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Notes from July 8 Landrum City Council meeting

Published 11:42am Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Landrum City residents may still enjoy Brookwood Park at no charge, but non-residents must now pay a small fee to use of the facility, after City Council members voted unanimously for that measure at their July 8 meeting.
Councilman Johnny Carruth noted that city residents already pay taxes which help support the park. He explained further that the new fee was not enacted to make money for the city, but to cover needed maintenance costs of the restrooms and other facilities.
“We are certainly glad that everybody uses our facilities,” remarked Mayor  Robert B. Briggs.
In other business, Landrum Area Business Assoc. (LABA) officials announced an “Airing of the Quilts” event at the Farmers’ Market on July 15.
The Farmers’ Market on Aug. 16 will feature live music, while those interested are invited to a free Music at the Tracks concert from 8 – 10 p.m., also on Aug. 16.
Hacking of the former Landrum web site has resulted in a new site now in operation, www.cityoflandrumsc.com. City Administrator Caitlin Martin announced that the new site has prompted much good feedback.
In other business, the council voted unanimously to provide its annual donation (this time, $3,000) to the Landrum Youth Assn., as requested by LYA officials. There was also an announcement that an ordinance change will be made in August concerning the budget cycle.

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