County approves more water for Google expansion

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Maguro Enterprises LLC — also known as Google — requested and received more water for its previously announced expansion.

During a special meeting of Berkeley County Council, council unanimously gave full support behind an agreement allowing more water to the site. Maguro’s representative at the meeting, Colin Martin, would not disclose publicly how much water Google’s $600 million expansion needs.

“It’s just getting more,” Martin told The Independent.

The special meeting was held March 11 after council’s regular committee meetings. Here are some of the actions taken:

• The Human Resources and Purchasing Committee approved the new personnel manual, but has asked for a taskforce to study employee leave, which was not part of the approval.

• The Human Resources and Purchasing Committee approved a bid by CPPB for asphalt paving material.

• The Human Services Committee approved the purchase of a replacement vehicle for mosquito abatement. Two vehicles were damaged during the February ice storm, and the insurance company deemed that one of those was totaled, and paid the county about $13,000. Another $11,000 is needed to purchase a new vehicle, according to manager Jeff Cary. Cary added that FEMA funds may help with the purchase.


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