April has arrived and spring is in the air. The flowers and trees are in full bloom and everything is starting to turn green.
For local government officials, spring also means the budget season will begin. The County budget operates on a fiscal year, which begins July 1 and ends June 30 of the following calendar year. By South Carolina’s law, County Budgets approved by County Council must be a balanced budget. Budgeted operating expenses for the County must be balanced by equal amounts of expected revenues.
Funded by a three-way partnership of Sumter County Government, the City of Sumter and the Sumter Smarter Growth Initiative, the Development Board’s mission is to increase per capita income by creating jobs and luring capital investment to our community.