The Anderson County Commission will discuss the budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, and a possible 18.25-cent increase in the property tax rate on Thursday.
The special meeting is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in Room 312 of the Anderson County Courthouse in Clinton.
The meeting will focus on the budget proposal, and it will include time for elected and appointed officials, as well as department heads and citizens, to address the Commission with comments and concerns about the proposed budget.
The Anderson County Budget Committee has recommended a budget with an 18.25-cent property tax rate increase, and during today’s meeting, Commissioners will examine the plan in-depth and make adjustments before voting on the budget and the tax rate, according to WYSH Radio in Clinton.
The meeting will be televised on ACTV, which is available in Anderson County on Comcast Cable channel 95 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99, if you are unable to attend in person.
WYSH has reported that the revenue generated by the proposed 18.25-cent tax rate increase, if approved, could be allocated like this:
- 6.75 cents to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and Jail,
- 6 cents to the Anderson County school system,
- 3 cents for employee pay raises,
- 1.5 cents for capital projects, and
- 1 cent to the Solid Waste Department.
One cent on the property tax rate generates approximately $162,000.
There was a public hearing on the proposed fiscal blueprint on June 17.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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