City council to vote on daycare ordinance

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

Charleston City Council will be voting on an ordinance granting a petition to the Cornerstone Christian Academy to increase the amount of children in their daycare at their meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.

The academy is a daycare is licensed through the state and is currently located at 661 Castle Dr. and is petitioning to move to a larger location so they can accommodate more children.

The daycare currently allows 105 children and, if the state approves the academy’s request, then the daycare will increase by a minimum of 40 children, according to the petition attached to the agenda.

Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs said if the petition is granted, the academy daycare will plan to move to 655 Castle Dr. allowing more room for the daycare. The Zoning Board voted to make improvements on the building 5-0.

The city council will be voting on a resolution to grant tourism funds for advertising for the Embarras Valley Film Festival.

The Doudna Fine Arts Center at Eastern has requested $600 to cover the advertising for the film festival, which is planned to be held from Nov. 13-14.

According to the agenda, the Charleston Tourism Advisory board agreed to recommend the funding at their meeting on Oct. 12th.

The staff is recommending to approve both of these items and waive the layover period.

According to the agenda, there are two raffle licenses on the consent agenda.

One of the licenses is one to raise money for the Christmas in the Heart of Charleston on Nov. 4th at 7 p.m. The raffle will be held at the Moose Lodge.

The other license is set for Nov. 7th at Lefty’s Holler beginning at 9 p.m. The purpose of the raffle is to raise money for Steve “Sulli” Sullivan to help with medical expenses.

Other items on the consent agenda are the approval of the meeting minutes from the Oct. 20th meeting, and the recommended approval of the payroll and bills payable.

Mackenzie Freund can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]