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Fire hydrant testing ongoing

Lancaster Fire Department will continue semi-annual fire hydrant testing in the city this month. Opening fire hydrants can sometimes cause temporary discoloration of water in nearby homes.

The discoloration is not harmful and will clear up by running the water for a few minutes. Be aware and drive slowly through testing areas as streets may be wet, and be aware of fire department personnel in the area. 

For details, call Lancaster City Fire Chief Justin McLellan at (803) 283-4385.

Heath Springs Town Council special meeting

Heath Springs Town Council will hold a special meeting at noon May 23 at Heath Springs Town Hall, 103 Duncan St., Heath Springs. 

County Republicans to meet

The Lancaster County Republican Party meeting is 7 p.m. May 24 at Mike Williams Builders, 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. This is the last meeting before the June primary. Guests this month are Attorney General candidate, Todd Atwater and a representative of Josh Putnam for Secretary of State. All are welcome.

2018 Memorial Day Program

The 2018 Memorial Day Program will be 3 p.m. May 27 in Lancaster Memorial Park, 1389 Memorial Park Road, Lancaster. In the event of rain, the program will be at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street.

City, county offices holiday closed for Memorial Day

Lancaster city and county offices will be closed on May 28 in observance of Memorial Day, then will resume normal business hours on May 29. Emergency services, such as fire, police and EMS, will operate normal hours through the holidays.

County council meets May 29

The Lancaster County Council meeting is 6 p.m. May 29 at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St. The date was changed due to Memorial Day.

Lancaster County Library Board of Trustees meeting

The Lancaster County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 29 in the meeting room of the Kershaw Branch Library, 3855 Fork Hill Road, Kershaw.

Council on Aging meets

The Board of Directors of the Lancaster County Council of Aging Inc. will meet at 3:30 p.m. May 31 at the Prime Time for Seniors Senior Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster, with board orientation is 2 p.m.

Board of zoning appeals meets

The Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 6 p.m. June 5 in Council Chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.

Planning commission meets

The Lancaster County Planning Commission’s next workshop is 5 p.m. June 7 and the next meeting is 6 p.m. June 19 in the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.

I&R committee meets June 12

The Lancaster County Infrastructure and Regulation Committee meeting is 3 p.m. June 12 at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

Public safety meeting June 12

The Lancaster County Public Safety Committee meeting is 5 p.m. June 12 in the Council Conference Room in the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

Historical commission meets

The Lancaster County Historical Commission meets at 6 p.m. June 12 at the historic courthouse, 100 N. Main St.

Joint Recreation Commission meets

The Lancaster County Joint Recreation Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. June 12 at the Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

City council meets

Lancaster City Council will meet at 7 p.m. June 12 in Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St.

County fire commission meets

The Lancaster County Fire Commission meeting is 7 p.m. June 7 at the Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place, Lancaster.

City council meets

Lancaster City Council will meet at 7 p.m. June 12 in Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St.

Health commission meets June 13

The Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission meets at 11:45 a.m. June 13 at the Lancaster Council on Aging, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

Admin committee meets June 14

The Lancaster County Administration Committee meeting is 6 p.m. June 14 in the council conference room at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

Kershaw Town Council meets

The Kershaw Town Council meeting is 7 p.m. June 18 at Kershaw Town Hall, 113 S. Hampton St., Kershaw.

Heath Springs Town Council meets June 19

The Heath Springs Town Council meeting is 7 p.m. June 19 at Heath Springs Town Hall, 103 Duncan St., Heath Springs.

PV fire district board meets

The Pleasant Valley Fire Protection District Commission meets at 7 p.m. June 19 at the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department, 9370 Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land.

IL fire district board to meet

The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission meets at 7 p.m. June 20 at the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.

Community relations commission meets

The Lancaster County Community Relations Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. June 21 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.

County school board to meet

The Lancaster County school board meeting is 7 p.m. June 26 in the district office, 300 S. Catawba St., Lancaster. For details or to sign up in advance to speak during open session, call (803) 286-6972.

City council meets

Lancaster City Council will meet at 7 p.m. June 26 in Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St.

Candidates needed for Watershed Boards

Candidates are needed for the Cane Creek and Little Lynches Watershed Boards in the 2018 General Election. Voters in Lancaster County will elect four Watershed Directors, two for Cane Creek Watershed District and two for Little Lynches Watershed District.

Watershed Directors must be registered voters and live in the watershed district. They serve four-year terms. They receive no salary or other compensation and are elected on a non-partisan basis.

To be placed on the ballot for election a Statement of Intention of Candidacy form must be filed with the County Election Commission office by noon Aug. 15.

Cane Creek Watershed Board candidates will submit their forms to the Lancaster County Election Commission Office and the Little Lynches Watershed Board candidates will submit their forms to the State Election Commission.

For details, call the Lancaster County Voter’s Registration Office at 803-285-2969.

Environmental group seeks volunteers

An environmental organization is looking for local participation and volunteers to reconnect with nature. For details, email kayakcatawba@yahoo.com.

CCA offers help with energy bills

The Lancaster County Office of Carolina Community Actions Inc. is taking applications to help low-income families with home energy bills and other programs and services.

Family households must be income-eligible and provide supporting documents to qualify.

Apply from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 101 Wylie St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-2034.

 

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