SANFORD–Lee County residents desiring to voice their opinion about the proposed budget for the new fiscal year will have the opportunity Monday evening during a public hearing in the Commissioners meeting room of the government center. County Manager John Crumpton has proposed a $63.1 million budget that keeps the current tax rate of 75 cents per $100 in property valuation. In the proposed budget, Lee County schools get $15.84 million, or about 27.7%, for current expenses. Central Carolina Community College would get $2.32 million, or about 4.1%. The proposal also includes a 3 percent raise for employees. The hearing is scheduled for 6 PM.
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