Williamsburg County government shutdown looms as special council meeting planned for Tuesday

Williamsburg County government shutdown looms as special council meeting planned for Tuesday
A Williamsburg County government shutdown is looming as the county continues working to balance a budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. (Source: Gray News)

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A Williamsburg County government shutdown is looming as the county continues working to balance a budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

“Efforts to adopt the budget in recent days have been contentious!” read a statement by county officials."If no favorable resolution is achieved, County Government will have to be shut down until a favorable resolution is reached!"

There will be a special council meeting on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. for the reconsideration of the proposed operating budget.

Last week, the county attempted to balance the budget after it was rejected twice.

The county had until June 30 to submit a balanced budget.

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