Toll Free: 1.888.761.6232 | Fax: 803.534.1165

Indian Bluff repairs approved

@OCDC_SC Tweets

View All Tweets

Media Contact

For media enquiries, please contact our corporate media office

Phone: (803)536-3333

Follow Us

On Twitter: @OCDC_SC
On LinkedIn:
On Facebook:

Indian Bluff repairs approved

Orangeburg County Council has approved spending $97,000 for repairs at the Indian Bluff Recreation Park in Vance.

During its meeting last week, council approved hiring Henley Construction out of Cheraw to repair two piers at the facility.

The damage was caused by Hurricane Matthew in October.

County Administrator Harold Young said about 75 to 80 percent of the money will be reimbursed from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

In other business:

• Council appointed Antonio Williams to the Orangeburg County Litter Control Department as a litter control officer.

“We need the citizens to know that you have to do your part and not put your trash on the side of the road because council has done a tremendous job of putting convenience sites within five miles of most individuals’ houses throughout the county,” Young said.

Councilman Johnny Ravenell suggested sending a stronger message through the judicial system.

“I know in the past, we have had the authorities to identify the problem and fine some individuals,” he said. “I think we need to send some more messages to put some more strain against the people who are doing this. Nine times out of ten, the people who are littering are the same ones who are doing it over and over again.”

• Council approved third reading of an ordinance rezoning five acres of property owned by Elizabeth Felder at the intersection of Binnicker Bridge Road and Bamberg Road from rural community to commercial general.

The property owner plans to place a boat dealership and sporting goods store on the land.

The parcel of land is located next to Wayne’s Auto.

• Council approved second reading of incentives for a company operating as Project Palmetto Plains. The company promises an investment of $85.5 million in mostly solar panels. No new jobs are promised.

• Council approved second reading of incentives for a company operating as Project Omega. The company promises an investment of $7 million and 28 new jobs.

• Council was presented the financial audit by Charlotte Allen, director of governmental audit with Webster Rogers, LLC.

“We do not expect any substantive changes as a result of any of these administrative items that need to take place,” Allen said.

• Clerk of Court Winnifa B. Clark, Coroner Samuetta Marshall and council members Ravenell, Harry Wimberly, Heyward Livingston and Janie Cooper-Smith took their oath of office.

• Johnnie Wright was re-elected council chair and Cooper-Smith was re-elected council vice chair.