When Kershaw County Council meets tonight, it will consider authorizing an application to the S.C. Water Quality Revolving Fund Authority for an up to $650,000 loan. The loan, according to a copy of tonight’s agenda, would be used to pay for the construction of a new administrative/laboratory building at the county’s wastewater treatment plant in Lugoff.
Council will also consider first reading -- by title only -- of an ordinance authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental agreement between the county and the city of Camden. The intergovernmental agreement is listed as “East Camden Sewer.”
Also tonight, council will continue a discussion it began two weeks ago to determine the method by which it will make appointments to the Health Services District of Kershaw County Board of Trustees (formerly the KershawHealth Board of Trustees). In recent years, council singled out nominees to the board for an additional step in the process by requiring them to be interviewed at council meetings. County Attorney Ken DuBose advised council at its last meeting it would need to reauthorize the modified process, otherwise it would need to revert to the process it uses for all other boards and commissions.
If reauthorized, the interviews would only be required for two of three available seats on the health services district board to fill expired terms of Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom and Bobby Jones. A third seat, vacated by Paul Napper in February, would not qualify because the board itself nominated Shannon West to fill the vacancy.
In other business tonight, council will:
• hear a public presentation on traffic safety trends from Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Meyers;
• consider third and final reading of an ordinance rezoning property on U.S. 1 in Cassatt in order to facilitate the construction of a Dollar General store;
• discuss its December meeting schedule; and
• discuss the Local Government Fund.
Tonight’s meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St., in Camden, and is open to the public.