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KCC passes millage

Posted: October 16, 2017 5:27 p.m.
Updated: October 17, 2017 1:00 a.m.

Kershaw County Council passed a millage ordinance for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 during its Oct. 10 meeting.

Under state law, the county passes the millage ordinance to establish the tax rate for the fiscal year. The millage rate is applied to the assessed value of property in the county. 

This year’s millage rates did not change from the levels established in FY 2016-1. However, the county did have to increase millage by 5 mills to reflect funding for Emergency Medical Services, which the county took over operations of two years ago.

Kershaw County agreed to take on the funding and operation of EMS as part of an agreement to sell KershawHealth to Capella, a for-profit corporation. As part of that transaction, Capella had provided the county with money to initially fund and operate EMS for the first two years; this is the first year the county has had to take over the funding of EMS.

This year’s millage rates are as follows:

County Operating and Personnel        Budget -- 65.8

County Debt Service -- 10.6

County Fire District -- 9.7

County Sewer District -- 2.6

County Capital -- 3.5

Emergency Medical Services -- 5.0

In other business:

• Council confirmed its intent that $25,000 it had budgeted to the Kershaw County Housing Authority should be a one-time allocation directed to New Day on Mill, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. 

• Council passed a proclamation recognizing International Alpha Delta Kappa Month. Alpha Delta Kappa, which was founded in 1947, is an honorary organization for women educators.

Kershaw County Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St., Camden. Meetings are open to the public.

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