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Funds for Pageland master plan sought

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By The Staff

The Pageland Town Council is applying for a grant from the Municipal Association of South Carolina to help fund a master plan for the town.
The council voted to apply for the grant at last Tuesday’s meeting. The vote came after former council member Elaine Robertson advocated for a new town plan, noting the last one was done in 2006.
Mayor Jason Evans has also been pushing for a new master plan.
Grant applications to the municipal association are evaluated on a project’s effect on quality of life, the financial need of the applicant, the level of innovation and sustainability and whether the potential project would be replicated in other cities.
Evans said the grant would be just one of several possible sources to pay for a new master plan.
If the town is approved for the municipal association grant, it must provide 5 percent of the grant in either cash or in-kind contributions.
In other action:
◆ The council and town staff are reviewing three proposals to build private airplane hangars at the Pageland airport. The additional hangers could house as many as six planes with a total tax value of about $1.2 million.
◆ Voted to seek grant funds to install a emergency generator at the Community Center.
◆ Police Chief Craig Greenlee informed the council his department is buying new handguns, switching from a .45 caliber weapon to a 9 mm one.