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City council to hold public hearing on $4 million bond
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Camden City Council will use part of its meeting Tuesday evening to hold a public hearing to gather public input on an ordinance it is considering that would allow the city to issue a no more than $4 million bond. A copy of Tuesday’s agenda did not state the purpose would be for the $4 million. City Manager Mel Pearson was unavailable to answer questions by deadline Friday.

Several special presentations are slated for Tuesday night’s agenda, including one by Camden Historic Foundation Board member Bob Giangiorgi and Chad Long, an archaeologist with the S.C. Department of Transportation. Giangiorgi and Long will update council on the results of an archeological dig performed earlier this year at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

In addition, there will be presentations by Kristin Cobb, executive director of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County; and Dennis Stuber, a member of Kershaw County Citizens for Children, a group supporting the Kershaw County School District’s $130 million and 1-cent sales tax referenda.

Also Tuesday, council will:

• recognize the city water plant’s S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control Area-Wide Optimization Program award;

• consider proclaiming Oct. 26 - Nov. 1 as Environmental Systems Operators Week;

• consider proclaiming Nov. 7 as Arbor Day, which will be celebrated that day at the National Steeplechase Museum in honor of Geraldine McBryde for her volunteer efforts in beautifying and maintaining the entrances to the Kirkover Hills subdivision;

• consider first reading of an ordinance repealing the city’s local ban on using mobile devices while driving since there is now a state-wide ban in place; and

• consider a façade grant application from Nicholas Caraminas for the front entrance of Sweet Lili’s Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt shop on Broad Street.

Tuesday’s meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. There will be no afternoon work session.