County proceeds with referendum

WINNSBORO – With minimal discussion, the Fairfield County Council moved forward at this month’s meeting with plans to put a wastewater treatment plant referendum on November’s ballot. If given final approval next month, the ballot question will ask voters to authorize a one percent sales tax in the county, and the county would issue bonds, […]

Council considers 1¢ tax for water, sewer

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County is bringing in more experts to help counter Richland County’s growing opposition to a proposed wastewater treatment plant.  Meantime, Fairfield County Council is also moving forward with a proposed capital project sales tax to help pay for the facility that’s seen as vital to recruiting more industry to Fairfield County.  On […]

Richland votes to stop Fairfield’s wastewater plant

COLUMBIA – In what Fairfield officials say was an unprecedented action, Richland County Council voted unanimously on May 5 to direct staff and technical committee appointees to vote in opposition to Fairfield County’s plans to construct a wastewater treatment plant that they say would bring industry, jobs, housing subdivisions and general prosperity to Fairfield. The […]

Panel plans wastewater upgrade

WINNSBORO – A proposed capital projects sales tax to help finance a new wastewater treatment plant is expected to generate roughly $11.5 million over the next eight years, according to Fairfield County estimates. Particulars of how those funds should be allocated and administered rests with a newly created capital projects sales tax commission, which held […]

Council negotiating new WWTP site

WINNSBORO – After spending more than a month battling Fairfield County’s proposal to build a wastewater treatment plant in the vicinity of Syrup Mill and Broom Mill Roads, Center Creek and Cedar Creek residents were invited to express their concerns to the Fairfield County Joint Water and Sewer Authority Commission Tuesday evening in Fairfield county […]

County to hold hearing on WWTP

WINNSBORO – The commission of the Fairfield Joint Water and Sewer Authority will conduct a public hearing to receive public comment regarding the construction of a wastewater treatment plant with a planned discharge of treated effluent into Big Cedar Creek located in southern Fairfield County. The Fairfield Joint Authority will provide an update to the […]