The Town of Garner has a council-manager form of government with a mayor and five member Town Council. Elections for the office of council member are held at two-year intervals in November of odd-numbered years. Elections are non-partisan, and the mayor and council members are elected for four-year terms. The Council sets Town policies, enacts ordinances and appoints the town manager. The town manager administers the daily operations and programs of the municipal government through the department heads, other staff members and employees.
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See How Cost for Services in Garner Compares with Other Towns and Cities
Each year the City of Raleigh produces a chart showing how Wake County municipalities and others around the state compare when it comes to cost of municipal services. Below is the chart, released Sept. 25, for fiscal year 2018-19 (you can click on the chart for a downloadable pdf).
One thing to note is that Garner's water/sewer rates are set by City of Raleigh Utilities, which provides water/sewer service to the town.