City council approves street closures, raffle licenses

Helena Edwards, Staff Writer

The Charleston City Council approved a resolution to authorize street closures for outdoor band events for Uptowner/Cellar on 7th Street from Monroe Ave. North to Madison Ave. on July 23; Aug. 5, 20, 28; and Sept. 3, 10 and 18, 2021. 

Mayor Combs says this was done so that multiple meetings would not have to be held in order to approve road closures in the future. 

The bands will be The Fairly Odd Duo on July 23, The Freezelands on Aug. 5, Mitch Faulkner on Aug. 20, The Good Dinosaurs on Aug. 28, BreakAway on Sep. 3, Moondogs on Sep. 10, JT Construction on Sept. 18 all in 2021. 

Two other resolutions pertain to the destruction of audio or video recordings of closed session meetings in 2019 as well as authorizing the release of closed session meeting minutes for 2020 and 2021. 

These were approved by the council. 

Two raffle licenses were voted upon by the council and approved. One was for the Rural King Foundation for Rural America on July 27, 2021, at 920 W. Lincoln Avenue, Charleston. 

It will be to provide funds to Mercy Ships for humanitarian aid in poor and rural areas throughout the world. 

The other raffle license will be for Elevate CCIC, Inc. on July 27, 2021. 

This will be to raise funds to further its mission to encourage, connect and grow small and startup businesses in the region. 

At the end of the meeting, the mayor announced his appointment of Greg Ricciardi to a three year term on the Carnegie Library Board of Trustees. 

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