City Council to meet Tuesday

Corryn Brock, News Editor

The Charleston City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night to vote on abating a tax levied for 2020.

The tax is to pay a $6,140,000 debt on general obligation and sewerage refunding bond.

The council will also vote on a resolution waiving the bidding procedures for the purchase of a new vehicle for the Charleston Police Department.

The reason for the resolution is “to facilitate the purchase of a new investigative car in order to continue to provide and maintain the existing level of law enforcement services to the community.”

The purchase should not exceed $19,773 and a 2007 Chevrolet Impala will be traded-in during the purchase.

The car will be purchased from Pilson Auto Center if the resolution is passed.

The Mayor will also be re-appointing Jill Nilsen and Lexe Volk to 5-year terms of Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning.

He will also share a proclamation declaring the month of February Black History Month in Charleston.

According to the proclamation, “Black History Month is a time for all Americans to remember the stories and teachings of those African Americans who helped build our nation, took a stance against injustice to build lives of dignity and opportunity, advanced the cause of civil rights and strengthened families and communities…the City of Charleston wishes to recognize the outstanding contributions of African Americans, commemorate the achievements of the African-American community in the City of Charleston, and to remind everyone of African-American heritage, culture, and history.”

The theme for the month will be “The Black Family: Representation. Identity and Diversity.”

A raffle license will also be voted on during the meeting for the Charleston Elks Lodge #623 to conduct weekly drawings at 7:30 p.m. from Jan. 20 to Dec. 29 at the Elks Lodge in order to raise funds for Elks Charities including assisting disabled children and veterans.

The continuation of the local state of emergency will also be voted on.

Following the action items, time is reserved for members of the public to address the council. No action will be taken on matters not listed on the agenda, and the Council is not required to take any further action or to discuss the matter further. Public comment can be made or submitted remotely via email to [email protected] Those interested in submitting public comment should send emails prior to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and indicate in the subject line: CC: 09/01/2020, so the city clerk knows the email is public comment for the meeting.


Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]