Pickens council passes city budget

PICKENS — Pickens City Council passed its 2014 budget with no changes Monday night.

After opening the floor for discussion of the budget and receiving no comment, mayor David Owens asked the council for a motion on the budget. Councilman Patrick Lark motioned that the council vote on the budget, and was seconded by Councilman Carlton Holley.

Council then approved the budget with a 6-0 vote, with Councilman Isaiah Scipio absent.

“I just want to thank all the city department heads for their hard work,” Owens said. “I know a lot of work went into presenting this budget balanced.”