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Update on County Council 2/8/2021

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The regularly scheduled February meeting of the Clarendon County Council began as usual with introductory remarks, an invocation, the pledge of allegiance, and approval of the agenda as well as January’s minutes. 

Following this, the Council moved to item 6, a Proclomation for Reverend O’Donald Dingle by Preston Stukes.

Council then appointed John Louden (Jack) Furse to the Clarendon Behavioral Health Services Board and heard a request from County Administrator David Epperson to approve a 1% Cost of Living increase effective March 1, 2021. 

Council then moved on to two requests from the Clarendon County Transportation Committee for money in the amount of $10,000.00 and $2,500.00 to purchase signage and associated materials, as well as Purple Heart Signs that we be placed in the upcoming months. 

Council then had the third and final reading of Ordinance 2020-10 which authorized the transfer of property from Clarendon County to the City of Manning.

Council also read Ordinance 2021-01 for the second time. This ordinance authorizes a credit agreement that will provide a special source of revenue credit to an unnamed business that plans to establish a base in Clarendon. For the time being, this business is only being known as “Project Sunshine II.” More details are sure to come to light as the project approaches fruition. For now, council has many reasons for keeping it under lock and key.

Council then had the first reading of Ordinance 2021-02, which is another infrastructure credit agreement between council and a business who is operating under the moniker “Project Mobile I.” as with Project Sunshine II, further details about the company may jeopardize it’s standing with Clarendon County. 

From here, council heard finacial, administrative, and chairman’s reports before adjourning for the evening. 

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