During their June 4, meeting Williamsburg County Council approved a bid for several resurfacing projects. Of the four bids submitted, council approved Palmetto Corporation whose $397,395 bid was the lowest. The project includes Guess Road, Kendall Park Road, and Williamsburg County Fire Department.
In other business, council approved first reading of an ordinance to enter into jointly owned and operated industrial/business park. The park, which is located in Florence County, is one of several partnerships the county takes part in and receives a percent of the revenue generated from the operations. Council heard first reading of an ordinance authorizing a six percent fee in lieu of tax incentive for an existing business within Williamsburg County. Council entered into an incentive agreement and resolution with the business, which is currently known as "Project Maryland" in December 2011. The ordinance is a furtherance of that resolution and agreement. Both ordinances will require three readings before final approval.
Council presented an award to a member of the Rick and Susan Goings Boys and Girls Club in Hemingway on behalf of Director Andrea Dorsey. Dorsey requested council present the Youth of the Year award to Kimesha Cooper. The award recognizes students who achieve in academics as well as their service within the community.
Cooper has been a member of the club for eight years. During her time there, she was a role model for the other members. "Other students at the club actually follow in her footsteps to now that we have what we call a junior staff," said Dorsey. "They are the ones who make sure the kids get their lunch. They make sure that the daily operations go accordingly. That's the true essence of the Boys and Girls Club." Cooper also has been awarded a full scholarship to Claflin University. Williamsburg County Supervisor Stanley Pasley, on behalf of council, applauded Cooper. "She's been an outstanding young person and we're looking forward to continued greatness from Kimesha," said Pasley. "We continue to wish you the best, that God will continue to bless you and that you will use those talents to better yourself, your family and the community as life asks."