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City council to try 'all-in-one' meeting
Leaders to test combined work session/regular meeting
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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. While most of the Sept. 8 work session focused on the city’s proposed sports complex and whether it should be managed by the YMCA of Columbia, council spent a good 30 to 45 minutes at the beginning of the meeting discussing the benefits and drawbacks of work sessions, the financial consequences of recording them and whether to continue holding work sessions.

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