Wilmington mayor proposes fiscal year 2013 budget

    Wilmington Mayor James Baker has proposed his fiscal year 2013 budget, which contains no layoffs or property tax increases.

    Baker spoke last night before the city council about his $143.4 million operating budget proposal, which he says would also keep current city services and programs in place and at their current levels. The proposed budget is about a $4 million increase over the fiscal 2012 budget.

    Baker also proposed an across-the-board 9 percent increase in the rates for water, sewer and strormwater.

    The council is expected to vote on a budget by the end of May.

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