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Project Jackson hearing scheduled for September

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 7:50 PM
Last updated 11:19 PM
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Aiken County residents will have a chance to voice their concerns on Project Jackson in a hearing scheduled Sept. 10.

County Councilman Willar High­tower Jr. said the hearing on the riverfront development project will be held at 6 p.m. at the Aiken Technical College auditorium.

After a “standing-room-only” showing at a council meeting Aug. 19, Hightower said it was clear that extra room was needed.

“They were lined all down the hall and outside of the building,” he said. “We figured that there would be a lot of interest, so we moved to Aiken Tech, where we’ll have plenty of room.”

The council decided last week to handle Project Jackson as an ordinance, which requires three votes, known as “readings,” and a public hearing. The ordinance got first reading approval at the Aug. 19 meeting.

“We decided to go with the ordinance because it allows for more public input,” Hightower said.

A second reading is possible at the public hearing, he said.

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Little Lamb
Little Lamb 08/27/13 - 01:23 pm

Somehow, this story did not get displayed on the home page. Hence, it has no comments but this one. I'll try to send some R&R commenters over here.

t3bledsoe 08/27/13 - 02:29 pm
Project Jackson

Is a project that needs to die! Also, I wouldn't be surprized if ALL of these people were not getting their pockets lined BIG TIME!!

etlinks 08/27/13 - 02:37 pm
public input

I think its a little too late. The citizens are out of this loop.

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