WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Administrator Milton Pope recently updated council on the progress of a new engineer renovating Drawdy Park.
Pope said staff is waiting on the final engineering report and there should be activity in the coming weeks after the final report is received. He noted that the reports will be signed off by a third party as well.
Pope also advised council that his staff is prepared to present recommendations on the discretionary funds policy to a committee before presenting to the entire council.
In other business, council unanimously approved the request for a new patrol vehicle.
The 2008 vehicle was totaled in an accident. After insurance settled, the county received $6,500. The Chevrolet Caprice is under state contact at $26,700, which is over the $25,000 amount, however Pope noted the package with the vehicle is $10,612, so the total is $31,107.47.
He asked for council’s approval because the vehicle has to be replaced.
Council also unanimously approved the purchase of fire service equipment.
Pope advised council that staff order the order in lots to receive the best pricing. Items include hoses and replacement parts. The bid came in with the lowest responsive bidder at $2,700 over. Administration desired council’s approval to stay consistent with policy.
Council unanimously passed the first reading of three ordinances (by title only) to purchase or sell land:
• Ordinance 636: Authorizing Fairfield County South Carolina to purchase and develop approximately 1.12 acres of real property to be used as a fire/emergency station.
• Ordinance 637: An ordinance authorizing Fairfield County to purchase land known as Rufus Belton Park for recreational uses and location of emergency personnel and services. The portion of the Fairfield County tax number is 152-00-00-037.
• Ordinance 638: An ordinance authorizing Fairfield County to sell and convey county owned property located off of Center Creek Road containing 405 acres (more or less) by private sale. The property is represented by the parcel number 201-00-01-111 on Fairfield County Tax Maps.
The next scheduled meeting for Fairfield County Council is July 14.