Proposed 2018 North Augusta budget increases property tax, sewer rates and Riverview Park memberships; calls for reinstatement of Hospitality Tax

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WJBF) – The proposed 2018 North Augusta budget is going before city leaders on Monday.

If passed, the budget will raise the tax rate on property by 3 mills and reinstate the Hospitality Tax.

City leaders proposed doubling the new Hospitality Tax to 2 percent.

Aiken County has increased the cost of sewage services, so rates are going up an extra 25 cents per thousand gallons.

Riverview Park fees will also be more expensive next year.

Monday is the second reading of the budget.

The third and final will go before council on Monday, November 20, 2017.

Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 to bring you the latest on this developing story. 


NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WJBF) – North Augusta residents may be cashing out more money to pay their property taxes and sewer services next year.

The 2018 proposed budget increases the tax rate on property to 70.50 mills and hikes up the rate on sewage an extra $0.25, per thousand gallons.

Riverview Park membership fees are also going up.

Currently the cost runs about $150 dollars annually per family.

City leaders have also recommended reinstating a 2 percent Hospitality Tax, which collects revenue from the sale of food and beverages.

The second reading of the proposed budget will go before city council on November 6, 2017.

Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 to bring you the latest on this developing story. 

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