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County Council passes FY 2019 budget
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Kershaw County Council passed third and final reading of the county’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget during its June 26 meeting. The total budget is balanced, comes in at $44.14 million and does not require a tax increase. During its previous meeting, on June 14, council approved second reading of the budget, with several amendments, including: • Restricting a portion of the reserve fund equal to three months of the previous year’s general fund budget for the purpose of cash flow, as well as an additional one month of the previous year general fund to respond to emergencies or disasters. • Transferring $103,120 from the sewer fund to the general fund, which includes $35,000 to go to upgrade a part time deputy coroner position to full time; $21,750 to be allocated to outside agencies, including Camden First Community Development, the Clemson Extension Service, Kershaw Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, Kershaw Conservation District, Santee-Wateree Regional Transportation Authority, The ALPHA Center, United Way of Kershaw County and Wateree Community Action.