County budget proposal: Raises, no tax increase

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

PICKENS — After hearing a proposal for a 2019-20 fiscal year budget that would give all county employees a raise with no tax increase, Pickens County Council was set to begin discussing the budget during a work session Tuesday night.

During council’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday evening, county administrator Gerald Wilson gave a brief overview of the budget.

“It’s a lean budget,” Wilson said. “It accomplishes some of our needs long-term. Overall, it’s balanced without a tax increase.”

Wilson said unincorporated areas of the county will see a

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