As Council Considers Improvements, Planter Painting Plan Dies on Floor

WINNSBORO – Town Council voted on Tuesday evening to make several improvements to the town, including adding a street light to North Zion Street as requested by Councilman Jackie Wilkes. Councilman Danny Miller asked for some attention to the upkeep and maintenance of Fortune Springs Park. He said there’s erosion, broken sidewalks, deteriorating planters and other problems. Town Manager Don Wood said the Town Maintenance Department is currently making some improvements in the park with grant money, but that he would try to find out if more work is needed than what is planned.

Mayor Roger Gaddy presented Council with an estimate for painting the concrete planters on Congress Street. For the 26 planters, the cost would be approximately $2,500. Councilman Clyde Sanders said he felt that was too expensive and the issue died for lack of a motion.

Councilman Sanders made a short presentation on behalf of the Fairfield County Animal Shelter, saying it was in desperate need of foster homes for its animals.

“They are overcrowded over there and really need people in the community to help out by fostering pets,” Sanders said.

Wood mentioned that the Shelter would provide food for the pets if they could just find good homes, even on a temporary basis.

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