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Anderson County Council Meeting

Gracie S. Floyd Council District 2

Thomas F. Allen Counci l District 4 Ken Waters Council District 6
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Cindy Wilson Co unci I District 7

Lacey A. Croegaert Clerk to Council Rusty Bums County Administrator AGENDA ANDERSON COUNTY COUNCIL SPECIAL PRESENTATION MEETING February 6, 2018 at 6:00PM

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Historic Courthouse - Council Chambers - Second Floor Chairman Tommy Dunn, Presiding

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CALL TO ORDER:

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RESOLUTIONS/PROCLAMATIONS:

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2018-008: a resolution to congratulate and welcome Papas and Beer Mexican Restaurant to the Piercetown community. Mr. Tom Allen (allotted 5 minutes)

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2018-009: a resolution to commend and honor the Grove Fire Department and its volunteer firefighters for fifty years of dedicated service to its residents.

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Mr. Ray Graham (allotted 5 minutes)

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2018-010: a resolution to recognize and express profound appreciation to Mr. Steve Hartsell for his extraordinary contributions to the quality of life and welfare of the Double Springs Community and to

Anderson County as a whole. Mr. Tom Allen (allotted 5 minutes)

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ADJOURNMENT:

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CALL TO ORDER:

AGENDA ANDERSON COUNTY COUNCIL

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REGULAR MEETING February 6, 2018 at 6:30PM

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INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

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CITIZENS COMMENTS: Agenda Matters

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ORDINANCE- THIRD READING: none

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ORDINANCE- SECOND READING: none

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ORDINANCE- FIRST READING:

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Mr. Ray Graham

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2018-002: a Supplemental ordinance to amend to Ordinance 2017-016, the operating and capital budget of Anderson County for the fiscal year beginning July , 2017, and ending June 30, 2018.

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(To be considered during Finance Committee Report)

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2018-003: an ordinance authorizing a Fee-in-Lieu-of-Tax Arrangement on behalf of Project Spindle, (THE COMPANY ) Pursuant To a Fee-In-Lieu-OF-Tax Agreement between Anderson County, South Carolina (THE COUNTY ) and the company; authorizing a 5-year extension of the investment period for all investments over the statutory minimum investment; authorizing the execution and delivery of an Infrastructure Financing Agreement (IF A), granting certain infrastructure credits to the company. Mr. Burriss Nelson (allotted 10 minutes)

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RESOLUTIONS: none

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REPORT FROM CIVIC CENTER AD HOC COMMITTEE MEETING HELD JANUARY 23, 2018: Chairman Ken Waters (allotted 10 minutes) Executive Session: Civic Center Management- Proposal

Page Two Anderson County Council Agenda for February 6, 2018

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REPORT FROM CHEDDAR COMMUNITY MEETING HELD JANUARY 30, 2018: M. Cindy Wilson (allotted I 0 minutes)

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REPORT FROM PUBLIC SAFETY /HEALTH HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 1, 2018: minutes)

Chairman Ray Graham ( allotted 15

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Update on National Institute of Corrections Study b. Discussion on QRV Proposal

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REPORT FROM PLANNING AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 1, 2018: Chairman M. Cindy Wilson (allotted 15minutes)

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Pavement Management presentation b. Executive Session: Solid Waste Disposal Contract

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REPORT FROM FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 5, 2018: 1. Capital Chairman Ken Waters (allotted 15 minutes)

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10 2018 Dodge Chargers-Sheriffs Office b. 26 Tablet Computers for Sheriffs Vehicles c. Aligner with Cabinet- Fleet Services d. Three Juniper Switches e. Back-Up Solution

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Radio Fees 3. FY 2017 State Homeland Security Grant 4. FY Supplemental Budget Ordinance-2018-002 5. Transfers 6. Executive Session- Personnel Matter

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APPOINTMENTS:

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REQUESTS BY COUNCIL: All Districts(allotted 14 minutes) City of Anderson- unappropriate funds- D2 Wren Youth Association- D6 ACTC Student Radio (WPPB the Pulse) - ALL

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ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT: a. Letter of Appreciation: To: Mr. Rusty Bums From: Laneika Musalini b. Semi- Annual Veterans Report c. Budget Transfers

