Pelzer approves budget, water rate increase

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The Town of Pelzer recently approved first reading on the 2014-15 budget with projected revenues of $852,554. Projected expenditures are $807,331.

Town Administrator Skip Watkins said the budget reflects an increase in water and sewer fees of 50 cents per 1,000 gallons. Watkins said the increase is necessary to establish and maintain depreciation funds for the town’s water and sewer.

The budget also reflects a decrease in expenditures associated with operating a public pool. The town decided to close the Pelzer pool this summer due to financial limitations.

The Town of Pelzer will hold a public hearing and another reading on the budget at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8.