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Black River Road study, opioid litigation before KCC

Posted: March 12, 2018 4:49 p.m.
Updated: March 13, 2018 1:00 a.m.
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Kershaw County Council will look at a variety of topic during tonight’s meeting in the County Government Center.

Council will consider adopting recommendations put forth in the recently completed Black River Road Corridor Study. The study, which took an in-depth look at growth and future traffic trends in the area between Doc Humphries Road and Exit 98/I-20, also came up with lists of short and long term recommendations for mitigating and managing traffic in the area. The study was presented during council’s Jan. 23 meeting; council will discuss and consider the recommendations tonight.

Council will also consider entering an agreement to retain special counsel to assist with ongoing litigation between states, counties and municipalities, and major pharmaceutical corporations, which is occurring in response to the nationwide opioid crisis. Basically, the agreement calls for council to retain the law firms of Savage Royall & Sheheen LLP and New York-based Marc J. Bern and Partners LLP in ongoing litigation against major pharmaceutical companies. The law firms will not charge any fees unless a recovery or settlement is obtained; all payment to the law firms will be from any funds recovered in this litigation.

Council will consider first reading of an ordinance re-establishing the Clean Community Commission. Council will hold a public hearing regarding proposed updates to the comprehensive plan as well as hear a presentation from Dr. Walt Collins regarding an update on the University of South Carolina, Lancaster.

Kershaw County Council meets at 5:30 p.m. today in the County Government Center, 515 Walnut St., Camden. Meetings are open to the public.

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