Library official urges council to reconsider budget cut idea

To read the library board chair’s full news release, click here.

COUNTY — A proposal to reduce library funding and transfer operations of the county museum to the Pickens County Library System to free up funds for road paving has drawn the ire of some in the community, and library officials are asking county officials to reconsider.

According to a news release issued last week on behalf of library board of trustees chair Dennis Latham, Councilmen Alex Saitta and Henry Wilson presented a proposal at Pickens County Council’s May 11 budget workshop that would reduce the library budget by 0.6 mills — from 5.9 to 5.3 mills — to increase millage by the same amount in the general fund for

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