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County will meet twice to set 2019-2020 budget

Anderson County Commission met at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, the first of two special called meetings, to finalize the 2019-2020 budget.

The second special called meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15.

Last Thursday, Aug. 8, the Anderson County Budget Committee met in a day session to rework a proposed 18.25-cents tax increase.

The Budget Committee forwarded at 10-cents tax increase to commission after that session.

Five-cents will go to schools, 4.5-cents will be earmarked for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, and ½-cent is set aside for the county’s capital outlay projects.

If the 10-cents increase passes, the Anderson County tax rate would sit at $2.8903 per $100 assessed value.

Clinton residents’ property tax will $2.8589 per $100 assessed value.