Taxes will be going up in Lumberton next year. Thursday night, the Board of Aldermen, by a vote of 3 to 2, approved a $1,051,050 fiscal budget for 2013.
It includes a millage increase of just over 6 mils, from 48.49 to 55.41 mils.
The budget for fiscal year 2012 ending Sept. 30 is estimated to be $988,577.
Next year's budget also includes a re-instatement of Mayor Miriam Holder's $7,200 annual salary. The Board voted not to pay that salary this year.
Aldermen were facing a Sept. 15 deadline to approve that budget.
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