Laurens County Council

LAURENS COUNTY - WILL ENCOURAGE the wearing of face masks in groceries and pharmacies, and in county owned facilities where social distancing is not possible - Meeting this Tuesday at 5:30 pm, masks optional there are 666 COVID-19 cases in-county.   The Tuesday, July 14 meeting of the Laurens...
Masks, Optional (13 of the 15 largest cities in the state have mandated masks for shopping, per FITS News).       Those Laurens County residents who choose to attend next Tuesday’s council meeting will have the option of wearing masks. They will see, in the council chambers, some social distancing...
  General Fund Budget - $33 Million: County’s Budget has one “no,” opposed to “growing government”.       The lone dissenter from an unanimous agreement on a $33 million Laurens County Budget said now is not to time to be “growing government.” Laurens County Council Vice-Chairman Joe Wood, who will...
1-Cent Sales Tax: Council majority says send capital tax to county voters - there will be a public hearing before the county council on July 28th.       If the voters approve in November, projects in the City of Clinton could be funded at just over $11 million, based on a decision last Tuesday by...
Hillcrest returns to work; industries remain on the job during emergency -- LAURENS County cases now, 67; Greenville County, 1,619.       The Coronavirus that has contributed to 400 deaths in South Carolina is subsiding now, at least in the eyes of government officials, and assessments are being...
Vehicles Fee going up as $40M in road-repair needs to be done - NEXT meeting June 2, see attached PDF.     Ten dollars more per year per registered vehicle will allow the Laurens County government to get a start on completing a $40 million upgrade to rural roads. It is a controversial move in an...
The Laurens County Council will discuss TWELVE salary and salary increase budget items tonight during a closed session (and school board and CNNGA board). The Council's budget discussions will continue today at 4 pm - accessible by streaming video on the Laurens County Website. Council will discuss...
County Decides: No Tax Hike w-update.     With just one reading left before becoming final, Laurens County’s $25 million budget likely will pass without a property tax increase. Also, all money generated by a local sales tax will go toward property tax relief for Laurens County property owners....
  Was There A Meeting?   Laurens County Council was scheduled to have a called, electronic meeting today, but there’s no evidence of it. The County website has an agenda and a packet, but no approved minutes. The council can’t approve a set of minutes from one meeting until it has another meeting....
Millers Fork Trail gets an agreement between County and City of Clinton.   The Millers Fork Trail near Clinton has a maintenance partner in the Laurens County Parks and Recreation Department. Its director, Andy Howard, presented an Intergovernmental Agreement, which was voted into effect, to the...

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