Sumter County Council to consider Sumter School District mill increase request

Tuesday's agenda will also include 3rd reading for BD investment ordinance

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS
adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 6/12/18

Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider a 5.48-mill increase request from Sumter School District before considering third and …

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Sumter County Council to consider Sumter School District mill increase request

Tuesday's agenda will also include 3rd reading for BD investment ordinance

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Sumter County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in County Council Chambers, third floor of Sumter County Administration Building, 13 E. Canal St., to consider a 5.48-mill increase request from Sumter School District before considering third and final reading of its 2018-19 fiscal year budget.

The mill increase request from the school district will be presented to council in the form of a resolution, which only requires one vote to be approved. Council received the request from Interim Superintendent Debbie Hamm on May 29.

Along with the 2019 budget, council will consider third reading of an ordinance to authorize a $2.5 million general obligation bond to purchase vehicles and other equipment for the county's departments.

ORDINANCE WOULD ADD BD JOBS FOR TAX INCENTIVE

County council will also consider third reading of an ordinance to authorize a fee in lieu of tax and incentive agreement between the county and Becton Dickinson and Co. According to the agreement, the company intends to invest at least $150 million into Sumter County and create 125 new full-time jobs. A public hearing will be held prior to council's vote.

Related to Becton Dickinson and Co., council will consider third reading of an ordinance to expand Sumter-Lee Industrial Park to include property owned and operated by the company following a public hearing on the matter.

In other news, council will consider first reading of an ordinance to approve the revised Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center contract; a proclamation to name June 15 Elder Abuse Awareness Day; and a proclamation to name June 16 Double Dutch Day.