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Special Called Meeting, Budget Workshop Scheduled for City Council

Daniel Prince

Meetings will be held at Main Street Junction

Union City Council begins work on the 2022-2023 fiscal year budget this afternoon. Prior to that, they will hold a special called meeting at 3 p.m. at Main Street Junction, located at 107 East Main Street. At the meeting, they will hold second reading on two ordinances. The first is appropriating monies from the general fund to pay for three new Chevy Tahoes that have become available for the Union Public Safety Department. The total cost is $170,800. The second ordinance is to transfer monies within the City of Union. $15,260 is to be transferred from the solid waste fund to the Street Department to purchase 200 garbage carts that have become available. With both of these purchases, the respective departments will not make further requests for these items during the coming budget cycle.

After the special meeting adjourns, the budget work session will begin. Finance Director Laura Hembree will give an overview of the budget. From 4-6, outside agencies will begin to make their requests, starting with entities not requesting funding from hospitality and accommodations money, such as the Union County Chamber of Commerce, Union County Development Board, C4 Services, Union County YMCA, Union County Carnegie Library, United Way of the Piedmont, and Union County 4-H. After that, entities requesting hospitality and accommodations money will present, starting with the Union County Livestock Show, and the Olde English District. A dinner break is planned from 6:15-6:45, followed by presentations by Piedmont Physic Garden, Antique Farm & Equipment Show, Union County Tourism, Union County Historical Society, Union County Arts Council, Union County Coon Hunters, Union County Fair, and Robin Hood Group. The work session will then end for the day and resume again Wednesday at 3 p.m.

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