The Town of Leland welcomes public input on its proposed Fiscal Year 2024–2025 Budget.

The Town of Leland has formally submitted its proposed budget for fiscal year 2024-2025 to Leland Town Council. The plan underscores a new approach to the town’s commitment to enhancing public safety, promoting street and transportation safety, encouraging community connectivity, continuing operational excellence and sustaining economic vitality, while also ensuring fiscal responsibility and transparency.

Planning Annual Budget Leland NC

The proposed $56 million budget reflects a tax rate of 39 cents per $100 value and includes the following highlights:

• $5.5 million toward road resurfacing projects, starting a 20-year lifecycle program to resurface 5% per fiscal year
• Five new police patrol officer positions for a second peak-demand shift
• Five new fire positions to fully staff apparatuses and prepare for a new station
• Three new internal support positions: deputy town clerk, IT technician and fleet position
• Nine additional police vehicles for replacement and new positions
• One fire apparatus vehicle
• Phase two of the traffic signal backup power project in coordination with the NCDOT
• $2 million in emergency contingency funds

Budget Planning Board Leland NC

Public participation in the budget process is encouraged. To help residents learn more about the proposed budget, town staff will be holding a Budget Open House on March 5 from 5 to 7 pm at Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about each department’s services and service improvement opportunities and speak to department leaders in a floating, open house format starting at 5 pm. This will be followed by a brief presentation and question and answer session at 6 pm.

The Budget Open House is an educational initiative intended to better inform residents about the content and value of the proposed budget.

No town councilmembers will be in attendance. The opportunity to provide feedback to the council regarding the budget will be during the budget public hearing at the Town Council meeting on March 21 at 6 pm.

Visit townofleland.com/budget25 for all budget information and a question submission form.

Want to go?
Town of Leland Budget Open House
Tuesday, March 5, 5 to 7 pm
Budget Public Hearing
Thursday, March 21, 6 pm
Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland
Townofleland.com/budget25