The city of Camden will offer its second annual Citizens Planning College: Historic Preservation this spring. This course will be specifically on historic preservation. Classes will include a background of historic preservation and explanations of state and national preservation programs. Classes will discuss the Camden's design guidelines and how they are used by the city to advance historic preservation in Camden. The goal of this unique outreach program is to encourage a more informed debate about historic preservation and how it influences growth and development in the city.
Saturday marked Nick Ellis' first time overseeing the Carolina Cup as chief executive officer of the Carolina Cup Racing Association (CCRA). Ellis said the day proved to be a success despite threatening weather.
Camden City Council is officially agreeing to spring for the Wayfinding Signage project, which city staff wants to finish by the end of May. More specifically, council approved a resolution at its March 8 meeting committing funds to complete the project. The resolution approves up to $875,000, with the money coming completely from Hospitality Tax funds.
The city of Camden will get a technical assist from the National Park Service (NPS) for a park project already on the city's drawing board. In a press release, NPS recently announced the city has been selected to receive assistance from the NPS Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program.
Turnout was light, but enthusiasm high among the handful of concerned citizens who attended a special public meeting Monday night at Camden City Hall. City staff sought public input regarding the Sweet Gum Connector Trail, a new hiker/biker trail which will connect Scott Park on Battleship Road and Woodward Park near West DeKalb Street.
The S.C. Equine Park (SCEP) had a good year in 2015, showing a 20 percent increase in revenues generated over 2014. SCEP Vice Chairman John Cushman gave an update on the park during Camden City Council's Feb. 23 meeting.