County Budget Calls for Tax Increase, Additional Staff
Lexington County Council approves $107.3 million budget.
Lexington County residents will see a tax increase on their property tax bills this fall, The State reports.
Council members approved a $107.3 million budget on Thursday.
County officials are estimating the tax increase will add $10.63 on a bill for owners of a $100,000 home.
The funds generated from the increase will be used for additional public safety staff, including 10 new firefighters, five deputies and six jail guards, according to the report.