Wiseman Picked as Penny Tax Rep.

Bill Wiseman

BLYTHEWOOD – Tuesday evening, a subcommittee appointed by Blythewood Town Council selected William (Bill) Wiseman to represent Blythewood on Richland County’s proposed 15-member Penny Tax oversight committee. Wiseman was chosen from a field of three finalists that included Malcolm Gordge of Ashley Oaks and Sean King of Lake Ashley. Town Council will confirm Wiseman’s selection before recommending his appointment to County Council. The 13-member committee is to be seated by Jan. 31.

Wiseman, an engineer, is currently Managing Principal with Cumming where he is responsible for overall guidance, direction and leadership for the company.

The Penny Tax committee will provide oversight to Richland County Council in carrying out a $1.07 billion improvement program over 20 years to fund roads, bus routes, trails and bike paths in the County. The initial expenditure will be about $450 million. Wiseman will serve a four-year term on the committee and will report back to Town Council and the community on a regular schedule.

Wiseman, who has 30 years in the building profession, said he applied for the appointment out of a desire to give back to the community. “I think my skill sets and experience will be of benefit in this area,” Wiseman told the subcommittee. The vote to appoint him was unanimous.