Budget: After a long week of
fine tuning the budget, the document draft will be distributed Monday tomembers of City
Council. A draft will also be placed on the city website. The budget is
balanced and includes no electric utility rate increase for the first year in
System Expansion: The City of Clinton met with Presbyterian College this week to
discuss expandingthe city’s fiber network. The network allows for interested
parties willing to invest in fiber equipment to utilize an optical fiber
network for date, internet, and telephone.
Development Strategic Plan: Final drafts of the proposed economic development strategic planare in hand, and
the plan will be presented to the Clinton Economic Development Corporation on
March 31st and to City Council in May.
Attachment Fees: The City notified other utilities utilizing City of Clinton
poles that it intends torenegotiate the pole attachment fee structure. Previous attempts
at renegotiating the structure were unsuccessful, so the city has retained
legal counsel to assist.
License Bill: The City Manager attended a Municipal Association of South
Carolina meetingregarding proposed legislative changes to the business license
program. If the proposed bill passes, the city would lose over $750,000
annually, resulting in significant operational reductions.
on Agriculture: The annual Clemson Extension Laurens County Spotlight on
Agriculture dinnerwas held this week. Congratulations to Clinton High School
educator Annette Vaughn who received the e horticulturalist of the year award
for her work at Clinton High School.
Statewide Tornado Drill: The City participated in the annual statewide tornado drill this
week. All departments practiced their tornado response plans and reviewed
emergency protocols for post tornado operations.
second Project SWITCH (Stop Working in the City Hall) day was held this week.
manager spent several hours riding along with PSO Shane Harris to observe