Aiken panel studies Graniteville sewer, road signs, other issues

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Council will tackle several issues today in meetings, including a proposal to use stimulus money to improve the Graniteville sewer system and a request to no longer replace “Watch for Children” signs.

The council also is expected to discuss its upcoming fiscal year budget and will vote on entering into an agreement with a firm for a Warrenville and Graniteville Brownfields Assessment.

The county council will start the day with a 4 p.m. Development Committee meeting, where these issues and more will be discussed. The council will then hold a 5 p.m. Judicial and Public Safety Committee meeting, which will be followed by a 6 p.m. work session and the 7 p.m. full county council meeting.

Concerning the Graniteville sewer system, the council is looking to enter into an agreement with BP Barber and Associates for evaluation and preliminary engineering of the system, which a meeting agenda states has fallen into a state of disrepair. The agenda states that the county will apply for stimulus money through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to assess and improve the system.

The agenda item involving the “Watch for Children” signs states that the county council will consider no longer erecting or replacing such signs as they are not recognized as official traffic control devices by the South Carolina Department of Transportation and they aren’t believed to help reduce accidents or speeding in areas where children might be.



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