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Brendan: A SPECIAL SUMMERVILLE TOWN COUNCIL MEETING CALLED TODAY FOR A PREBUDGET WORK SHOP TO DISCUSS THE TOWN'S NEEDS.

COUNT ON 2 DORCHESTER COUNTY REPORTER STETSON MILLER IN SUMMERVILLE TO SHOW US WHAT THE TOWN COULD BE FUNDING NEXT YEAR.

Reporter: THE SUMMERVILLE PREBUDGET MEETING WAS HELD TODAY WHEN STAFF AND MEMBERS TELL WHAT THE TOWN IS LOOKING FOR IN THE 2020 BUDGET.

SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT COME WITH POTENTIAL NEW PROJECTS TOWN STAFF AND COUNCIL MEMBERS WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IN STORE AND DISCUSSED, AND A SNEAK PEEK OF WHAT COULD BE COMING TO SUMMERVILLE IN 2020.

MORE STORMWATER MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT OF TRAFFIC AND NEW PARKS ARE SOME OF THE ISSUES AND INITIATIVES IDENTIFIED BY SUMMERVILLE STAFF AND COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT THEY WANT THE TOWN TO WORK ON OVER THE NEXT YEAR.

THEY WERE PART OF THE DISCUSSION OF THE TOWN'S 2020 BUDGET TODAY AND MAY BE INCORPORATED INTO IT.

WELL IT DRAFTED THE BUDGET LIKELY WON'T BE CREATED UNTIL JULY OR AUGUST AND NO ACTION WAS TAKEN TODAY.

THE GOAL OF THIS PREBUDGET MEETING WAS TO BETTER INFORM STAFF AND TO GET COUNCIL INVOLVED IN THE BUDGET PROCESS SOONER THAN PREVIOUS YEARS AND UNDERSTAND THE TOWN'S NEEDS AND DISCUSS PRIORITIES.

WE WANT TO MAKE IT AS ORGANIZED AND AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE SO IT'S A REALLY GET WAY TO GET COUNCIL'S INPUT AND IDEAS AS WE MOVE ALONG.

Reporter: SOME COUNCIL MEMBERS SAY THEY WANT TO REDUCE TAXES IN THE COMING YEAR INCLUDING MAYOR WILY JOHNSON.

I REALLY DON'T WANT INCREASE IN THE MILITARY.

IN FACT I THINK WE CAN DECREASE IT MAYBE.

Reporter: THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF THE CRAFTION THE TOWN BUDGET.