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Director of the Fairfield County Farmers Market Ernest Manning, right, recently requested the use of the first floor of the Town Clock during bad weather days.
Director of the Fairfield County Farmers Market Ernest Manning, right, recently requested the use of the first floor of the Town Clock during bad weather days.
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WINNSBORO — Town Council has unanimously passed Resolution 081914A, which allows a housing developer Langford Crossing, located on Langford Road in Blythewood, to add four more water taps and move into the next phase of construction.


Winnsboro’s legal counsel on utilities, John Fantry, advised the town to approve the resolution.


“We ask that you adopt this resolution so that the company can move forward with its development,” he stated.


Council also approved the purchase of a stand by generator, up to $95,000, at a pump station in Blythewood following the recommendation of the finance committee.


“This is an issue that needs to be addressed,” Town Manager Don Wood told council. “By installing the this generator, it will allow us to access the storage of water capacity we’ve already purchased from Columbia.”


DHEC told Winnsboro it needed a storage capacity for the 1-million gallons purchased from Columbia. Wood noted that the town did not previously meet DHEC’s requirements, but with the installation of the generator Winnsboro will become compliant.


“This also alleviates the town from having to buy an above ground storage tank and we’re saving over $1-million with this generator,” town attorney Creighton Coleman advised.


Council also approved a request from finance director Kathy Belton to fund projects including $32,000 for a HVAC unit at the annex building and $13,500 for interior renovations to a portion of the second floor of the Public Safety building.


Belton noted in a written statement that the renovations are due to roof leaks prior to the roof’s replacement. The renovations will include ceiling tiles, some plaster repair, light fixture repairs and painting.


The town also agreed to enter into an agreement with an HVAC company to check and perform needed maintenance at the annex building and Town Hall. The estimated cost of the service is $840 per year.


Farmers Market


Director of the Fairfield County Farmer’s Market, Ernest Manning, requested the use of the first floor of the Town Clock in case of inclement weather during the Fall and Winter months.


He noted that patrons still visit the market during bad weather days.


“Believe it or not people will still come out to the market,” he told council. “During those times we still have well over 50-percent of our regular clientele come by.”


As of right now, Manning noted that the market will be held through Dec. and advised council that the board is in the process of creating a new banner for its sign.


The market is currently working under the Eat Smart/Move More grant, which ends at the end of 2014.


“The anticipation would be to continue the market even without the grant, and the Farm Bureau is still on board,” Manning noted.


Council voted unanimously to approve the Farmer’s Market use of the first floor of the Town Clock.


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