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Proposed County Budget Includes 2% Employee Raise and Additional
web posted March 21, 2013
COUNTY – Edgefield County has released the
proposed budget for the coming fiscal year which includes a 2% across
the board raise for county employees and two additional deputies for
the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office. County Administrator Lynn Strom
said that she expected the raises and the additional deputies to be
approved, but noted that County Council can make any changes during the
budget process before final approval expected in June.
draft budget, placed online this week, shows a total over just over
$8.8 million in expected incoming revenues. However, even with State
funding through the Local Government Fund, commonly known as the LGF
(Aid to Subdivisions), is still not enough to cover the increase in the
The county, according to the proposed budget, will have to dip into
reserve funds to the tune of about $300,000 to balance the budget. Even
with the dig into reserve funds the county will still be able to
maintain close to four months of operational funds in reserves.
County Administrator Strom said she felt the staff presented budget
would pass, but pointed out that council members can add or subtract
line items at will. Those decisions will be made at the sole budget
workshop by the County Council tonight.
Even after the work session, the budget can be amended during the
coming three readings and a required public hearing before final
County Council members have not commented on the budget at this time.
Budget can be found here on the County Website. (PDF file)
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