Majority 4 control county budget

WINNSBORO – With no discussion, the Fairfield County Council gave final approval of its $44.6 million budget for 2021-2022. The vote itself, however, spoke volumes. Indicative of the division under the current council, the budget passed by a 4-3 vote. The voting bloc of Chairman Moses Bell and council members Mikel Trapp, Tim Roseborough and […]

Council passes $1.8M budget, barely

Use Of Rainy-Day Reserves To Fund Events Causes Stir BLYTHEWOOD – After briefly expressing their two opposing views, a divided Blythewood Town Council passed a $1.8 million budget Monday night for the 2020-21 fiscal year. In a controversial measure, the council voted to pull a little less than $150,000 from almost $500,000 in hospitality tax […]

County approves $46.4M budget

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County moved forward with final reading of its $46.4 million budget, but not without drama. On June 9, council members voted 4-3 to approve the budget that does not include an increase in the base millage rate, but does dig into the county’s cash reserves. Council members Bertha Goins, Clarence Gilbert, Jimmy […]

Budget tweaks divide Council

WINNSBORO – In a series of votes Monday night, council members struck down budget amendments that would have added $900,000 in recreation improvements, $100,000 for vehicle replacement and a $1.2 million economic development office. Council members also balked at a proposal to fund individual discretionary spending accounts following public outcry. As one council member suggested, […]

Council finalizing $45.2M budget

Some Council Members Want $35K Discretionary Fund WINNSBORO – Employee pay, infrastructure and vehicle replacement are some of the more costly initiatives in Fairfield County’s proposed $45.2 million budget. But it is the comparatively smaller line items that are generating debate. Both Councilmen Moses Bell and Mikel Trapp support allocating $35,000 for discretionary funds. Each […]