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South Boston budget approved

SoVaNow.com / June 15, 2017


South Boston Council on Monday evening gave its final approval to the Town’s upcoming FY2017-18 $10,754,189 budget which includes no tax or fee increases. The newly approved budget is some $2 million lower than that of the current year.

The budget includes merit based raises for employees ranging from 0 to 3 percent based on annual evaluations.

Included in the budget is $2,396,111 for the police department, $788,627 for the fire department, $90,367 for public works, $63,197 for the museum, and $107,733 for the library. The budget contains $233,057 for economic development while The Prizery will receive $20,000 and the Southern Virginia Higher Center will receive $75,000.

Council recognized Eagle Scout Kenneth Harris who will soon be leaving to continue his studies at the United States Naval Academy. Harris had chosen for his Eagle Scout project, along with volunteers, the rebuilding of the picnic table and bench at the Vaughan Street Park where he had played T-ball as a youngster.

Council reappointed George Leonard to another three year term on the Southside Planning District Commission and Police Chief Jim Binner to another four year term on the Southside VASAP.

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