TIMMONSVILLE, SC (WMBF) – The town of Timmonsville has its budget set in stone for the upcoming 2016-2017 fiscal year.
Mayor Darrick Jackson said town council members passed the second and final reading of the budget, which totals approximately $1,036,300, at Thursday night's meeting.
According to the town's budget, one full-time officer will be added to the police staff, bringing the department to a chief, three full-time officers and one part-time officer.
The town's police budget also called for Tasers and body cameras to be purchased.
In 2016, Timmonsville spent an unexpected $7,000 in building improvements for the town's fire department, putting the fire department over budget by about $5,000.
In 2017, the town will purchase two new sets of fire gear as well as lease a new vehicle for the department.
The town saw a windfall in revenue from the town's municipal court bringing in over $7,000 more than expected and will budget for that same revenue of $11,100 in 2017.