Future Scholarship will be on County Council's agenda
A program already in place to give every Laurens County high school graduate a shot at a tuition-free, two-year college education will come for an update before the Laurens County Council on Tuesday.
Open to the public, the council's regular meeting will be Dec. 13, 5:30 pm in the council chambers, second floor of the historic courthouse in downtown Laurens. The Laurens County Future Scholarship Program Presentation will be given by Robin Day, executive director of the Laurens County Community Foundation. County Attorney Sandy Cruickshanks will give the council an overview of a basic fee-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement - a tool authorized by state law to assist counties in attracting and retaining industries.
County Administrator Jon Caime also will make a report to council.
Also on its agenda, the council will have a public hearing and final ordinance reading for an expansion of the Donaldson Multi-County Industrial Park in Greenville County (Laurens is Greenville's partner county in this industrial site). Council will give the 2nd of 3 readings to an ordinance selling 1.66 acres in the Professional Park to Genesis KC Development LLC for a dialysis center site; the purchase price is $90,000.
Council will adopt a resolution in support of "Project Hunter" authorizing an inducement agreement, and will give the 1st of 3 readings to an ordinance providing a FILOT for Project Hunter, a $13 million industry expansion.
Council will consider changes to employee longevity compensation policy and to its employee handbook. Council will consider a request from the 8th Circuit Solicitor's Office for a state-funded victims advocate for Laurens County, and will consider reappointments to the Laurens County Library Board. A proposed Countywide Branding Program will be presented by Michelle McCollum, CEO of the SC National Heritage Corridor; a request for extension of investment period will be made by Teknor Apex; an energy-efficiency program will be presented by Brad Van Meter, manager of Trane Carolinas District; and the Airport Capital Improvement Plan will be presented by Sammy Wham, chairman, Laurens County Airport Commission.
There will be a 15-minute public comments time. Register at the podium prior to the meeting to make comments to the council.
Council members will have the chance to make comments, and the meeting will conclude with an executive session legal briefing and employment matter discussion.