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KCC to honor Austin Sheheen Jr. today
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Kershaw County Council will hold a special called meeting at 5 p.m. today, immediately before this evening’s regular meeting, to honor former Chairman Austin M. Sheheen Jr. Sheheen is one of two former chairmen to serve on council for more than 20 years. He was first elected to council in January 1967 and served as chairman from January 1975 to December 1990.

In the coming weeks, council will also honor former Chairman Steve Kelly Jr.

During the regular meeting, council will consider a pair of resolutions Tuesday evening extending existing agreements with Waste Management of South Carolina Inc. to collect and transport the county’s solid waste and with Richland County for the disposal of the waste. The county entered into both agreements in 1997.

The first resolution would extend the agreement with Waste Management for an additional year from July 1 of this year to June 30, 2017. The price per haul would increase from $120 to $142 for compacter hauls; each open top container haul would increase from $110 per haul to $126 per haul.

The second resolution would extend the agreement to dispose of the solid waste at the Richland County Landfill for an additional four years through June 30, 2020. Per ton rates would increase at a rate of 2 percent each year. Starting July 1 of this year, the per ton rate would increase to $24.21. In July 2017, it would rise to $24.69 per ton, then to $25.18 per ton in July 2018 and $25.68 per ton in July 2019.

In other business, council will:

• hear a public presentation from Dr. Walt Collins of the University of South Carolina-Lancaster;

 • consider a recommendation to contract with Zuercher Technologies LLC for the consolidation of all public safety software to facilitate data sharing; and

• discuss vacancies on the Kershaw County Housing Authority board.

Today’s meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Kershaw County Government Building, 515 Walnut St. in Camden, and is open to the public.