In Rocky Mount
Public safety, works make up half of budget
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
More than half of the $6.5 million proposed budget for the town of Rocky Mount will be spent on public safety and public works.
The two combined total $3,435,283. Proposed expenditures for public safety are set at $1,940,602 and $1,494,681 for public works.
The largest spending category in the public safety budget is the police department at $1,821,954, an increase of $65,747 from the current budget.
The other portion of public safety is the fire department, whose budget is $118,648, up from the current budget amount $116,097.