City of Goose Creek passes 2018 budget

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.

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