Meeting is short but productive

By: By Charles Warner -

By Charles Warner

UNION COUNTY — The August meeting of Union County Council lasted only 17 minutes but council nevertheless accomplished a lot during that time.


The agenda for Tuesday’s council meeting including filling a vacancy on the Union County Stadium Commission. Council voted to appoint Adolphus Ray Jones to the seat.


The need to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Union County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission was also on the agenda. Council voted to advertise for applicants for the two seats.

$50,000 Allocated

Another item on the agenda was a request from Union County Sheriff David Taylor for funds to purchase a patrol vehicle for his office. Council voted to allocate the $50,000 requested by Taylor from the county’s Non-Departmental Capital Expenditures Account for the purchase of the vehicle.

Mutual Aid Agreements

Taylor also presented council with proposed mutual aid agreements between his office and the sheriff’s offices of several neighboring counties. Council approved the agreements which are with the following sheriff’s offices:

• Newberry County Sheriff’s Office

• York County Sheriff’s Office

• Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office

• Laurens County Sheriff’s Office

• Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office

Second Readings

Council also approved second reading of an ordinance amending the building code ordinance and second reading of an ordinance amending the ordinance governing revenues generated by multi-county industrial park agreements between Union County and other counties.

Sheriff’s Report

Taylor also briefed council on a number of issues related to his office including a recent drug round-up that resulted in 23 arrests.

In addition, Taylor said his office is working on improvements to the Union County Jail including repairing its exhaust system and taking bids on the heat exchange unit.

Taylor also told council that the agreement between the county and the City of Union and Town of Jonesville to house prisoners arrested by the law enforcement agencies of those municipalities needs to be updated.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or
Council approves an appointment and an allocation

By Charles Warner

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or