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KCC adopts new commercial abatement rules, passes Project Seagull ordinances
Prestage Plaque
Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns (front, second from left) presents a special commemorative plaque to Prestage Farms CEO Ron Prestage on the occasion of passing third/final reading of an ordinance during Tuesday’s meeting authorizing a fee in lieu of taxes agreement paving the way for the construction of a $150 million turkey processing plant. With them are (front, from left) Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr., Zach Prestage, and (back) councilmen Tom Gardner, Russell Brazell, Ben Connell and Jimmy Jones. (Martin L. Cahn/C-I)
Following a rare middle-of-the-meeting executive session Tuesday evening, Kershaw County Council adopted a new commercial property abatement policy and then passed first readings, by title only, of two ordinances related to Kershaw Hospitality LLC/Project Seagull. All three votes were 5-1, with Councilman Jimmy Jones being the lone “no” vote each time.