For the first time ever, a tape recorder rolled and Camden's city clerk took notes during a Camden City Council work session Sept. 8. City Manager Kevin Bronson made the decision to do so following inquiries by Councilman Willard Polk and the Chronicle-Independent as to whether the city was violating the S.C. Freedom of Information Act by not recording work sessions.
The YMCA of Columbia's chief executive officer said 893 households would become members of a Camden Y in its first year of operation. YMCA CEO Bryan Madden gave that figure to Camden City Council during a lengthy work session Thursday afternoon. Madden's appearance coincided with a discussion of a proposed memorandum of understanding (link to PDF; includes city manager memo to council, letter from Madden to council and complete text of MOU) council is set to vote on Tuesday.
"The entire building moved under my feet. Things started moving faster then, and we made our way down to about the eighth or ninth floor when smoke and other stuff started filling up the stairwell." --Brad Bradham, Manhattan, Sept. 12, 2001.
Camden City Council is set to vote Tuesday on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the city and YMCA of Columbia to operate a proposed sports complex the city plans to build on the former site of Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy. The item appears on a proposed agenda for Tuesday's meeting obtained by the Chronicle-Independent Wednesday evening.
An examination of a 36-page petition opposing Camden City Council's proposal to use hospitality taxes to build a YMCA of Columbia-managed sports complex reveals that nearly half of those signing the petition live outside the city limits of Camden.
Camden City Councilman X. Willard Polk is getting something he's wanted for a few months now. Beginning Sept. 8, council will tape record its work sessions. There is also a possibility that formal minutes will be taken of those work sessions.
Camden City Council took another step forward on its path to build a possible YMCA of Columbia-run sports complex. On a split 3-1 vote, with Councilman Pat Partin absent and Councilman Willard Polk voting against, council authorized City Manager Kevin Bronson to enter negotiations with JHS Architecture of Columbia to design the complex.
The city of Camden can use proceeds from its hospitality tax to fund the construction of a proposed sports complex on the former grounds of Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy. That's the opinion of Margaret Pope, of Pope Zeigler Law Firm, who has often advised the city on the legal uses of public finances.
From Liz Gilland, city of Camden Urban Forester:
Slowly, but surely, Camden City Manager Kevin Bronson got his team together.
For a week, in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, a team from the Salkehatchie Summer Service worked to physically improve the homes of needy families in Clarendon County. With hammers and saws a group of 75 high school and college youth volunteers worked to improve the living conditions of 10 homes. Leading a team was Mayor Jeffrey Graham of Camden. Salkehatchie Summer Service is a program of the South Carolina Conference Board of Global Ministries and consists of a number of work camps for United Methodist Youth in South Carolina. Over 50 camps were established this year from May to August ...
Kershaw County Animal Control is working to capture three to five dogs believed to be responsible for killing several fawns in Camden's historic district.
You may have seen her appear in episodes of the hit television shows "True Blood" and "Mad Men," or even watched her guest appearances on "Glee" and "The Office."
Over the course of the past three to four months I have been asked numerous questions about the city of Camden's intent to build a new sports complex. While much of the discussion seems to be focused on the YMCA as a facility manager, I believe it is important to keep our eye on the primary goal of the recreation facility itself. Below are questions that I most often get asked:
Horses and history bring visitors to Camden, but there's another attraction that will revel in the spotlight come October.
Camden City Council will recognize the new Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen winners for 2015 during its meeting Tuesday evening. Council will honor 2015 Miss Camden Abigail Zvejnieks and 2015 Miss Camden Teen Olivia Loynes, as well as their platforms.
CSX Railroad will close the Broad Street railroad crossing in Dusty Bend for two weeks starting Monday in order to conduct repairs.
People packed into Camden's Mt. Moriah Baptist Church on Monday evening for the community's annual remembrance of the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The NAACP's Camden-Kershaw County branch sponsored the event, presided over by 1st Vice President Rev. Kenneth Carter.
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