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CITIZENS COMMENTS: Other Matters 18. REMARKS FROM COUNCIL: 19. ADJOURNMENT:

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication. or a modification of policies or procedures in order to participate in this program. service or activity please contact the office of the program. service or activity as soon as possible but no later than 24 hours before the scheduled event. (allotted 2 minutes)

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RESOLUTION R2o18-oo8 A RESOLUTION TO CONGRATUlATE AND WELCOME PAPAS AND BEER MEXICAN RESTAURANT TO THE PIERCETOWN COMMUNI1Y AND OTHER MATTERS THAT RELATE THERETO:

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WHEREAS, Papa's and Beer Mexican Restaurant has been a business partner in the Anderson community for over six (6) years with their current location at 160 West Beltline Boulevard; and,

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WHEREAS, Papa's and Beer Mexican has been a good neighbor in our restaurant community; preparing entrees with quality ingredients prepared in traditional Mexican fashion; and,

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WHEREAS, Papa's and Beer Mexican is a place where locals, families and friends gather in a diverse environment and experience authentic Mexican fare;

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WHEREAS, Papa's and Beer Mexican on January 16, 2018 is expanding its eatery and opening a new neighborhood Mexican cafe at a new location on Highway 81 North near I-85 interchange in the Piercetown community; and,

WHEREAS, Anderson County is fortunate to have corporate citizens of vision and commitment that step forward to energize our community; and, NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved that: The Anderson County Council congratulates Papa's and Beer Mexican Restaurant on their expansion as they open the doors of the Highway 81 North location, and extent well wishes on this new endeavor providing fresh, authentic Mexican food at an affordable price to the Piercetown and Anderson communities.

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Your dedication to this community is greatly appreciated.

RESOLVED in meeting duly assembled this 6th day of February, 2018: ATTEST: Rusty Burns County Administrator Lacey A. Croegaert Clerk to Council FOR ANDERSON COUN1Y: Tommy Dunn, Chairman District Five

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R2018-009

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RESOLUTION TO COMMEND AND HONOR THE GROVE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND ITS VOLUNTEERS FIREFIGHTERS FOR FIFTY YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO ITS RESIDENTS;

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Whereas, the Anderson County Council considers it a privilege to recognize and celebrate Grove Fire Department and its members for fifty years of steadfast and relentless service; for their call to duty in safeguarding the lives of their fellow citizens and their properties in their community and for making Anderson County a safer, better place to live and work; and,

Whereas, Grove Fire Department began service in 1967 and is one out of 28 fire departments in Anderson County Fire System; and, Whereas, Grove Fire Department through its dedication of its countless volunteers and the support of the community has evolved to provide the highest level of fire and rescue services to its residents and all citizens of Anderson County; and, Whereas, Grove Fire Department and its volunteer firefighters provide an instrumental and invaluable commodity in protecting lives and property for our citizens; a personal compassionate service that is not taken lightly, rather executed courageously and fearlessly with safety of others at the forefront of every call; and, Whereas, Anderson County Council recognizes that the key to success in a community is its people especially those who demonstrate qualities of vision, dedication and servant leadership; stepping forward to guide, direct and energize the community, often at a considerable sacrifice; and, Whereas, Anderson County Council and the residents of Anderson County are pleased to recognize and to celebrate Grove Fire Department and its members for fifty years of dedicated service to the community; the Anderson County Council is especially appreciative of the volunteer firefighters and their willingness to sacrifice their time and self to protect the citizens of Anderson County. RESOLVED in meeting duly assembled this day 6th day of February, 2018. FOR ANDERSON COUNTY: Tommy Dunn, Chairman District Five ATTEST: Rusty Burns County Administrator
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Ray Graham District Three

Lacey A. Croegaert Clerk to Council RESOLUTION R2018-010

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RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND EXPRESS PROFOUND APPRECIATION TO MR. STEVE HARTSELL FOR HIS EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE QUALITY

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OF LIFE AND WELFARE OF THE DOUBLE SPRINGS COMMUNITY AND TO ANDERSON COUNTY AS A WHOLE; AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO.

