Thursday, August 22, 2013
Town hall meeting informative for all
Close to 60 citizens attended a town hall meeting Aug. 13 at the Steel Shed in Jamestown.
The session featured Rep. Joe Jefferson, Sen. Yancey McGill, and Berkeley County Councilman Steve C. Davis. They spoke about the problems with the state budget and about the needs of the community.
The speakers expressed concern about healthcare availability, unemployment, and recreational needs in the area.
Other featured speakers included SCDOT engineeer Thomas Lewis, BCD Council of Governments’ Jamie Wood, TriCounty Link’s Barbara A Flynn, First Steps representative Adrienne Frazier, Anthony Phyall of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office; Virginia King of the Franklin C. Fetter Family Health Center; and Hercules Brown, Berkeley County Roads.
A host of topics were covered, and the officials promised to work with the community and with other elected officials. They stressed the need for the community to work together to put together requests/grants and have another town hall meeting in the near future.
Thanks to everyone who took part, and also to Jannie McConnell and Linder Snider Green for coordinating the meeting.
Most of you are aware that Martin Marietta has requested rezoning of 395 acres of land to Heavy Industrial at the quarry in Jamestown, also known as Georgetown II Quarry.
The scheduled meetings are as follows; please note that meetings are subject to change.
Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m., Berkeley County Council, First Reading (Public input allowed).
Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m., Concerned Citizens meeting at New Mt. Zion AME in Jamestown. Contact Rodind@homesc.com for more information.
Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m., Land Use Committee, Recommendation and Second Reading
Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m., Berkeley County Council, Second Reading (Public input allowed).
Oct 14 at 6:30 p.m., Land Use Committee, Recommendation and Third Reading
Oct 28 at 6:30 p.m., Berkeley County Council ,Public Hearing, Third Reading (Public input allowed).
Check the calendar at berkeleycountysc.gov for more information. All of the Land Use and Council Meetings are on Mondays and are held at the Assembly Room in Moncks Corner.
Happy August Birthday
Elder Sandy Wilson, Gail Lambert, Gloria Gadsden, Sierra Stewart, Brian James Pipkin, Sofie Ann Rogers, Billie Cumbee, Elbert Howard, Sadie Lambert, Michael L. Rodin, Pam Hawkins, Ginger Hamilton, Freedonia Hawkins and Chenita Kinlaw.
Happy August Anniversary
Calvin and Daisy Witherspoon (24th Anniversary); and Billie and Donna Cumbee.
Tammy Britt, Shenard Smalls, Lorrine Gaskins, George McCrackin, Sandy Wilson Jr., Evelyn Scott-Smalls, Lance Britt, Debra Gaskins, Ray Snider, Wilton Green, Ernest Foster (Margaret Maybank’s brother), Ila Shuler, Debbie Beauford, Christine Reames, Phillip and Debbie Rowland, Leon Bradshaw, Ausy McConnell, Lorenzo McConnell, Bernice Taylor, Flora Beauford, Cleecy Lewis, Diane Mazyck, Walter Taylor, Marvin Brunson and Shirley Smith. Please remember our sick community members, and our law enforcement and military, and their families.
Please send any information or news you would like shared in this column to Rodind@homesc.com or call 257-2880 by 7 p.m. on Wednesdays for inclusion in the following week’s paper.