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Lake City named to Municipal Association honor roll

November 14, 2018

LAKE CITY, S.C. – Municipal Association of South Carolina executive director Wayne George presented an award to Lake City at Tuesday’s city council meeting for being named to the Municipal Elected Officials Institute’s 2018 Honor Roll.

“I think we have only 12 cities and towns in South Carolina, regardless of the size – and the size of Columbia, down to the little town of Nichols over here in the Pee Dee – that have won this award because all of you, every single one of you, have graduated from our institute,” George said.

The Municipal Association of South Carolina offers classes for city council members, mayors and administrators.

The Lake City council members, along with Mayor Lovith Anderson Jr., have dedicated themselves to become better elected officials, George said.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Lake City City Council passed a resolution to approve the payment of an employee holiday incentive for all full-time employees.

The incentive will be one percent for full-time employees and the cost to the city will be approximately $31,000.

Lake City Administrator Stephany Snowden said the city is not having a big holiday party this year, but the incentive would be an important morale booster for employees.

A public hearing was held about two city ordinances prior to Tuesday’s council meeting. The ordinances related to a request to extend a parking area and the annexation of two parcels of land.

The council passed on final reading an ordinance that approves a request by the Greater Lake City Community Development Office to extend the parking area to the city’s property west of the Lake City Senior Center.

“This is at no additional cost or impact on the city’s budget and would provide not only additional parking for the senior activities, especially events, which is needed, but would also provide for some overflow parking for the inn,” Snowden said.

The council also passed on final reading an ordinance that authorizes the annexation of two parcels of land near Walmart, as approved by the Lake City Planning Commission.

“This is essentially the property for Wendy’s to annex into the city,” Snowden said.

Other ordinances and resolutions introduced and approved on Tuesday include:

>> First reading - An ordinance authorizing the city to enter into a Law Enforcement Assistance and Support Agreement with the Manning Police Department.

>> First reading - An ordinance authorizing the city to enter into a Law Enforcement Assistance and Support Agreement with the Scranton Police Department.

>> First reading - An ordinance authorizing the city to enter into a Law Enforcement Assistance and Support Agreement with the Sumter Police Department.

>> First reading - An ordinance to award the contract for the E-ticket system to Source Inc. for $42,791.07 annually for three years.

>> A resolution to approve the SCBA and SCBA Filling System Phase II to Rhinehart Fire Services in the amount of $119,982.60. This is to approve the breathing apparatus that was budgeted.

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