WHEREAS, Mr. Steve Hartsell has served the Double Springs community in Anderson County with distinction for many years, so much so that he is well-known as the unofficial mayor of Double Springs ; and WHEREAS, Mr. Hartsell has leveraged his considerable leadership ability and tireless work ethic to advance Double Springs Park, where his endless generosity with his personal time and energy has been indispensable to building, maintaining, and improving the Park; and
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WHEREAS, Mr. Hartsell served for many years on the Anderson County Transportation Committee, working to disburse funding responsibly and strategically to provide the best and safest possible County roads, bridges, and sidewalks; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Hartsell has set an influential example for his fellow citizens through his inspiring dedication to his wife and family; and WHEREAS, on behalf of the citizens of Anderson County, the Anderson County Council, with gratitude for his many years of committed service to the Double Springs community, Double Springs Park, the Anderson County Transportation Committee, and to Anderson County as a whole, do hereby congratulate Mr. Hartsell for his distinguished contributions and express our best wishes to him and his family for their continued success and happiness in the years to come. RESOLVED in a meeting duly assembled this 6th day of February 2018. FOR ANDERSON COUNTY: Tommy Dunn, Chairman District Five ATTEST: Rusty Bums County Administrator
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Tom Allen District Four

Lacey A. Croegaert Clerk to Council
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State of South Carolina

County of Anderson

ANDERSON COUNTY COUNCIL SPECIAL PRESENTATION MEETING IN ATTENDANCE : TOMMY DUNN , CHAIRMAN RAY GRAHAM KEN WAT ERS TOM ALLEN CRAIG WOOTEN M. CINDY WILSON ALSO PRESENT : RUSTY BURNS LACEY CROEGAERT
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TOMMY DUNN : I ' d like to call the 2 January 16th Special Presentation part of the Council 3 meeting to order . And I want to welcome each and 4 everyone of you here . Glad to see you here tonight . 5 We're going to change the agenda order out in just 6 a little bit . I think some peop l e on Item (a) are 7 supposed to be here . Give Ms . Wilson more time to 8 commence . We ' ll start with (b) , Item 2(b) R2018 - 004 , 9 Vice Chairman Ray Graham. Mr. Graham .

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RAY GRAHAM : Thank you , Mr . Chairman . 11 Mr . Chairman , I ' d like to bring forth in form of a 12 motion , R2018-005 . This is A Resolution to Honor and 13 Recognize Rhonda Gregory as 2018 South Carolina Middle 14 School Assistant Principal of the Year ; and other 15 Matters Related Thereto . 16 Whereas, after earning an English Education degree 17 from Anderson Univers i ty Rhonda became an Engl ish 18 teacher of 8th grade students teaching at McCants and 19 Glenview Middle Schools in Anderson School District 20 Five. After teaching for two years Rhonda believed 21 she could help make positive differences in education 22 thus prompting the decision to further her education. 23 She attended Furman University enrolling in the School 24 Leadership program earning a Master ' s Degree i n 25 Leadership in 2010 and an Educational Specialist 26 Degree in 2013 ; and 27 Whereas, Rhonda was a teacher for seven years 28 before taking on the role of Assistant Principal at 29 Honea Path Middle School . She is currently in her 30 fifth year as assistant principal . She believes each 31 student has the potential to find success . Rhonda can 32 often be heard saying Leaders are Readers ; and 33 Whereas, on October 24 , 2017 Rhonda was recognized 34 and honored by Anderson University as a rising leader 35 of our community in The Independent Mail ' s 2017 Class 36 of 20 Under 40 ; and 37 Whereas, Rhonda Gregory was selected as 2018 South 38 Carolina Middle School Assistant Principal of the year 39 on December 5 , 2017 by the South Carolina Association 40 of School Administrators ; and 41 NOW, THEREFORE the Anderson County Council 42 recognizes and honors Rhonda Gregory who passionately 43 serves the children and families of our community . We 44 appreciate your dedication , leadership and personal 45 commitment for our youth who will become future 46 educators and leaders in our community . We are happy 47 to celebrate and salute your most recent recognition 48 and distinction as 2018 South Carolina Middle School 49 Assistant Princ i pal of the Year . 50 RESOLVED in meeting duly assembled this 16th day

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of January , 2018. TOMMY DUNN : We have a motion Mr . Graham. Have a second? CINDY WILSON : Second . TOMMY DUNN : Second Ms . Wilson . Any discussion? All in favor of the motion show of hands . All opposed like sign. Show the motion carries unanimously. Mr . Graham . RAY GRAHAM : Mr. Chairman , if I could have Ms . Gregory and her family come to the front for a presentation .

(PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTION) TOMMY DUNN : Okay. We 'l l be moving on

to the next item on the agenda , 2(c)2018 - 005. Councilman Wooten . Mr. Wooten . CRAIG WOOTEN : Yes , Mr . Chairman, I'd like to put this in the form of a motion for R2018 - 004 , A Resolution to Recognize and Raise Awareness for the Critical Demand of Foster Care Homes needed for Children in our Community ; and other matters related thereto. Whereas, since December 1 , 2017 , there have been 4357 children placed in foster care in South Carolina, with 3071 of those children having regular placement. Currently there are only 1639 licensed regular foster homes throughout the state requiring 62 of the children in foster care to be placed outside of the county they reside . As a result, these children are separated from their school, churches , friends and support systems ; and Whereas, since December 1, 2017 in Anderson County there have been 191 children placed in foster care with only 88 licensed regular foster homes. We are in need of 103 new families to assist in providing foster care to children of Anderson County; and Whereas, the Department of Social Services serves within the communities of South Carolina to promote safety, permanency , stability and focus on the well- being of children and young adults through foster care and adoption. There are 570 children who are legally free and available for adoption currently in foster care; and Whereas, children in foster care come from varying backgrounds including some who have been starved and exposed to trauma , abuse or neglect . These children are in need of nurturing family homes that will provide an investment of time , guidance , and love to make a difference in their lives. It is important to educate , campaign and bring awareness to the communities of Anderson County of the current issue we
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are facing for children in foster care. 2 RESOLVED in meeting duly assembled this 16th day 3 of January, 2018 . 4 Put that in the form of a motion . 5 TOMMY DUNN: Mr. Wooten has a motion . 6 Have a second? 7 TOM ALLEN : Second . 8 TOMMY DUNN: Second Mr . Allen . Are 9 there any discussion? Hearing none , all in favor of

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Mr . Wooten ' s motion show of hands . All opposed like 11 sign . Show the motion carries unanimously . 12 Moving on to Item number 2(d) 2018-006. Put this 13 in the form of a motion . Mr . McClure was presented 14 this the other night at the Zoning Appeals Board and 15 isn ' t here. But for the record , like to read this and 16 let the Council pass this . Again , I put this as a 17 motion . A Resolution to Honor and Recognize Hubert 18 McClure ' s Decades of Service to the Anderson County 19 Land Use and Zoning Board of Appeals and the Anderson 20 Community; and Other Matters Related Thereto . 21 Whereas, Mr. Hubert McClure has served on the 22 Anderson County Land Use and Zoning Board of Appeals 23 for Twenty years , including dedicated service as 24 Chairman ; and 25 Whereas, Mr. McClure graduated from Westside High 26 School in 1985, Tri-County Technical College in 1989 , 27 Clemson University in 1994 with a bachelor ' s degree in 28 Mathematics and in 1998 with a master ' s degree ; and 29 Whereas, Mr . McClure served in the United States 30 Marine Corps from 1988 to 1996, including service in 31 Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm and 32 he has brought his military, educational , business , 33 and life experience to bear in his over twenty years 34 of teaching students at Tri-County Technical college , 35 one military veteran and student stating in a 2011 36 news article , I just recently and with the help of 37 Hubert have been assimilating better into 38 civilization ; and 39 Whereas, Mr. McClure is the proud father of 40 Lauren, 19 and Walt , 11 , and manages and co-owns a 41 beef cattle farm and worked with his father at McClure 42 Surveying for over twenty years; and 43 Whereas, Anderson County is grateful to Mr. 44 McClure for his over twenty years of dedicated service 45 to the Anderson County Land Use and Zoning Board of 46 Appeals and hereby honor and recognize his many 47 contribution to the Anderson Community . 48 RESOLVED in meeting duly assembled this 16th day 49 of January , 2018. 50 I put that in the form of a motion.

