As July 4 approaches, you are probably thinking about cooking out with family and neighbors and watching beautiful fireworks bursting in the night sky. July 4th celebrations can be a lot of fun. But you can also make your July 4th celebration more eco-friendly with a few simple tips:
Your County Council has approved two readings for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget requests. By South Carolina law, counties must pass a balanced budget by June 30 each year. On June 9, 2015, Council gave second reading approval to a balanced County operating budget of $49,349,943. Included in the new budget proposal is a change in the EMS services, a COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) for employees, and funding for other agencies to include the Sumter County Library. The budget is balanced which includes 2 additional mills for the aforementioned items. County Council is scheduled to give third and final reading on the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 operating budget requests at its next meeting on June 23, 2015.
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.