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North Augusta will take final vote on public alcohol consumption in Riverside Village

December 16, 2018

Whether or not people visiting Riverside Village will be able to carry alcohol publicly around the area may be decided Monday during North Augusta’s City Council meeting.

Council members will be voting on the third and final reading of an ordinance that would amend the current public consumption section in the Code of Laws to allow drinks, purchased from a Riverside Village business, to be carried outside within the bounds of Brick Pond Park, Georgia Avenue, the Savannah River and Esplanade.

The first two readings of the ordinance passed during the Dec. 3 meeting, with Pat Carpenter opposed each time.

Council will also be voting on the third and final readings of an ordinance that would rezone around 67.57 acres of land on Austin Graybill Road from medium lot residential to small lot residential.

Council will then vote on the first two of three readings of an ordinance “relating to the recovery of collection costs as a part of delinquent debts collected pursuant to the Setoff Debt Collection Act,” according to the council agenda.

The ordinance would allow the city to impose a collection cost of up to $25 to “defray its internal costs of collection or any delinquent debts that are sought to be collected.”

Council will also vote on a resolution that would authorize the Municipal Association of South Carolina to act as a claimant agency for the collection of debt on behalf of the city.

City Council will also vote on a resolution that would authorize the conveyor at the Materials Recovery Facility to be replaced. The system was damaged during as fire at the facility on Sept. 3, 2018. The resolution would also accept the low bid from MetalTech Systems Inc. to replace the conveyor. MetalTech System’s bid was for $145,704.

Council also will vote on a resolution that would authorize the execution of a contract with Kerestes-Martin Associations Design of Carnegie, Pennsylvania, for Wayfinding Planning and Design services.

The contract would be for services worth $28,027.50, which would be paid out of the Capital Projects Fund.

At the start of the meeting, Council will recognize city clerk Donna Young for her retirement, and Public Safety dispatcher Kina McBride as Employee of the Quarter.

North Augusta City Council will hold a study session at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, on the third floor of the municipal building at 100 Georgia Ave. before the meeting. The regular meeting will be at 7 p.m.

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