Council Reinstates Leave Days

WINNSBORO – In response to entreaties from County employees to reinstate leave days used this summer when a broken air conditioner forced the County Courthouse to close for three days, Council heard their pleas and on Monday evening voted unanimously to reinstate those three days. Council has scheduled a work session on Monday at 7 p.m. to discuss changing the County’s policy on inclement weather.

Council also voted to immediately re-advertise the Community Enhancement Grant program and extend the deadline for submitting paperwork for grants until Dec. 30, 2014. The question about extending the application period came up earlier this month after Council awarded grant funds to find that about $6,000 had not been applied for.

Council also OK’d second reading on Ordinance 641, which conveys a small piece of property owned by Fairfield County and located at 205 Means St. in Ridgeway to the Town of Ridgeway. The property originally was owned by Ridgeway and conveyed to Fairfield County for public use, but is no longer used by the County. In the past, Ridgeway Mayor Charlene Herring had asked for use of the property for a community garden.

Council passed first reading of an ordinance to amend the master agreement governing the I-77 corridor regional industrial park to include property located in Richland County.