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Camden African-American tour, brochure coming

Posted: February 21, 2014 4:20 p.m.
Updated: February 24, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Work is continuing on an African-American tour and brochure for Camden. Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson will report to Camden City Council during its work session Tuesday afternoon about progress on the project. Richardson is one of three members of a recently formed African-American History Committee composed of Clifton W. Anderson and Dr. Ernestyne Adams.

According to a memorandum attached to Tuesday’s work session agenda from Richardson to Camden City Manager Mel Pearson, the committee has determined a projected tour area and a “period of significance” concerning African-American residential and commercial construction. She said it may be another year before all of the committee’s research is completed in order to produce a tour and brochure.

Ultimately, she said in the memo, the end result should be a full fold-out brochure similar to one already produced by the city of Camden that focuses on the Revolutionary War.

Also during Tuesday’s work session, council will receive:

• an invitation from Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan to a joint district/county meeting concerning shared facilities at Central Carolina Technical College;

• information about work at the National Steeplechase Museum from Executive Director Hope Cooper;

• the Camden Police Department’s (CPD) annual statistical summary;

• an update on the city’s residential recycling pilot program; and

• an update on the closure of the second of two lagoons at Camden’s wastewater treatment plant.

Council will also move into executive session during the work session to discuss an undisclosed personnel matter.

Later Tuesday evening, council will take up several matters during its regular meeting. In addition to second and final readings of ordinances amending Chapter 152 of the city code and authorizing the receipt of easements along Commerce Alley, council will consider first reading of an ordinance adopting a five-year update to the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

Council will also consider a resolution ratifying a mutual aid agreement between the CPD and the Lexington Police Department and Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department.

Members will also confer special recognition to Kimbrell’s Furniture for exterior and interior renovations made to its Camden store.

Council’s work session will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday; the regular meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. 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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