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Weldon repair budget explained at council meeting


Clarendon County Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on May 8. After approval of the agenda and the approval of minutes from the Apr. 10 meeting and the minutes from the budget workshop meeting from Apr. 25, Linda Lemon presented service awards. The first award was presented to Mark Justice for five years of dedicated service to the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department as a Sargent. The second service award was presented to Jonathan Coker III for five years of dedicated service to the county fire department, followed by Georgette Murray with 15 years of dedicated service as an Administrative Assistant with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department.

Public comments were opened at this time. Several citizens spoke on animal control laws, temporary road signs, county school district budget, tax fees, and the hospitality tax.

Ted Felder spoke on behalf of the Clarendon County Transportation Committee and requested $75,000 for street and road signs.The request was passed unanimously.

Lyden Anthony then presented the proposed fiscal year  2023-2024 budget. The request for increased funds for supplemental appropriation of solicitors office


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