Council hears committee update

By Kelly Duncan -

PROSPERITY — Glenn Hamm, on behalf of the Newberry County Transportation Committee, addressed Council on where the committee is currently and what they are looking for over the next two years.

“We’ve got a couple current projects that we are working on, the big one that everyone is aware of is the sidewalk project,” said Hamm.

Hamm informed Council that during the Newberry County Transportation Committee meeting Tuesday, funding was approved for the resurfacing of Williams Wood in Prosperity.

“Newberry County brought that up as a recommendation to the CTC, we’re working with state Department of Transportation to address roadway needs. One of the things we discussed today was working with our municipalities in our areas to build a vision of what 2020 is going to look like,” he said.

Hamm added they are currently working on a short term plan for needs, having discussions with the City of Newberry, Whitmire, Pomaria and the Town of Little Mountain.

Other business:

• Councilman Chad Hawkins reported that contractors should be back at work on the sidewalk and he will have a meeting with the engineer to make the area safer. He also brought to Council’s attention placing signage in town once the sidewalks are complete. Hawkins will also be working alongside Lt. Harry Bodiford to help address public safety.

• Lt. Harry Bodiford reported that the department has dealt with numerous reports since last month’s meeting including: 76 traffic violations (speeding and equipment violations), two harassment cases, driving under suspension, driving under the influence, open container, hit and run, narcotics, burglary, unlawful communications and failure to stop for blue lights.

• The Newberry County Governmental Association meeting will be held at the Prosperity Depot with a social at 6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m.

• Ed West reported that new lights have been placed at the ball fields and that other electrical projects will be completed at the ball fields.

By Kelly Duncan

Reach Kelly Duncan at 803-768-3123 ext. 1868 or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.

Reach Kelly Duncan at 803-768-3123 ext. 1868 or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.