Council gives Landrum Sports Association $3,000

Published 3:21 pm Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Landrum City Council recently awarded the Landrum Sports Association an extra $1,000.

In the past, the LSA has annually received $2,000 from the council, but this year council members donated $3,000 to the group, which has struggled to raise funds privately because of the economic recession, according to Landrum City Administrator Steve Wolochowicz.

We dont have a city recreation department because were just not big enough, said Wolochowicz. So, the Landrum Sports Association provides a service the city really cant afford to provide. If we can help them out, its good for all of us.

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The meeting also included an executive session to discuss issues surrounding the citys budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The budget must be approved by September, but Wolochowicz said he expects to give the council an initial look at the budget at its July meeting.

Ill be presenting it for discussion and, hopefully, a first reading, he said. I want to get it to them as early as possible.

The citys current operating budget is $1.75 million, but Wolochowicz said the proposed budget should be somewhat less because of the subtraction of several federal grants that were in play this past year.

He also said he will be attempting to keep the remaining budget in line with this years, despite 10-percent increases in insurance.

Other than the federal grants, the council has stated that they want personnel costs and other non-grant expenses to stay pretty much the same, Wolochowicz said.