaboration with Davie County regarding inter local agreements for services provided. Agreements remain the same with the exception of the operations and management of the Dutchman Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant which expires June 30, 2013.

Submitted for your consideration and review is the proposed 2013-2014 fiscal year budget for the Town of Mocksville, which is balanced at $7,039,415.

This proposed budget includes:

• Tax rate to remain the same .29 per $100 valuation, no increase
• No increase -water and sewer rates
• No increase- landfill fees
• No decrease in positions or services
• Water and sewer connections increase $350 per connection
• Planning scope of work for Downtown Revitalization
• Hugh A. Lagle Water Treatment Plant improvements and mandates

Some of the 2012-2013 budget year accomplishments included:

• Reduced infiltration with sewer rehab equipment
• Street maintenance and resurfacing approximately three miles
• Completions of rail spur to serve CPP (assisted by state funding)
• Completed three Facade Grants
• Annexed 2.037 acres
• Partnered with Economic Development acquiring state funding to assist with relocations for Pro Refrigeration and Tarheel Plastics and new expansion for Avgol Nonwovens creating approximately 173 jobs and new investment in increased tax base

To each employee, thank you; for public service that extends beyond a daily job. Thank you for taking the time to better understand budget restraints and the abilities to resolve problems creatively while seeking additional resources. Thank you for continuing to provide services including: police and fire protection, maintenance of 32 miles of streets,71 miles of sewer lines, 66 miles of water lines, distribution of safe drinking water, disposal of sewer, planning, zoning, street lighting, garbage collection, and for providing parks, recreational, sporting and cultural opportunities to more than 5000 residents.

The combined efforts and support from elected board members, local state representatives, staff, department employees, legal counsel, appointed board members, volunteers and caring residents will continue to provide the citizens of Mocksville with services regarded as top priority in the most effective and efficient manner.

Respectfully submitted,

Christine W. Bralley
Town Manager
Mocksville, NC – “Time Well Spent”