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Government

  • County prepares bid requests for 3 libraries

    The bid packages to expand two county libraries and move a third one will be going out soon, and with construction costs exploding across the region, county leaders are unsure what to expect.
    A total of $8 million is set aside to pay for library improvements in Indian Land, Lancaster and Kershaw, but whether that will be enough for the proposed changes is anybody’s guess.
    “It’s where the rubber hits the road,” said Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.

  • It's Official 7-17-19

    Council Admin Committee to meet
    The Lancaster County Council Administration Committee will meet at 1 p.m. July 17 in the council conference room at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    IL fire district board to meet July 17
    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Board meets at 7 p.m. July 17 at the Indian Land Fire Station, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land. The agenda includes land for a southern substation, labor costs and the revised 2019-20 budget.

  • Fewer public hearings for zoning cases in county?

    Lancaster County Council will hear a proposal Monday, July 15, to amend the Unified Development Ordinance and stop holding public hearings on rezoning issues during council meetings.
    Currently, the ordinance requires two public hearings for rezonings – one at the monthly Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting and another at a County Council meeting.
    Planning staff recommended eliminating one of the hearings to make the review process more efficient, county Planning Director Rox Burhans said Thursday.

  • It's Official 7-10-19

    IL Service Center posts schedule
    Lancaster County departments are open at the Indian Land Service Center, 8451 Charlotte Highway, as follows:
    • Stormwater Department, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
    • Veterans Affairs, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, by appointment only; call (803) 283-2469 for an appointment.
    • Treasurer’s Office, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9 (second Tuesday each month), closed 1-2 p.m. for lunch

  • Stormwater engineer chronicles first year

    In the last year, the county’s stormwater management department has conducted monthly water-quality tests at 32 sites, inspected 54 sites and responded to 92 requests for service.
    It has conducted engineering reviews for 19 commercial projects and eight large subdivisions, and made water-quality presentations for schools, civic groups and homeowners associations.
    “Water is the original recycled product,” said Lancaster County Engineer Scott Edgar.

  • S.C. gas tax increases July 1

    from S.C. Department of Revenue
    South Carolina’s motor fuel user fee, which helps support road, bridge and infrastructure work in South Carolina, increases two cents per gallon beginning July 1. 
    The increase is part of the S.C. Infrastructure and Economic Development Reform Act passed by the General Assembly in 2017, which raises the fee by two cents each July until 2022 when it reaches 28 cents. 

  • It's Official 6-26-19

    Fire Commission meets June 27
    The Lancaster County Fire Commission meets at 7 p.m. June 27 at the Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place, Lancaster.
    VW Town Council meets July 1
    Van Wyck Town Council meets at 7 p.m. July 1 at the Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.

    Special Admin Committee meeting July 2

  • Council OKs $98.9M county budget

    After one last tweak June 10 to include some unexpected funding from the state, Lancaster County leaders officially adopted the 2019-20 fiscal budget by unanimously passing the final reading.
    The new budget is $98.9 million, which is $4.9 million more than the current budget of $94 million.
    Last week, council added $150,000 in additional revenue from the state’s Local Government Fund.

  • State switching to paper-based ballots

    Beginning Jan. 1, the state will switch to a paper-based ballot system that provides a paper trail for all elections.
    Officials announced June 10 that Election Systems and Software (ES&S) Express Vote of Nebraska has been awarded a $51 million contract to provide the state with a more secure voting system.
    It will replace the paperless system that’s been in place in the state since 2004.

  • It's Official 6-19-19

    IL GOP Women won’t meet in summer
    The Indian Land Republican Women will not meet through the summer.
    IL fire district board to meet June 19
    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Board meets at 7 p.m. June 19 at the Indian Land Fire Station, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land. The agenda includes land for a southern substation, labor costs and the revised 2019-20 budget.

    Administration Committee special meeting June 20