6/24/2014 1:28:00 PM Mayor talks budget with Golden K Kiwanis
Brenda Harrison Editor
Mayor Stephen Wukela lightened the mood by telling a joke before giving the Florence Golden K Kiwanis Club an in depth talk about Florence’s budget. Club chairman of programs and meetings, Bill Bradham recruited Mayor Wukela to speak on the matter. “The budget is a local interest,” says Bradham. Mayor Wukela assured club members that the budget is flat with no new expenditures. According to Wukela, a little over $1 million was cut out in order to keep the budget flat. “It’s better to assume the worst and come out ok,” says Mayor Wukela. Two projects that this year’s budget will fund are two parking garages. One will be off Cheves St. near Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center.
Mayor Wukela also discussed some other projects that will improve the appearance of some areas in and near downtown Florence. Chairman Bradham was satisfied with the information that Mayor Wukela presented to the club. “I thought he gave us a very informative talk. I think Mayor Wukela is good for Florence and for the people of Florence,” says Bradham. The members of the Golden K Kiwanis are on board with the changes that will soon be made to the Florence community, but they appreciate all that Florence currently has to offer as well. “I don’t know of another small town that has all of the amenities as Florence,” said club president, Dr. Bob Youngblood.
Members of the club work throughout the year to help different organizations in Florence and around the world. The club meets every Tuesday morning at the Venus Pancake House where they welcome a speaker and discuss the club’s agenda for current and future projects. Anyone is invited to join and help serve the Florence community. For more information about the club, please contact Bill Bradham at 843-662-0815, or attend a meeting any Tuesday at the Venus Pancake House.