Local non-profits weigh in on proposed Chatham County budget for 2020

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CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – It is budget time once again in Chatham County, and commissioners are debating how to spend millions of your tax dollars. 

Members of several non-profit groups are hoping to get more funding in the county’s budget for the next fiscal year.

Here are just a few of the projects that made the commission’s list: completion of construction at Memorial Stadium, complete the transfer of E-911 from Savannah to the county and finish plans and drawings for the new Chatham Emergency Management Agency facility that will be located at the airport.

There are dozens of local non-profit groups that have wish lists of their own.  They appealed to commissioners hoping to get funding or in some cases an increase in funding for their budget.

“We were notified a few weeks back that the proposed 2020 budget does not include any recommended funding for the Savannah Sports Council,” said Rob Wells with the Savannah Sports Council. “After being encouraged to apply for the grant, the sports council is disappointed to learn that no funds were earmarked towards our community initiatives.”

The next budget hearing will be held in two weeks on June 28. The commission is scheduled to vote on the budget during that meeting.

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