Operating and Capital Budget

Fiscal Year July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006

County Council

Jennifer Willis, Council Chairman, Council District 5
G. Neil Smith, Vice Chairman, Council District 4
Dr. James B. London, Council District 1
C. Roy Collins, Council District 2
Tom E. Ponder, Council District 6
Ben L. Trotter, Council District 3

Interim Administrator

Ralph E. Guarino Jr.

Assistant County Administrator

Lynn Fisher

Clerk to Council

Donna F. Owen

Finance Director

Ralph E. Guarino Jr.

The Government Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presented a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to Pickens County, South Carolina, for its annual budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005. In order to receive this award, a government unit must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan, and as a communications device.

This award is valid for a period of one year only. We believe our current budget continues to conform to program requirements, and we are submitting it to GFOA to determine its eligibility for another award.

Table of Contents

Public Review

List of Maps
Council Districts
Voting Precincts
Public Libraries
Recycling Stations
Elementary Schools
Middle Schools
High Schools
Rural Fire Districts

Community Profile
A Brief History of Pickens County
Community Profile
Economic Characteristics
Education, Public Safety, Public Works Statistics

Budget Summary
Budget Process
Organizational Chart
Budget Calendar
Elected Officials and Administrative Staff
Transmittal Letter
Budget Ordinance No 357
Property Valuation Process
Financial Policy

Financial Summary
Summary of Estimated Revenues and Expenditures
Summary of all Funds
Comparison of Authorized Positions

General Fund
Summary of Revenues and Expenditures
Revenues by Category
Estimated Revenue
Expenditures by Function and Category
Estimated Expenditures

Administrative and Finance
County Council
Human Resources

Judicial Services
Clerk of Court
Probate Court
Magistrate Court
State Solicitor
Legislative Delegation

Economic Development
Economic Development

Public Safety
Building Codes
Sheriff’s office
Emergency Management
Prison Camp
Emergency Medical Services

General Services
Registration & Elections
Building Maintenance
Vehicle Maintenance
Information Systems

Health & Welfare
Animal Control
Storm Water Management
Veterans Affairs

Public Works
Roads and Bridges
Solid Waste
Environmental Services

Park and Recreation
Cultural Commission
Mile Creek Park

Register of Deeds
Delinquent Tax
Tax Assessor

Debt Service Fund
Debt Service
Debt Structure

Special Revenue Funds
Summary of Revenues and Expenditures
Tri-County Technical College
Victim Advocate
Emergency Telephone System
Rural Fire District
Accommodation Tax
Accommodation Fee
Road Maintenance Fee
Public Safety Vehicle Replacement

Enterprise Funds
Public Service Commission

Positions by Department