Town plans budget retreat

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014

The town of Summerville’s annual budget retreat will be held Friday at a councilman’s house on the Toogoodoo River.

A welcome breakfast begins at 9 a.m. and the retreat is scheduled to adjourn at 1:30 p.m.

Agenda items include the presentation of the departmental budget requests and proposed 2015 general fund and stormwater fund budget. A presentation of the proposed 2015 hospitality tax fund budget will follow, along with the allocation of those funds.

At noon council members will go over business license rate amendments and then go into funding for the National Guard Armory project. Summerville’s Parks and Recreation Department believes the best use for the old National Guard Armory building, located on Hickory Street, would be to convert it to a community recreational center.

At 12:30 the council will enter lunch and an executive session to discuss contractual and legal matters related to the economic development project.

Lisa Wallace, clerk-treasurer for the town, said the council’s usual meeting place in Brosnan Forest is undergoing renovations, which is why Councilman Terry Jenkins offered the use of his house. The meeting is open to the public.

“We don’t anticipate anything out of the ordinary at this retreat,” she said. “We are proposing a $26 million budget, which is very close to last year’s budget.”

The location of the retreat is 4484 Parishville Road in Hollywood.

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