A major budget battle is still looming when it comes to money for the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office
As we first reported the Sheriff’s Office requesting 680 thousand dollars for deputy raises.
During last year’s budget session the Sheriff requested two point four million dollars for raises but only one point seven million was approved.
but city leaders said they would review the request in the 2019 budget…
But the Sheriff’s request is not included in the Administrators recommendations.
“I have had conversations with him about latest discussion with regards to additional raises for staff but we’ve talked about equipment that’s the conversation the Sheriff and I were engaged in and I look forward to engaging him as to wear we are,” said Mayor Hardie Davis.
The City administrator confirms the Sheriff’s raises are not included in her 2019 budget recommendations but says the city financial team is planning to meet with Sheriff Roundtree to discuss it.
Adding the budget does include a cost of living increase for all employees that would also impact the Sheriff’s Office.