Smoaks, Williams elections to be run by county’s voter commission
by The Press and Standard | May 16, 2019 5:00 am
Last Updated: May 15, 2019 at 10:24 am
At the May 7 session, Colleton County Council members conducted a public hearing before giving final approval to an ordinance that transfers the operation of town elections from Smoaks and Williams to the Colleton County Voter Registration and Election Commission.
• A second reading was given to the ordinance that will set the county’s fiscal year 2019-2020 budget, which will take effect on July 1.
• Council approved the purchase of a used Caterpillar bulldozer from Blanchard CAT at a cost of $168,400 for use by the county’s Solid Waste Department.
• Council members approved accepting two federal grants that helped defray the cost of the renovation work done at the Colleton Civic Center.
One U.S. Department of Agriculture Community Facilities grant provided $49,90 for the installation of a drain field at the center. The second USDA grant provided $49,800 for the audio-visual system at the Hampton Street Auditorium.
• Council members reappointed Ceth Utsey and Ladson Fishburne to Keep Colleton Beautiful.
• A resolution declaring the week of May 12 as Police Week and May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day was approved by council.