Aiken, S.C. -
Aiken officials began budget talks for the Public Services Department.
Two new positions in Buildings and Grounds, building upgrades and vehicle maintenance are just a few of the changes that Public Services Director Tim Coakley added to next year’s budget.Some of the changes also include LED lighting upgrades.Coakley said the department is watching how it spends on its fleet of vehicles.
"We’ve got some older fully depreciated pickup trucks that are still useful pieces of equipment, but we don’t want to spend any extra money maintaining them.So, we will run them until they have a major issue and then we’ll get rid of them," Coakley said.
Coakley added not much has changed with the budget, but it is still early in the process