Greenville budget emphasizes street improvement, employee raises

Greenville’s city manager is expected to roll out next year’s fiscal budget at a meeting happening Monday evening.

Barbara Lipscomb says this year’s budget is worth $77 million and that’s with a tax rate reduced from 54 cents to 53 cents for every 100 dollars.
     
This budget puts an increased emphasis on street improvements and salary increases for employees. The mayor says these two components are necessary to keep Greenville competitive.

“We’ve been pushing this for the past year,” explained Mayor Allen Thomas, Greenville. “We expect there will be cost of living adjustments for our employees, which we’re very excited about, but we’re still pushing for modernization of our HR processes so that we can have appropriate merit pay for our employees.”

On Thursday, three agencies will present their budget to council. However, the final vote on the budget isn’t expected until June 11th.

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