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City council gives first reading of FY 2020 budget
CHLC hands out preservation awards
Rengy Marshall award
Rengy Marshall (right) accepts the Adaptive Re-Use of a Historic Property award from Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) Vice Chair Rusty Major. Marshall was lauded for -- with the help of architect Steve Smith and contractor Moses Denton, renovating the building into an “open and inviting place in downtown Camden where everyone feels comfortable and welcome.” The CHLC presented eight awards, including Marshalls, during Camden City Council’s meeting on Tuesday night. - photo by Gee Whetsel
Camden City Council approved first reading of an ordinance adopting the city’s proposed Fiscal Year 2020 operating and capital budget of $47.5 million during its meeting Tuesday evening. City Manager Mel Pearson said the proposed budget, which, if passed on second reading at council’s next meeting, will take effect on July 1, is “very progressive. The staff and I feel good about this budget.”