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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Town of Indian Trail Recommended FY2023-2024 Budget

Recommended Budget Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m.

During the Tuesday, May 9, Council meeting, Town Manager Mike McLaurin presented the recommended budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2024. The budget is a statement of the Town’s priorities and a financial plan on how to fund those priorities. In 2021, the Town Council adopted nine priorities: Roads and Infrastructure, Public Safety, Planning and Growth Management, Creating a Downtown, High-quality Team, Partnerships, Parks and Community Amenities, Quality Basic Services, and Operational Needs. Through the funding of numerous projects and services, the recommended FY 2023-2024 budget lays the foundation for meeting the Town's priorities and the needs of our community. 

FY23-24 Recommended Budget Highlights


  • The General Fund is balanced at $21,865,202 using the existing tax rate of 18.5 cents. 
  • The Powell Bill fund is $2,055,000 and the Stormwater fund is $2,102,566.
  • The Capital Reserve/Debt Service is $2,941,469. 

Personnel Adjustments

  • Three vacant positions are not being funded.  
  • The Town is relocating the Economic Development function to the Planning Department. 
  • A Parks Maintenance Technician position will be effective July 1, 2023. 
  • Recreation Specialist and Customer Service positions will be effective January 1, 2024.
  • Moving funding of the IT Administrator position from the Administration budget to Communications & IT. 
  • Reclassification of the Tax Collector position to Assistant Finance Director/Tax Collector. 

Public Safety (Union County Sheriff's Office Contract)

  • One deputy position will be added to the UCSO contract effective July 1, 2023. 
  •  The Town will continue funding the two grant traffic deputy positions effective October 1, 2023. 

Additional Highlights

  • Continues to fund existing Capital Improvement Projects, as well as the implementation of the findings from the watershed management study. 
  • Continues funding the $3.15 million for road maintenance (funded by Powell Bill and state funds). 
  • Funds an ADA Transition Plan over two years. 
  • Funds Town Hall facility maintenance and security enhancement projects.
  • Funds an enhanced Christmas light display at Chestnut Square Park and the Town Hall. 
  • Continues work on $35 million of Capital Projects, including transportation and parks and recreation projects.
The Town will hold a public hearing on the recommended budget on Tuesday, May 23, during the regular Council meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Indian Trail Town Hall. Residents are encouraged to review the budget and share their input. If you have questions about the budget, please contact Town Manager McLaurin at

Budget Documents

All documents related to the budget can be found on the Town's website:

FY23-24 Recommended Budget
FY23-24 Budget Presentation Slides
FY23-24 Budget Presentation Recording (the budget presentation begins at timestamp 27:56)

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