Council unanimously approves ordinances

By Kevin Boozer

February 5, 2014

NEWBERRY — Ordinances to rezone property, provide for sale of general obligation bonds and to approve the sale of property all passed unanimously at Wednesday night’s meeting of county council. Metal Masters will place a new facility on the rezoned property of 13.28 acres real estate and use its current property for storage. Council announced a $27 million investment by West Fraser into its current College Street location. The investment does not create new jobs but does add to company infrastructure. A fee in lieu of tax agreement passed unanimously for West Fraser.

Council also approved funding for purchase of new 911 consoles for the emergency operations center. And first reading passed on an ordinance to amend the Greenwood-Newberry Industrial Park.

For a full report on this meeting, see the Friday edition of The Newberry Observer.