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KCC to honor first responders for flood work
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Kershaw County Council will consider a pair of resolutions during its meeting tonight recognizing the Lugoff Swiftwater Rescue Team (LSRT) and Kershaw County first responders for their actions during October’s historic flood event.

The LSRT resolution will specifically mention Capt. Michael Stanfield, Lt. Eric Champe, Lt. Gavine Locklear and Engineer Tim Gillis for entering Twenty-Five Mile Creek to rescue a woman trapped atop a submerged car. The first responders resolution will thank more than 100 county employees from various departments who “banded together … to provide our citizens with over a thousand hours of work time above and beyond their normal abilities.”

Council will also hold a public hearing on and consider second reading of an ordinance authorizing the county to enter into a fee in lieu of taxes (FILOT) agreement with a company only known as “Project Aurora.” According to copies of the ordinance and FILOT agreement attached to tonight’s proposed agenda, “Project Aurora” plans to invest $80 million to “purchase additional machinery and equipment and to renovate, upgrade and add increased square footage to the company’s existing facilities within the county.” The ordinance states the company anticipates creating 20 new full-time equivalent jobs as part of the investment.

The ordinance also identified “Project Aurora” as a “private limited liability company, organized and existing under the laws of the county of Luxembourg.”

Also on tonight’s agenda:

• A presentation on the county’s most recent audit.

• An update on the Vision2030 Kershaw County project.

• A proclamation designating Hunger and Homeless Week in Kershaw County.

• Second reading of an ordinance which would rezone a piece of property in Cassatt for the development of a new Dollar General store.

• Appointments to the county’s employee grievance committee.

• Approval of qualifications for the county’s 2016-2026 Comprehensive Plan.

• Discussion of procedures for appointments to the Health Services District of Kershaw County Board of Trustees (the former KershawHealth Board of Trustees).

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