News Flash

News

Posted on: June 8, 2020

Public hearing, first reading of budget ordinance on June 9

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 8, 2020) – Beaufort City Council will hold a public hearing and first reading of the FY 2020-2021 Budget Ordinance at its Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9. This will follow City Council’s Work Session at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/).

The $22.9 million budget takes into consideration the financial hits from the Covid-19 pandemic, including a significant decline in the City’s Parks and Tourism Fund and State Accommodations Fund as accommodations and hospitality taxes decline with fewer tourists and visitors.

The belt-tightening at the City includes a freeze on vacant positions and a deferral on some infrastructure and repair projects. At the same time, expenses for tort insurance, health insurance, pension contributions and vendor contracts will increase.

To help compensate for revenue losses the budget would increase millage slightly on property owners. An increase of 1.5 in the operating millage, 1.0 in debt millage, and 1.0 in emergency millage would cost the owner of a home valued at $250,000 an extra $35 a year.

Council will hold a second reading of the budget at its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 23. The fiscal year begins July 1, 2020 and ends June 30, 2022.

The public can comment via email, Zoom, phone, or Facebook. The agenda for the City Council Work Session and Regular Meeting have instructions.

Agenda June 9 Work Session

Agenda June 9 Regular Meeting

Budget ordinance

######


Find us:

facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC
twitter.com/CityBeaufortSC
instagram.com/citybeaufortsc
cityofbeaufort.org


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News

Dale McDorman

McDorman named interim police chief

Posted on: July 31, 2020
Face Covering Required with Thank You

Where you can find free masks

Posted on: June 30, 2020

Council passes $22.9 million budget

Posted on: June 24, 2020

March for Justice route changes

Posted on: June 18, 2020

April 16 update: Governor looks ahead

Posted on: April 17, 2020
mayor 2018

A letter from Mayor Keyserling

Posted on: April 4, 2020
Marina Parking Lot Landing

Wednesday update: More ahead

Posted on: April 1, 2020

Tuesday update: COVID-19 resolution

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Monday update: Numbers are climbing

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Friday update: Together

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Thursday update: Stay the course

Posted on: March 26, 2020
Guys in fire truck

Tuesday update: 'Lead by example'

Posted on: March 24, 2020
Stay home image

Monday update: Stay home!

Posted on: March 23, 2020
pict0026_750_1000_90_s

It's Friday. Take a deep breath!

Posted on: March 20, 2020

Website Personalization Now Available!

Posted on: November 22, 2016