Council Heads Out of Town for Session

WINNSBORO (Jan. 1, 2016) – Like last year, County Council will hold its annual retreat in another county. Unlike last year, their decision to do so was not aired out at a public meeting.

Chairwoman Carolyn Robinson (District 2) confirmed Tuesday that Council will hold its retreat on Jan. 9 at the Midlands Technical College (MTC) campus located just off Farrow Road at 151 Powell Road, Columbia, beginning at approximately 8:30 a.m. It is the same location where Council met last year.

“This year, as the Chair, I just made the decision,” Robinson said.

Council will also, like last year, be paying a facilitator to guide them through the meeting, although Robinson said she did not know how much he was being paid.

“It’s a nominal amount,” she said.

Use of the facility, she said, will cost the County nothing, and will allow for more space.

Last year, however, Council used only one room at the MTC facility. It was a room much smaller than planned, after an oversight by MTC staff.

At press time, an agenda had not been sent out for the meeting, which is open to the public.