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City of Camden to receive 31st Tree City USA award tonight
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The city of Camden will receive its 31st consecutive Tree City USA award during tonight’s Camden City Council meeting at Camden City Hall. S.C. Forestry Commission Regional Urban Forester Lois Edwards will make the presentation, which should include a plaque and banner the city can display during the coming year.

Also on tonight’s agenda:

• a special presentation by Downtown Camden Main Street Program Director Kat Spadacenta;

• consideration of second reading of an ordinance amending Title XIII, Chapter 130 of the city’s code of ordinances, covering “Offenses Against Public Peace and Safety” dealing with aiding and abetting crimes, resisting or interfering with municipal officers, disorderly conduct, begging, loitering, and false fire alarms;

• consideration of second reading of two ordinances assigning final zoning classifications to property at 921 and 817 John G. Richards Road;

• consideration of second reading of an ordinance assigning final a zoning classification to property at 2209 and 2235 West DeKalb St. (River Oaks Shopping Center);

• consideration of a resolution to authorize the consumption of beer and wine at the upcoming Irish Fest; and

• consideration of the appointment of former Camden Economic Development Director Wade Luther to the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission, with a term to expire on Aug. 31, 2022.

Council will also enter executive session for a legal briefing related to the discussion of contractual matters. It was not clear if council would take a public vote after returning to open session.

Tonight’s meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Camden City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St., and is open to the public.