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City Council to consider funding for business

Posted: April 7, 2013 12:30 p.m.
Updated: April 8, 2013 5:00 a.m.

City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The agenda for the meeting includes a presentation from the Carolina Motorsports Park regarding their submission of a list of funding proposals for staff to consider. The proposal includes the 2014 Rotax Grand National Kart Race for consideration in the fiscal year 2013-14 budget. The request is for $24,000 to cover track rental and corner worker fees. This kart racing series proposed would occur in August for five days with an estimated 300 competitors. The proposal also includes economic impacts that the race would bring. Council will also give special recognition to the City of Camden Water Treatment Plant for receiving the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Facility Excellence Award at the South Carolina Environmental Conference on March 12. This is the second year in a row the City of Camden Water Treatment Plant has received this award. Council will also give special recognition to J.R. Scott of the Camden Police Department. Also on council’s agenda is:

• A proclamation to proclaim the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month;

• A proclamation to proclaim the week of April 21-27, 2013 as KershawHealth Centennial Week;

• Council to consider a resolution encouraging equal opportunity housing and proclaiming April as Fair Housing Month;

• Council to consider a resolution authorizing consumption of beer and wine at the KershawHealth Centennial.

Prior to the regular meeting on Tuesday, Camden City Council will discuss the city’s budget for the fiscal year 2013-14 during its work session at 4 p.m. Council will review the final budget revenue and budget requests for the Local Source Revenue Fund. They will also review the Community Grant requests they have received. Council has received $174,000 in requests and have $141,000 available for funding.

Council will also discuss the Local Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee Membership for 2013. The committee is made up of seven members, a majority of members from the hospitality industry of which at least two must be from the lodging industry and one member to represent the cultural organizations. Katherine Brown of Bloomsbury Inn Bed and Breakfast resigned from the Committee earlier this year therefore a representative of the lodging sector of the Hospitality Industry must be selected to replace her. Council is asked for approval for the staff to select someone for the vacant slot.

Also on the agenda for Tuesday afternoon’s work session:

• A construction update on the Wastewater Treatment Plant by Sam Davis and Tom Couch;

• Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd’s report on Carolina Cup security;

• Reminder and information regarding the State of South Carolina Ethic Commission Reports

Both meetings will be held on the second floor of Camden City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St., and are open to the public.

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