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Council to hear African American Cultural Center report

Posted: February 12, 2018 4:46 p.m.
Updated: February 13, 2018 1:00 a.m.

 

Camden City Council will hear a report on the pending opening of the African American Cultural Center from City Manager Mel Pearson during its meeting tonight. Council will also consider proclaiming February as African American Culture Month in the city.

The center will open Feb. 24 on the grounds of The Price House just off the corner of Broad and York streets, which will also be the site that day of The Price House Committee’s “Solicious” festival.

Later in the meeting, Pearson will also report on operations for the city’s new tennis center.

Also tonight, council will receive a presentation from Santee Wateree Regional Transportation Authority Executive Director Lottie Jones. Council will also recognize newly crowned Miss Camden 2018 Savannah Harvey and Miss Camden Teen 2018 Gracie Stockman.

In addition, tonight’s agenda includes:

• Consideration of a proclamation naming Feb. 18-25 as Camden Film Week.

• Consideration of second and final reading of an ordinance annexing 1 acre of property at 559 Sumter Hwy. (U.S. 521), located right at I-20 Exit 98 and assigning interim zoning of commercial mixed use.

• Consideration of a resolution authorizing the consumption of beer and wine at the Boykin Spaniel Society’s national meeting.

• Consideration of a resolution authorizing the consumption of beer and wine during the Equus Film Festival Tour Stop.

• Consideration of a resolution authorizing the consumption of beer and wine during Irish Fest.

• Consideration of approval of a Leader’s Legacy bench recognition for Aaron Hough.

• Discussion of a façade grant application approved on Feb. 5 for the old ABC store at 609 Rutledge St.

Tonight’s meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Camden City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St., Camden,

 

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