Chatham commissioners approve new county budget with no property tax rate increase

Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved a county budget for 2011-12 with no increase in the property tax rate. In a 3-2 vote, the board approved the budget recommended by the County Manager’s Office, with some funding added to the county school system budget. The approved budget of approximately $83 million is four percent less than the budget adopted for the current year and would maintain the tax rate at the current level of 62.19 cents.