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Editorial: Clean Community Commission

Posted: April 17, 2018 8:29 a.m.
Updated: April 17, 2018 1:00 a.m.

We are pleased to see the return of the Kershaw County Clean Community Commission.

Kershaw County Council voted unanimously to re-establish this citizen board -- but a truly interesting point to consider is they did this at the request of county citizens.

It is rare enough for volunteer groups, particular volunteer government boards and commissions, to receive much praise for their work. Yet, those boards and commissions serve important, even vital functions -- particularly at the local level -- in the smooth operation of local government.

Obviously, not everyone is going to like what some of these boards do -- anyone who has been at loggerheads with, say, a public body that has to handle land use responsibilities has probably felt frustration at times.

The Clean Community Commission, however, is a board with no enforcement or regulatory functions. Indeed, it has only one mission -- to find ways of improving and beautifying public property throughout the county. Past incarnations of the board accomplished quite a number of significant projects, all on shoestring budgets, largely through grit, creativity, elbow grease and ingenuity.

We salute all who volunteer, wherever and however they see fit to do it.

As for the CCC, we will be looking forward to seeing many interesting, creative, beautiful projects come to fruition.


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