Kershaw County Council will take up second reading of an ordinance tonight which, if passed on a later third and final reading, would create a joint industrial/business park with Chesterfield County. Any tax revenues collected by Kershaw County from operations in the park would fund "improvements, operating and maintenance expenses" at Woodward Field. The field serves as the county's airport.
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied a request from Duke Energy to extend its recently acquired 40-year license to control the Catawba River by an additional 10 years. FERC's order, published Monday, keeps Duke's license at the 40-year mark instead of 50, as the power company requested. Duke Energy controls the Catawba River chain, which includes the Wateree River down to Kershaw County's dam on Lake Wateree.
Kershaw County Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution which would allow Kershaw County to collaborate with the South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) to collect debts from residents of Kershaw County. The vote came during council's June 28 meeting.
Summer camps and classes at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County for children and adults will begin in July. The first registration deadline is June 30. All camps will take place on the FAC campus, at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 803-425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. During day-long camps, kids are required to bring their own lunches. The FAC will provide a drink. This summer's programs include:
WeylChem U.S. is appealing Kershaw County's issuance of a new pretreatment permit and two administrative compliance orders regarding discharge violations at the county's wastewater treatment plant. Kershaw County Council will use part its meeting today to craft an appeals process and then set dates to hear WeylChem's appeals.
Kershaw County Fire Service and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) firefighters recently showed their countywide support for the S.C. Firefighter's Foundation (SCFF) by presenting checks to the foundation's chairman.
Although an increase in funding from Kershaw County is helping to keep a transitional housing program open, the Kershaw County Housing Authority (KCHA) is facing obstacles due to a lack of federal funding.