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home : news : greenwood February 26, 2015

Carolina Health







5/1/2013 3:00:00 AM
County Council discusses General Funds Budget for upcoming fiscal year
Rhonda McAllister speaks at Monday's meeting.
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Rhonda McAllister speaks at Monday's meeting.

Jacob Lethco
Staff Writer


GREENWOOD- Members of the Greenwood County Council met Tuesday evening at the Greenwood County Library, with a primary item of business being the discussion of the county’s General Budget for the 2014 fiscal year.

According to County Manager Toby Chappell, the proposed balanced budget is set at $19,008,253, an increase from the previous year, which was set at $18,953,158. As explained by Treasurer Lisa White, the first reading of the final budget is scheduled to take place on May 21st, but is subject to change.

In other business, Rhonda McAllister with Human Resources discussed a consideration for bids regarding Greenwood County Classification, Compensation, Staffing & Efficiency Analysis. Two separate groups placed bids, as McAllister explained. The total proposal price of The Bryher Partnership is $181,120, with the total proposal price for Management Advisory Group International being $48,700. McAllister is hoping that the group that has their bid accepted will help improve the overall quality within the Human Resource department.

“Hopefully we are going to have a strong backbone of the HR department,” McAllister said. “We will be organized and more lean. If we are not more lean, we will be more efficient.”

Also discussed was funding for the fifth annual Festival of Stars, to be held on June 28-29. At the meeting, Ninety Six Town Mayor Arvest Turner requested up to $2,500 dollars to assist in funding for the event that has welcomed an average of 15,000 to 20,000 people each year.

Councilwoman Edith Childs proposed to construct packages with detailed job descriptions, duties, and payment details of elected and appointed officials within Greenwood County. She also discussed the potential of the county hosting an ethics workshop that would be conducted by Cathy Hazlewood with the South Carolina Ethics Commission. Both issues will be further discussed at later dates.

Following a closed-door meeting, council members further discussed the proposed General Funds Budget in a Budget Workshop, prior to adjourning the meeting.





Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013
Article comment by: Sara Moore

Will there be a DUI prevention class as well? Will City Councilwoman Nikki Hutto be allowed to attend?

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Article comment by: JJ Mills

Edith Childs is going to budget our taxdollars for what gas bills and car bills she would like to payfor this upcoming year.
Maybe throw in some clothes & new furniture as well.....
Paid for by the Gwd County/City Taxpayers


Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Article comment by: Don Curtis

Very well written unlike the Index Journal. I appreciate your professional reporting.

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Article comment by: don jamison

Councilwoman Edith Childs proposed to construct packages with detailed job descriptions, duties, and payment details of elected and appointed officials within Greenwood County. She also discussed the potential of the county hosting an ethics workshop that would be conducted by Cathy Hazlewood with the South Carolina Ethics Commission. Both issues will be further discussed at later dates.
This Councilwoman is really on the ball, just pay the money back and stop plans for a workshop.


Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Article comment by: John Fisher

Edith Childs and ethics go together like fire and water.



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