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Bluffton Town Council passed a $14.5-million budget on first reading Tuesday that includes no tax increases. It does include some new fees for services at the law enforcement center.
The budget is slated for second public hearing and final reading at town council's meeting on June 9. The fiscal year begins on July 1.
The general fund is valued at about $10.7 million, a 1.4 percent increase over last year.
The Capital Improvement Program budget is about $2.5 million, a decrease of 77 percent over last year. The decrease is primarily due to the completion of the $6.5 million law enforcement center.
The debt service fund is about $1.3 million.
Here are some budget highlights:
Fingerprinting will cost residents $15 while a non-residents will, pay $20.
A copy of a police report will cost $5. There is an addition charge of 25 cents for each page after three pages.
A copy of an accident report will cost $10.
Copies of subpoenas, police photographs and audio or video recordings will cost $20.