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Camden City Council passes $7 million utility bond
Will be used for electric undergrounding, traffic signal upgrades
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Camden Police Department D.A.R.E. Officer Karen DeVors (front, center) shows off her Knight of Honor plaque while being recognized by Camden City Council on Oct. 9 for having been one of six Midlands by Serve and Connect in September for their community policing efforts. With her are Sgt. Carl Smith (front, left), who was also nominated for the distinction; and Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford; along with (back, from left) council members Jeffrey Graham, Deborah Davis, Stephen Smith and Joanna Craig. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
During its October 9 meeting, Camden City Council passed first reading of an ordinance that, when passed on final second reading will allow the city to issue up to, but not exceeding, $7 million of combined public utility system improvement revenue bonds. The bond will cover a total of $6.701 million in electric and traffic signal improvements, including undergrounding, in specific spots in Camden. According to a work sheet distributed during the meeting, the largest share of funds -- $4.1 million -- will go toward placing electric lines underground in the Kirkwood community.