Baggy Pants Law Gets First Reading

WINNSBORO – At its Tuesday evening meeting, Town Council held first reading of the ‘Baggy Pants’ Ordinance No. 080514 with no comment or discussion. Mayor Roger Gaddy said second reading and a public hearing will be held at the next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 29.

In other business, Council approved capital expenditures of $140,000 for a new garbage truck for the Streets and Sanitation Department and up to $25,000 for a dump truck with a wood chipper. Council also approved an application for a $140,000 USDA Rural Development Communities Facilities grant for the purchase of the new garbage truck. The truck will be financed through two sources: 55 percent (or $77,000) of the $140,000 matching grant and the balance financed by the Town of Winnsboro’s General Fund Unappropriated Investment Account.

Council also awarded a $31,350 contract to Site Concepts, LLC of Lugoff, to run a waterline down McCorkle Road, and tabled a request from the Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation for a donation to its annual BBQ, Bluegrass & Blue Jeans fundraiser in October, agreeing to take it up closer to the event.

Council finished the meeting with an executive session to discuss a contractual matter concerning an electricity contract with Project USA and legal and contractual matters concerning its water contract with the Town of Blythewood. Council also discussed a potential legal battle over water that was promised in 2008 to Sycamore Development, LLC, when it proposed to develop property on Rimer Pond Road in Blythewood (see “Winnsboro seeks resolution with Blythewood developer” in the July 4 edition of The Voice). No action was taken by Council members on any of the discussions.