Report From Laurens County Council Meeting Tuesday Evening

Tuesday evening before the Laurens County Council Meeting, The County Council Committee on Health, Welfare and Public Safety recommended that council approve the reappointment of John Young to the Laurens County Memorial Hospital Board, which council unanimously approved during their meeting.

The County Council committee on Parks, Recreation and Tourism requested council not take action at this time regarding a request by the Hickory Tavern Youth Association until more funds are raised by the association for their project.

Fire Director Greg Lindley updated council that his swift water crew was going to Columbia Wednesday with two boats, waiting for the storm to hit to help in rescue efforts if needed. There was a public hearing and third reading vote on Ordinance 850 amending Ordinance 425 on the private landfill fee increase from 75 cents to a dollar.  The vote to approve was unanimous.

There was also a public hearing and third reading on Ordinance 852, which was unanimously approved, which extends a 1998 FILOT agreement with BMW. County Attorney Sandy Cruickshanks explained to council that although BMW has no actual facility in the county, it has a large amount of equipment inside many Laurens County Industries worth a large amount of money, which qualifies them for this agreement.