Clarendon County council met for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Nov. 13, 2023. After the approval of last October minutes and the current agenda, Linda Lemon presented service awards. Dontel Gaymon was awarded a certificate and a five year service pin for five years service as a deputy first class with Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department. Jason Thompson was also awarded a certificate and five year service pin for five years of service as a deputy first class with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department. Lastly, Shereka Williams received a certificate and a five year service pin for her service of five years as a sergeant with the Clarendon County Detention Center.
Next on the agenda was public comments. George Frierson gave a tribute to Veterans. Board appointments followed. Authorization to appoint Franklin D. Postell to the Clarendon County Planning Commission to serve a three year term representing District One. The authorization was passed unanimously.
Council approved the 2024 Holiday Observance closing schedule. The approved dates for which Clarendon County offices are to be closed for 2024 are as follows, January 1st, January 15th, February 19th, March 29th, May 27th, June 19th, July 4th, September 2nd, October 14th, November 11th, November 28th November 29th, December 24th, December 25th and December 26th.
Consideration of first reading of Ordinance 2023-07, an ordinance of the County Council of Clarendon County, South Carolina to amend ordinance 2018-11 also known as the 2018 Comprehensive Plan and to adopt the attached amendments identified as exhibit A in conformance with the requirements of section 6-29et.seq. code of laws of South Carolina; proving for severability and an effective date. An audio/visual presentation was given. Tabitha Hanna, Director of Planning and Zoning presented the information to Council. Clarendon County has seen some changes such as the consolidation of the school district, new subdivision, new industries among them Palmetto Yacht and Westinghouse Electric. Hanna also spoke on new projects such as the JC Britton Park new ball field and the projected library branches in Turbeville and Summerton. Council is set to hold a second reading on this at the December meeting.