County council passes budget
Document slips through in 4-3 vote, is balanced at $19.8 million
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:19 AM
Greenwood County Councilman Bob Fisher, left, whispers something to Councilman Chuck Moates during budget discussions Tuesday afternoon.
(CHRIS TRAINOR | INDEX-JOURNAL)
After nearly two months, a plethora of meetings and workshops and numerous winding, tortured discussions, Greenwood County Council passed the fiscal year 2015 budget Tuesday night.
But just barely.
Council passed the county’s operating budget Tuesday night by a count of 4-3, with councilmen Steve Brown, Bob Fisher and Robbie Templeton dissenting.
The county’s operating budget is balanced at $19.8 million.
Meanwhile, council also approved the county’s school budgets for fiscal year 2015. That also came down to a 4-3 vote, with Brown, Fisher and chairman Mark Allison dissenting.
As passed Tuesday night, there will be millage increases in Greenwood District 50 and Ninety Six District 52.
District 50 will get an operations millage increase of 1.9 mills, going from 129.7 mills to 131.6 mills. That millage hike will generate about $190,000 for District 50.
Meanwhile, Ninety Six District 52 will get a debt service millage increase. District 52’s debt millage will go from 36.4 mills to 46 mills.
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