Did You Know:

Canton was originally Cherokee Indian Territory. A post office first opened here in 1837 and the community at the time was named Pigeon River.

County Manager presents budget

On Monday, May 16, County Manager Marty Stamey presented the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2011-12 to the Board of Commissioners. The recommended budget is $65,280,785, with a proposed revenue neutral tax rate of 54.13¢ per $100 valuation. The tax rate for the current year is 51.4¢ per $100 valuation.

The Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 31 in the Historic Courtroom of the Haywood County Courthouse to receive public input on the proposed budget. Commissioners will also hold a budget work session to discuss input from the public hearing immediately following the regularly scheduled board meeting at 9 a.m., Monday, June 6. The work session will also be held in the Historic Courtoom.