Summerville Town Council discusses 2019 town budget

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Summerville Town Council members reviewed the town’s proposed 2019 budget on Monday afternoon.

Council members met at council chambers in Downtown Summerville to review the budget, and go over each town department’s expenses.

The town’s total proposed budget is currently about $35.5 million, about $1.7 million higher than last year.

Council member Christine Czarnik said one of the most significant change in the budget this year is a millage increase.

“There really are no big changes other than that big increase in millage that was set back in August,” said Councilwoman Czarnik. “It’s a big increase, 3.4 mils. Whereas the prior three years we had been decreasing the millage.”

The revenue that will be generated from the increased millage rate was designated for public safety-use only.

Council members still have more department expenses to review and will meet again at a later date to go over them.

Council has until the end of the year to pass the budget.

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