Beaufort County 2012 budget posted online

Beaufort County’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget, which took effect July 1, has been posted at the Finance Department page at the county website, www.bcgov.net. Citizens can view the document by selecting the option for “Departments” on the home page, then “Administration,” and “Finance.”   The 2012 budget includes a trim $96.3M which reflects a 7.6% percent reduction from last year’s original budget. It does not include a county real property tax increase. County Council Chairman Weston Newton said the council is unwavering in its commitment to avoid spending increases. “In these difficult economic times it would be a bad decision to expect people to pay more for services. We are continually reviewing all other options for keeping operational costs down.”


Solicitation for bid proposals

The City of Beaufort is soliciting bids for street sweeping services. This proposal is requested as a limited area sweeping service. This is a part of the City of Beaufort’s service delivery efforts.

Bid must be received at: City of Beaufort, Public Works Department, 16 Burton Hill Road, Beaufort, SC  29906, by 4 p.m. July 28, 2011. There will be a mandatory Pre-RFP meeting on Thursday, July 21 at 10 a.m. at the City of Beaufort Public Works Complex, 16 Burton Hill Road.

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