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County OKs fire department budgets

First Posted: 4:57 am - June 10th, 2015

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CHESTERFIELD — County leaders met Tom Strowe, manager of Nestlé Waters North America’s new McBee-area bottling plant, during their regular monthly meeting June 3.

Lance Tully of Nestlé Waters introduced Strowe to the Chesterfield County Council and residents in attendance. Strowe will lead operations at the facility once construction is completed.

Tully reported to the council that the construction on the plant was going well, and the walls of the facility had begun to be erected. Tully estimated the plant would open on schedule.

The county passed the third readings of budgets for the Alligator, Cash and Harris Creek volunteer fire departments during the meeting.

The council also passed the second reading on Ordinance 14-15-19, a jurisdictional agreement which would allow the Chesterfield County sheriff “to execute and enter into law enforcement assistance and support contracts.” The measure would allow the sheriff’s office to coordinate mutual aid and backup with the Cheraw Police Department and other area agencies.

The county also passed the third reading of Ordinance 14-15-16, authorizing the purchase of about 9.53 acres of land north of Pageland, and the second reading of Ordinance 14-15-18. The latter ordinance grants a utility easement to Duke Energy Progress Inc. at its new administrative building on S.C. 145.

The county also passed a reading of Ordinance 14-15-12, an amendment to the master multi-county park agreement with Lancaster County. The ordinance will simplify the process of adding parcels to the park, which is jointly owned by the two counties.

The council also passed the second reading of a similar agreement with Kershaw in reference to the Joint Country Industrial and Business Park.

Reach reporter Randy Garner at 843-537-5261 and follow him on Twitter @CherawChronicle.

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