Courier Letters to the Editors 8-1-18

Working for the system

Dear Editor,

By now I think most realize the Pickens County Council has closed the recycling centers on Wednesday and has added a load of days to the holiday schedule.

Two years ago, the county budget was $57.2 million. With all the new houses going up and new spending, the budget this year is $64.6 million. A healthy increase, but yet they can’t maintain the existing level of essential services?

Part of skilled budget management is setting priorities. Essential services are at the top of the list. Cuts to those services are a last resort and should be done only when facing a budget crunch, not when revenues are at record levels. This provides yet another example of how the new council knows how to spend

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