Taylor: No millage increase

WINNSBORO – Despite setbacks this year, including the abandonment of two V.C. Summer nuclear units and the loss of that expected future revenue, the fiscal state of the County remains solid, County Administrator Jason Taylor reported Tuesday evening during Council’s second budget workshop for fiscal year 2018-19.

Taylor presented a total budget of $39,748,964, an increase of $991,779 (3%) over last year’s budget of $38,757,185.

While Taylor stated in his budget letter to Council that the County still has great potential, to maintain a strong fiscal position and realize future growth, it must focus its budgetary resources on its core function of public safety and on critical infrastructure needs – water and sewer – quality of life services and public facilities.

“These are all things that are necessary to reverse population loss and recruit new industry,” Taylor said.

Taylor reported that the County’s revenues exceeded expenditures by $2 million this fiscal year and that he is not recommending a millage increase in the 2018-19 budget.

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