There is never a good time to increase taxes. Whenever a tax increase is suggested it is always opposed.
Indian Trail has increased the taxes by 27 percent, which is 4 cents per $100. That means your tax bill will increase $80 if your property value is $200,000, and $120 if your property value is $300,000. That $80 or $120 will most likely pay for the park bond and more. The garbage disposal services will be upgraded. We will get one 96-gallon can for solid waste (weekly), another 96-gallons for recyclables, no need to sort (bi-weekly). You will also get a third can if required for your yard waste, otherwise it will have to be bundled. There will also be a special service for the schools. All town events and parks will be served at no additional cost. The portable restrooms will be supplied for events at no extra costs.
Indian Trail is still by far the most inexpensive town in which to live in North Carolina. We have 31 town employees. Comparatively Monroe, now a smaller town than Indian Trail, has between 300 and 400 town employees. In short: You get a lot of bang for your bucks in Indian Trail.
Some people are never satisfied and complain that the Indian Trail administration is too large, the taxes too high and that the town wastes money on park events. Frequently they address the town council with all sorts of complaints. The fact is you can never get anything for nothing. The town council can’t favor one group over what serves the residents as a whole. My view is that Indian Trail has administered the tax money very well and to the benefit of all Indian Trail citizens.