Scott County

Georgetown looks at tax hikes, Sunday alcohol

GEORGETOWN — Facing a $2.6 million budget deficit with no reserve funds, the Georgetown City Council reviewed several cost-cutting measures Monday night and plans to discuss ways to generate revenue during its next meeting.

The council had the first reading on an ordinance that eliminates this year's holiday pay for city employees on Good Friday and Memorial Day, which would save about $44,500. There was also a first reading on ordinances to reduce funds to non-profit organizations and to agencies shared with the Scott County Fiscal Court, such as ambulance services and parks and recreation.

During the next meeting, scheduled for Feb. 23, the council will hold a first reading on an ordinance to permit Sunday alcohol sales. Council members will also discuss possible tax increases.