A $1.8 million impasse over funding for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department could be resolved tonight.
Anderson County Sheriff Paul White has requested extra money in his budget to buy new cars, cover higher costs, and hire 15 jailers for a minimum security jail dormitory expected to open by June, among other things.
But so far, county officials, including Anderson County Mayor Myron Iwanski, have seemed reluctant to provide the additional funding.
“There’s no way they can do it without a tax increase,” Iwanski said Monday morning. “There’s very little interest in a tax increase.”