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11/21/2012 7:51:00 AM
Budget adds Gang Investigator to Police Force
2013 City general fund budget passed first reading
City council voted unanimously tp pass first reading of the 2013 general fund budget for the City of Greenwood. (Photo by Michael W. Davis)
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City council voted unanimously tp pass first reading of the 2013 general fund budget for the City of Greenwood. (Photo by Michael W. Davis)


Michael W. Davis
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First reading of the 2013 City of Greenwood general fund budget of $12,922,096 passed with a unanimous vote Tuesday night at a meeting of City Council. The second reading is scheduled for Monday, December 6th.
 
The budget will add a new police officer to the City’s police force. According to City manager Charlie Barrineau that officer will hold a “gang investigator position.” The budget will also allow for the purchase of a used SUV for the new gang investigator and an inkless fingerprinting system.
 
“The budget is balanced” the City manager reported to council. Barrineau also said that the budget has “no tax increase, no fee increase, no cost of living adjustment for staff, includes an anticipated employer state health contribution increase of 6.37 percent, and includes an increase for employer contribution for State retirement system.”    
 
Among other new business considered by City Council:
 
First reading of “Ordinance No. 12-023 to Authorize the City Manager to Issue CPW Revenue Bond Anticipation Notes in 2013” which passed with a unanimous vote.
 
First reading of “Ordinance No. 12-025 to Levy Tax for the City of Greenwood for 2013” which passed with a unanimous vote.
 
First reading of “Ordinance No. 12-026 to Authorize the City Manager to Issue Tax Anticipation Notes in 2013” which passed with a unanimous vote.
 
First reading of “Ordinance No. 12-027 Amending Ordinances 10-024, 11-007, 11-024 and 11-027” which passed with a unanimous vote.
 
First reading of “Ordinance No. 12-028 Adding Section 56 To Division 2, Article II - Business Licenses Of Chapter 10, “Business Regulations, Solicitations And Sales”“ which passed with a unanimous vote.
 
First reading of “Ordinance No. 12-029 Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement Giving Consent for the Distribution of Fees in Lieu of Tax from Certain Property in the Comprehensive Joint county Business and Industrial Park between Greenwood County and Newberry County” which passed with a unanimous vote.
 
"Authorizing the City Manager to Accept a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to Extend Streetscape Improvements on Portions of Oak Avenue and Main Street" which passed with six votes for and one abstention by Mayor Welborn Adams.

"Acceptance of Insurance Damages for Not-At-Fault Vehicle Accident and Allocation of Funding" which passed with four votes for and three opposed votes cast by Niki Hutto, Johnny Williams and Ronnie Ables.
 
"Allocation of Maxwell Avenue Rural Infrastructure Funding Grant Assigned for Facade Enhancements" which passed with a unanimous vote.

The next scheduled meeting of city council is scheduled for Monday, December 6th.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2012
Article comment by: MiYoka Lindsey

Thank goodness! This is exactly what Greenwood needs.



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