Mecklenburg County, N.C., commissioners have approved a November referendum for $240.5 million of new general obligation debt for schools, parks, and libraries.
The proposed borrowing, which would be backed by an increase in county taxes over the next five years, would provide funding for a variety of projects.
These include: $190 million for schools; $30 million for parks; $9 million for libraries; $5 million for a science building; $3 million for human services; and $1.5 million for public television.
The commissioners' bond package, passed on June 22, compares favorably with a recommendation last month by the county's Capital Budget Advisory Committee, a citizens panel.
The committee recommended that voters be asked to approve $227 million of bonds, comprising $187 million for schools, $27 million for parks and recreation, $9 million for libraries, $3 million for human services, and $1 million for public television.
In the June 22 meeting, the county commissioners also passed a $745 million budget for fiscal 1993, which began last Thursday.
The budget includes a 6% increase in property taxes, which will raise the levy from 76 to 80.95 cents per $100 of property value.
The budget also will rely on two new fee increases that will raise average annual garbage disposal fees by $37 and storm water control fees by $35.