Anderson County Council approves bid for improvements at Dolly Cooper Park

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By Stan Welch
Meeting for the first time since the death of District Two Council member Gracie Floyd, the Anderson County Council adopted a resolution acknowledging the Palmetto High School Junior Air Force ROTC’s receipt of the Distinguished Unit Merit Award and the Silver Star Community Service with Excellence Award.
The Council also gave second reading approval of an ordinance ceding some service area from the Metropolitan Sewer Subdistrict to ReWa. The purpose of the ordinance is the further consolidation of the impacted service area. First reading approval was given to an ordinance that would add two at large members to the county planning commission. The members would be appointed and approved by the entire county council, and would increase the number of planning commission members from seven to nine.
Council approved a bid of $250,000 for improvements to be made to the Dolly Cooper Park in Powdersville. The improvements will make the baseball field available for use this year.
The Council also voted to exercise an option to purchase the building that houses the county election commission at 301 N. Main Street. The purchase price of $375,000 will be ameliorated in large part by the $260,000 proceeds from the sale of the Wexler property by the county.