UPDATE: WATCHING HURRICANE; Two issues in closed session for Clinton City Council
UPDATE: CITY OF CLINTON MONITORING HURRICANE IRMA - Council meeting delayed a week.
City of Clinton personnel are actively monitoring Hurricane Irma as well as participating in state and local emergency management preparations.
Employees are currently making preparations to prepare for a potential threat to our citizens such as stocking trucks and ensuring emergency equipment and vehicles are equipped and fueled.
We will post safety information and weather updates on our website and social media outlets.
City of Clinton Director of Risk Management Robin Entrekin encourages all citizens to begin preparations now, but especially those with special medical needs. “Citizens that have medical conditions/concerns such as prescription medications or home based oxygen generators and similar medical equipment should begin making preparations now for back up sources such as ensuring medications are filled, alternative electrical energy sources are available, as well as having batteries and additional water/food supplies on hand in the event of a power outage.”
City staff, line crews, public safety, and dispatchers are on-call 24 hours a day in case of outages. To report an outage call 833.7520 or 833.7212.
SEPT. 18, CITY COUNCIL: A legal matter and a personnel matter related to the Office of the City Manager will be discussed in private NEXT Monday by the Clinton City Council.
The council meeting is open to the public under provisions of the SC Freedom of Information Act; receiving legal advice and personnel discussions are exempt from public discussion under this law, if a public body votes itself into executive session. No votes can be taken in closed session. (An agenda item has been added under executive session: Economic Development project in I-26 Commerce Park.)
The meeting will be Monday, SEPT. 18, 6 pm in the PS Bailey City Council Chambers, MS Bailey Municipal Center, 211 N. Broad St. People who want to address the council on any issue must register before the meeting starts, and they will be called on by the mayor. Council will recognize Sweetie Bell Fuller for her 100th birthday.
Council will consider proclamations: Sept. as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month; Sept. as Bicycling and Pedestrian Awareness Month; Sept. as Campus Fire Safety Month; Sept. as National Preparedness Month; Sept. 15 as POW/MIA Recognition Day; Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 as Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month.
Council will consider an appointee to The Tree Committee (at-large), will authorize the city manager to contract with Laurens County for fire protection services, will consider re-zoning (industrial) at the Planning Commission's request, will consider a change order for the beautification project at the Exit 54 interchange on I-26, and will authorize the city manager to sign a contract between the City, Thornwell and Laurens County Community Theatre for use of the Gillam Center for the Performing Arts.
Reports and recommendation will complete the Clinton City Council agenda.