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It's Official 10-4-17

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A weekly listing of local government and political news and events

County Planning Commission meets

The Lancaster County Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

County Fire Commission meets

The Lancaster County Fire Commission meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place, Lancaster.

County Democratic Party meets Oct. 5

The Lancaster County Democratic Party meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster. Dr. David Keely will make a presentation on single-payer health care. All are welcome. For details, visit www.lascdemocrats.org or email county chairman Keith Grey at keithgreysr@gmail.com.

County Council meets Oct. 9

The Lancaster County Council meets at 6 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster. To see the meeting agenda, visit www.mylancastersc.org. For details, call (803) 285-1565.

Council committees will meet Oct. 10

Lancaster County Council committees meet Oct. 10 in the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster, as follows:  

- Infrastructure and Regulation Committee, 3 p.m., council conference room

- The Public Safety Committee meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. in the council conference room ha been canceled. It will meet again Nov. 14.

To add your government or political group’s events to this listing, email it to cgnews@thelancasternews.com or fax it to (803) 283-8969.

County historical group meets Oct. 10

The Lancaster County Historical Commission meets at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the historic courthouse, 100 N. Main St., Lancaster.

Joint recreation commission meets

The Lancaster County Joint Recreation Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

Norman tele-town hall meeting Oct. 10

District 5 Congressman Ralph Norman will hold his first Tele-Town Hall Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. It will provide an update on recent issues in Washington. For details or to RSVP, call (202) 225-5501 or visit norman.house.gov/constituent-services/tele-townhall-sign-up.htm.

 

County Health Commission meets

The Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission meets at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Lancaster Council on Aging, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

Siren tests around nuclear station

Duke Energy and county officials will test outdoor warning sirens around Catawba Nuclear Station about 11:50 a.m. Oct. 11. The 89 sirens within 10 miles of the nuclear station will be tested for three minutes to make sure each works properly. Hearing those sirens being tested does not mean to evacuate. For details, visit duke-energy.com.

Admin Committee meets Oct. 12

The Lancaster County Council’s Administration Committee meets at  6 p.m. Oct. 12 in council chambers in the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

Board of zoning appeals meets

The Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

Van Wyck candidates forum Oct. 12

The Van Wyck Community Development Club will sponsor a forum for the Town of Van Wyck candidates running for the four empty council seats and for mayor at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck, with a meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. Questions will be accepted in writing one hour before the forum starts.

 

PV fire district board meets

The Pleasant Valley Fire Protection District Commission meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department, 9370 Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land.

IL fire district board to meet

The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.

Mental Health Board to meet Oct. 18

The Catawba Community Mental Health Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Catawba CMHC Lancaster Clinic, 1906 Highway 521 Bypass South, Lancaster.

Community relations commission meets

The Lancaster County Community Relations Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

County school board moved to Oct. 24

The Lancaster County school board meeting, originally set for Oct. 17, has been moved to Oct. 24. The board meets at 7 p.m. in the district office, 300 S. Catawba St., Lancaster. For details or to sign up in advance to speak during open session, call (803) 286-6972.

A reception welcoming the district’s new superintendent, Dr. Jonathan Phipps, will precede the board meeting that night.

CCA offers help with energy bills

The Lancaster County office of Carolina Community Actions Inc. is taking applications to help low-income families with home energy bills and other programs and services. Family households must be income-eligible and provide supporting documents to qualify. Apply 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday at 101 Wylie St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-2034.

Senior rental help available

The Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging administers an emergency rental assistance program for seniors funded through the S.C. Finance and Development Authority.

The program provides short-term help to low-income seniors ages 60 and older. It provides money for rent, which is sent to the property owner or landlord.

For details, call Pam Grant at (800) 868-9095 or email grantp@aging.sc.gov.

Recover lost property from sheriff’s office

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office advertises found property on its website, www.lacoso.net. A list of the property, which has been recovered by deputies and placed into evidence for safekeeping, can be seen in the news section of the sheriff’s office website.

Rightful owners can contact the evidence and property unit at (803) 313-2102 to describe the item and claim ownership. The sheriff’s office is allowed by state law to dispose of the property after a 90-day period, after exhausting all reasonable efforts to find the legal owner.

DAV posts schedule for van to Columbia

The Disabled American Veterans van travels from Lancaster County to Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and to Rock Hill on Fridays for scheduled doctor appointments. For details, call (803) 283-2469.

 


To add your government or political group’s events to this listing, send it to Carolina Gateway, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721; email it to cgnews@thelancasternews.com or fax it to (803) 283-8969.