2nd reading of City budget
A public hearing will be held TONIGHT on the proposed $27.7 million budget for the City of Clinton. The budget passed city council, 4-3, on the first of two required readings.
At first reading, Mayor Bob McLean and council members Gary Kuykendall and Jimmy Young voted "no". The proposed budget gives city employees a 2% raise, re-joins Clinton in the Main Street program and does not raise property taxes. City Council has as agenda item 8 at its regular monthly meeting tonight (June 6) public hearing regarding the proposed fiscal year 2016-17 budget for the City of Clinton, and second and final reading of the budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.
Tonight's City Council meeting will be at 6 pm in the PS Bailey City Council Chambers, second floor of the MS Bailey Municipal Center, 211 North Broad St., Clinton. The meeting is open to the public under provisions of the SC Freedom of Information Act. Council has one closed session matter to discuss, listed on the agenda as "City of Clinton court cases."
Council will recognize Clinton Department of Public Safety Lt. Tyrone Goggins as Laurens County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Council will consider proclamations for: June - National Safety Month; June 28 - Carolina Day; and July - Parks and Recreation Month. The city manager will be authorized to purchase equipment and services, two annexation ordinances will be considered, council will vote to suspend the state's "blue laws" in the city, and will hear and consider 5 topics in City Manager Frank Stovall's report.
Reports of standing committees, recommendation of Community Assistance Grants Committee, city attorney's report, mayor's report, and reports and recommendations of council members will conclude the meeting.