County approves budget, reaffirms commitment to public education
On Tuesday, June 21, the Board of County Commissioners adopted the operating budget and capital investment plan for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2022. The budget includes an increase in our per pupil spending to $4,808 per student, funding for the expansion of Durham Tech on the Orange County campus, the return of Sunday hours at the main library, the creation of a mini-park in Perry Hills, and more.
The Board of County Commissioners will take a break from meetings in July and August and will resume our normal meeting schedule in September.
Groundbreaking for new EMS station
Orange County will host a groundbreaking for a new Emergency Management Services (EMS) station in Efland on Thursday, July 14, at 3 p.m. This is the first stand-alone EMS station the county has built in many years and will help improve our service in the western central part of the county. The public is invited to this event.
More details will be available on the Orange County website when they are confirmed.
Please visit the Orange County website for summer activities for children of all ages. Local artists are holding Summer Camps at the Eno Arts Mill, and financial assistance is available. And watch for special family fun events happening around the county during July and August.