Funds to Cover Utilities to Serve New Industry

Laurens County Council this week approved releasing funds from the Hunter Industrial Park Account to the Laurens Commission of Public Works, for installation of utilities for two new industries in Hunter Park.

CPW General Manager John Young explained the project for County Council at their meeting Tuesday evening. NX55 John Young   “I think you’ve got in your packet there, the information regarding the funding request. This money will be used to install sewer lines – extend sewer lines in Hunter Industrial Park for the Muffin Mam Project and for the Truecore Project that’s up there.”

Those two projects cost about $243, 000 and $139,000. Due to the pressure of a deadline for the Muffin Mam project, John Young said that money has already been spent, and the funds from the Hunter Park account will reimburse the CPW for the expenditures.

Questioned by Council Member Joe Wood about the bidding process, John Young said that the company with the lowest bid was the one selected for this work.

County Administrator Jon Caime explained to council that the Hunter Park Fund is from FILOTS paid by businesses in Hunter, and it’s to be used for such improvements to that industrial park. The vote to approve was 7 to 0.