Councils get input on issues


Traffic, healthcare among the issues discussed

By Derik Vanderford - dvanderford@civitasmedia.com



Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Tuesday evening’s joint meeting of the Union County Council and Carlisle Town Council was held at the new Carlisle Volunteer Fire Department, located at 4600 King Kennedy Hwy. in Carlisle.


By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

CARLISLE — A public forum and a joint meeting between Union County Council and the Carlisle Town Council was held at the Carlisle Fire Department Tuesday evening.

Union County Supervisor Frank Hart said the public forum drew a good turnout from the community, with input regarding various issues. Some of those issues included possible restriction of traffic on Fishdam Road in Carlisle, particularly with large trucks. Community members also requested additional police protection in the community, as well as more South Carolina Highway Patrol coverage.

Following the public forum, there were more issues from within the Town of Carlisle discussed among all council members. One of those issues was healthcare services. The possibility of a rural clinic was discussed, even if it was not open every day.

“It was just a discussion, but there are agencies out there

looking at something like this for the county as a whole,” Hart said.

A transportation feasibility study was also discussed, and around $40,000 in grant funding through Catawba Regional Council on Government was acquired to complete the study. Carlisle’s Mayor Mary Ferguson-Glenn will participate in the study, which will focus on workforce development.

Tuesday’s meeting also included the final reading of an ordinance for the county to enter into an agreement with the Town of Carlisle and the Town of Lockhart for building code enforcement.

“I think residents are excited about this,” Hart said. “They are looking forward to addressing issues such as lighted homes.”

Council members also received a tour of the new fire station at the meeting.

“It looks good,” Hart said. “It is a big asset to the Town of Carlisle.”

Hart said meetings of the county road and finance committees are scheduled for early next week. Exact days and times are to be announced.

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Tuesday evening’s joint meeting of the Union County Council and Carlisle Town Council was held at the new Carlisle Volunteer Fire Department, located at 4600 King Kennedy Hwy. in Carlisle.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_CFD.jpgDerik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Tuesday evening’s joint meeting of the Union County Council and Carlisle Town Council was held at the new Carlisle Volunteer Fire Department, located at 4600 King Kennedy Hwy. in Carlisle.
Traffic, healthcare among the issues discussed

By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

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