Surfside Beach Town Council passes budget

Surfside Beach, SC - SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Surfside Beach Town Council passed their 2010-2011 budget on Tuesday night.

Mayor Allen Deaton says there were no surprises with the approval of the just under $9 million budget.

Deaton says the town will save money by eliminating the Public Safety Director's position.  That move is part of the plan to split the police and fire departments from each other.

The mayor also says the council hopes to add more firefighters to their force with this budget.

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