Planning to Meet Needs of the County

Laurens County Administrator Jon Caime presented a capital improvement plan to County Council last evening, with information regarding financial needs of various departments for this year and into the future. He explained that by following a capital improvement plan the county should be able to avoid tax increases. He said, “This is an interesting journey we are about to begin.” Caime said the reshuffling of the budget, begun last year, with now make sense, supplemented with new information.

Capital needs in upcoming years will take millions, including repairs and restorations on facilities including the Historic Courthouse, road repairs, the solid waste program, emergency services and other county projects.

Caime also stressed the positive prospects of Laurens County, including parks, lakes and the arrival of new industry. He also spoke briefly of a possible need for a general fund bond, a capitol sales tax and other solutions in a brief overview last evening.