Council Moves Meeting to Magnet School; No Discussion on LOST

FAIRFIELD – County Council announced this week that they will hold their regularly scheduled Sept. 9 meeting at the Fairfield Magnet School, 1647 Highway 321 Bypass N., at 6 p.m. According to the agenda, released Sept. 6, Sen. Creighton Coleman (D-17) will give a 30-minute presentation on a solid waste flow control bill pending in the Senate, and interim County Administrator Milton Pope will update Council on the proposed purchase of 1 acre of land off Road 99 in Blair to serve as a mini park.

There is no discussion slated for the Local Options Sales Tax (LOST) funds.

Council has consistently struggled in recent months to accommodate overflowing crowds during their meetings, with Council chambers and an adjacent anteroom both packed to capacity. While a motion to move all of Council’s meetings to a larger venue on a three-month trial basis was defeated at their Aug. 26 meeting, Council did approve relocating meetings on an as-needed basis. Council also voted Aug. 26 to hold their review of the LOST funds at a larger venue.