Reversing an earlier decision not to submit projects for the Lexington County penny sales tax, the Irmo Town Council voted at its Jan. 21 meeting to request funding for three different proposals.
Mayor Hardy King said the new project submissions are different from those that were being proposed two weeks ago and deserved the town’s support.
The projects include long-sought improvements to the Rawls Creek flooding and drainage problems, improvements on a Thames Valley Court intersection in Irmo, and a traffic synchronization project on S.C. Highway 60.
The town only has 10 days to submit the projects, but King said preliminary work has already been done on all of the proposals and it would not be difficult to put the package together.
Town officials said the Rawls Creek project would become part of the same drainage improvement project Lexington County is proposing, which town officials say would make it a feasible choice when the selection committee weeds through all of the proposals.
Chapin Advertises Job for Mayor’s Assistant
The town of Chapin is now advertising the position of mayor’s assistant, even though new Mayor Skip Wilson has already offered the job to Chapin Chamber CEO Karen Owens.
The town council would not approve Wilson’s selection because he had not been sworn into office when he made the offer. After an executive session Jan. 17, the council voted to advertise the new position. Owens reportedly has submitted her resume.
Delicious Downtown Breakfast
Tony’s is open for breakfast every day from 7:30-10:30! Conveniently located on Washington St. right off Main. Stop in for something filling and delicious before work! Follow us for updates on specials.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
Accepting Applications for Shakespeare’s Kidz!
Students ages 10-16 are invited to join South Carolina Shakespeare’s new youth company, with classes running September 20th-December 11th followed by a final performance. Learn and hone audition skills, monologues, and scenes from Shakespeare and modern works! Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
Back to School Tattoo Specials
Magnum Ink is offering 1/2 off all tattoos for students over 18 as well as 2 for $60 on letters or numbers for state employees. 1405 Rushmore Road, Suite B, right off of Broad River.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
Music Break at Music Farm Columbia
Join COR for an evening of networking for music and business leaders on September 3rd, featuring performances by Josh Roberts and the Hinges, Death of Paris, Fat Rat Da Czar, and Lazy A and the Green Thang. Free admission for musicians and members! Register here.
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