GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - The City of Goose Creek Council has passed its 2018 budget.
It's nearly 22 and a half million dollars and homeowners can expect to pay on average $13.50 more on property taxes.
The hike happened because the state raised its retirement fund for employees.
Goose Creek mayor Michael Heitzler says it's taking half a millions dollars out of the general fund to help pay for it.
He added property taxes have been raised three times in the last 40 years.