The County Council passed on first reading of the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Ordinance May 23. Council approved the $142.1 million Budget. With a vote of 9 in favor with 2 members not present.

“The FY23 budget results from a year-long process, two public workshops, and hard staff work from our Finance division,” said Eric Greenway, Beaufort County Administrator. “We worked diligently to present a budget that improves our services to county residents, anticipates the continued population growth, and is the best use of tax dollars.”

The second reading and public hearing of the FY23 Budget Ordinance will occur at the June 13 council meeting. The final reading will be at the June 27 council meeting held at the Hilton Head Library.

The proposed Budget can be found at beaufortcountysc.gov/budget.

This summer, the county is launching for the first time an interactive digital budget book that will allow taxpayers to easily review department budgets.

To watch a replay of this meeting, find The County Channel on Comcast channel 2, Hargray channels 9 and 113, and Spectrum channel 1304. Viewers can also watch programming live and on-demand at The County Channel’s website at beaufortcountysc.gov/the-county-channel.