GREENWOOD, SC – County Council will begin with what chairman Robbie Templeton called “a clean slate” in their search for a new county attorney.
Council voted unanimously to reopen the application process for the position in 2013 once the new council members are seated. It will also give county manager Toby Chappell a chance to analyze the county’s needs before reopening the application process.
The previous finalists for the position will be sent letters encouraging them to apply again in 2013, Templeton said. District 2 representative Mark Allison noted that when the position was advertised initially, council was looking for a full time attorney. The county will now re-evaluate whether they will need a full time attorney or if they will only need a part time attorney.
In other business, Project Seminole, an economic development project that could bring 120-140 new jobs to the area, passed the second reading and public hearing. No one spoke either for or against the measure. Council also voted unanimously to authorize Chappell to send a Letter of Support for Project Discovery, another economic development project for the county.
Council will be recognizing the state champion Greenwood Eagles at an upcoming meeting. Templeton said he would coordinate with school officials on an exact time for the county to honor the team.