Council OK’s Armory Assessment

WINNSBORO – Following a 90-minute executive session Feb. 5, Winnsboro Town Council voted unanimously to authorize DP3 Architectural Services to put together a proposal for renovations to the Old Armory. After the meeting, Mayor Roger Gaddy said the proposal would cost the Town approximately $9,600, and that what to do about the armory has been part of the Town’s long-range plan for some time.

The armory consistently requires repairs and upgrades every eight months to a year. Gaddy said the hope is that DP3 can put that house in order once and for all, while also expanding the potential use of the nearly 70-year-old building.

Council also approved the Town’s new employee handbook after the executive session, but took no action on the other legal matters discussed therein – a revised water contract with the City of Columbia and the Town’s separation from Red Clay Development and the fate of the Mt. Zion Institute building.

Council will meet again Feb. 19 at 6:15 p.m. in Town Hall.