Council honors Skardon

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Colleton County Council members passed a resolution during the regular business meeting on Nov. 10 naming November 2 as James W. (Jimmy) Skardon Day in honor of his 100th birthday and in recognition of his community contributions.

• Members also voted to extend the mask ordinance that requires face coverings to be worn throughout the county for the next 61 days.

• A contract for the 2020 S.C. 64 Pedestrian Enhancement Project was awarded Wildwood Contractors, Inc. of Walterboro as the lowest bidder for $1,091,849.74. CDM Smith, Inc., was awarded the contract for construction engineering and inspection services. Funding for the project is budgeted in the fiscal year 2021 local paving fund.

• The council authorized the renewal of the commercial lease agreement between Colleton County and South Carolina Department of Corrections Young Offender Parole and Reentry Services for office space in the Bernard Warshaw Complex.

• A resolution was passed to authorize an appropriation from 911’s fund balance to cover the cost of 911 Dispatch Center equipment and training in the amount of $74,241.49 as requested by the sheriff.

• The Town of Lodge has requested and Colleton County Council has agreed that the authority and jurisdiction over planning, zoning, subdivision, floodplain, and building code regulations within the limits of the Town of Lodge shall be assumed by the county. The Town of Lodge designates by ordinance that the Colleton County Planning Commission is the commission for the Town and that it shall perform all planning functions in the area of jurisdiction of the town, including revision of the comprehensive plan. The County Council accepted and approved the following:

1. The designation of the Colleton County Planning Commission as the Planning Commission for the Town of Lodge is hereby approved.

2. Provisions in other county ordinances, resolutions, policies or by-laws in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

3. If any provision of this ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of the ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application and to this end, the provisions of this ordinance are severable.

4. This ordinance shall become effective November 10, 2020, subject to completion of the requirements set forth in the agreement by and between Colleton County and the Town of Lodge, governing the granting of the power and jurisdiction over planning zoning, subdivision, floodplain and building code regulations within the limits of the Town of Lodge to Colleton County.

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