Kershaw County Council will honor former Chairman Steve S. Kelly Jr. today at 5 p.m., immediately before its regular 5:30 p.m. meeting.
As council did with former Chairman Austin Sheheen Jr. in January, council will unveil a portrait of Kelly in council chambers at the Kershaw County Government Center. Kelly served on council for 32 years including many years as chairman.
During the regular meeting, council will consider a fee-in-lieu-of taxes (FILOT) agreement and an inducement resolution between the county and Bethune Nonwovens (Suominen).
Council will take up the FILOT agreement by title only, meaning it will not get into specifics ahead of this first of three necessary votes to approve the agreement. However, a copy of the agreement attached to tonight’s agenda indicate Suominen anticipates investing at least $55 million into a proposed expansion to create at least 29 full-time jobs. Suominen announced in June 2015 it was investing at least $32 million to create at least 25 jobs.
Also on tonight’s agenda:
• Presentation of the final draft of VisionKershaw 2030.
• Public presentations by John Henderson of the S.C. Association of Counties and John Cushman of the S.C. Equine Center.
• First reading of an ordinance requiring permits for prior to individuals or groups soliciting funds from motorists.
• First reading of an ordinance to rezone a property from R-15 (residential) to B-2 (business) for the former Rebound Sports Bar location on U.S. 1 east of Elgin. According to information attached to tonight’s agenda, the owner hopes to repair the building, which was extensively damaged during October’s historic flooding and reopen it to commercial use.
• Council will consider a bid recommendation for a company to supply and install playground equipment at the Kershaw County Recreation Department’s offices on West DeKalb Street in Camden.
Tonight’s meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St., Camden, and is open to the public.