Sumter County budget amendments could benefit three entities

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS
adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 3/4/19

This agenda item was discussed at a Sumter County Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Budget amendments would benefit three county entities

Reading: Second of three

Agenda item: An …

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Sumter County budget amendments could benefit three entities

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This agenda item was discussed at a Sumter County Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Budget amendments would benefit three county entities

Reading: Second of three

Agenda item: An ordinance to amend the county's 2018-'19 budget by changing the amount of anticipated funds, money and revenues estimated to be received by Sumter County from all resources and by changing the amount to be allocated toward the 2018-'19 budget.

Background: The amendment includes three changes: $100,000 to purchase two used fire trucks from the City of Sumter; $40,000 to create digital records of certain mortgage records from aperture cards and index books at the request of the Register of Deeds Office; and $50,000 to account for payments received from the Sumter School District to pay sheriff's office deputies, pursuant to the interim memorandum of understanding agreement between the agencies, for officers who provide security for school sporting events outside of normal work hours.

Sumter County Administrator Gary Mixon said the school district would pay the money to the county, and the county would provide the money to the sheriff's office for the deputies to be paid.

Funding for the two fire trucks and the digital records will come from the county's general fund and unassigned fund balances.

To account for the funding for the sheriff's office agreement, according to the ordinance, both the county's general fund budgeted revenues and the sheriff's office budgeted expenditures will increase by $50,000.

Discussion: Baker made a motion for approval, and Councilman Charles Edens seconded.

Vote: 6-1 approval - Councilman Sumpter was absent from the meeting.