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CINDY WILSON : Second . TOMMY DUNN : Second Ms . Wilson . Is there any discussion? Hearing none , all in favor of the motion show of hands. All opposed like sign . Show the motion carries unanimously.
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Ms . Wilson , you want to move on or what you want -- what would you like to do?

CINDY WILSON : I just called to find out where they are and I ' ve got a phone call back , but I suppose at this moment , unless we see about 20 girls bouncing in here shortly , we ' ll have to reschedule . TOMMY DUNN : Reschedule? You want to - - okay .

CINDY WILSON: Thank you . TOMMY DUNN : Hearing that , then , we ' ll

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get that rescheduled when they can make it. Must have been a mix up or something . But anyway , hearing that , this part of the Council meeting will be -- of the presentation and proclamations will be adjourned . We ' ll reconvene back here for regular Council meeting starting at 6 : 30 .

(SPECIAL PRESENTATION MEETING ADJOURNED 6:15 P.M.)

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State of South Carolina

County of Anderson

ANDERSON COUNTY COUNCIL COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING IN ATTENDANCE : TOMMY DUNN, CHAIRMAN RAY GRAHAM GRACIE FLOYD TOM ALLEN CRAIG WOOTEN KEN WATERS M. CINDY WILSON ALSO PRESENT : RUSTY BURNS LEON HARMON LACEY CROEGAERT
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TOMMY DUNN: call the January the 16th Council meeting to order . every one of y ' all here. on a cold night. At this Councilman Waters if he ' d Pledge of Allegiance . If GRACIE FLOYD : TOMMY DUNN : GRACIE FLOYD : like to keep my seat. At this time we ' d like to regular Anderson County Like to welcome each and Thank y ' all for coming out time I ' d like to ask lead us in Invocation and we'd all rise , please .
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Mr. Chair . Yes , ma ' am . With your permission I ' d

TOMMY DUNN : Yes, ma'am . We understand . Health reason Ms . Floyd will be sitting . (INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE BY KEN WATERS) TOMMY DUNN : At this time are there any changes or corrections to be made to the January the 2nd regular Anderson County Council meeting minutes? Anybody have any? Anybody make a motion to accept them as presented? RAY GRAHAM: So moved . TOMMY DUNN : Mr. Graham makes a motion to accept as presented. Mr . Waters seconds . All in favor of the motion show of hands . All opposed like sign. Show the motion carries unanimously .

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Moving on to Item number 4 , Citizens Comments. Mr. Harmon calls your name , please state your name and district for the record. Address the Chair . You have three minutes , and keep matters on agenda items only this first go - around . Mr. Harmon.

LEON HARMON : Mr . Chairman , there are two citizens signed up. First , Frank Pressly . FRANK PRESSLY : Okay . I ' m addressing Item number 13 . I ' m Frank Pressly , District 2 . I googled Allied Waste and the word indictment. And I got about twenty- five examples of times over the past twenty years that Allied Waste has been indicted for corruption and bribery . Now , my concern here is , we ' re dealing with a company that spanked us twenty years ago. And there was no reason that we had to sell (feedback from mic). What I handed out to you here is, on the first three pages was one of the dozens of articles that I picked out because it ' s kind of close to us here , although it involves a city council . And it shows that they were convicted of bribery and corruption related to Allied Waste . Now what I have attached to that is a copy of a contract , an EDS from Chicago, where Allied Waste is applying for a contract with Chicago . Now , if you notice on page 1 , the name of the entity applying is Allied Waste Transportation Inc.

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Now let me jump you forward to page 4 of that and you ' ll see down at the bottom it says , please provide ownership information concerning each person or ent i ty that holds an anticipated interest . You 'l l see it ' s listed Allied Waste North America , Allied Waste Industries , Republic Services , and then Cascade Investment . Oddly enough , they have so many of these Allied Waste names , that they didn ' t even list Allied Waste Transportation so they don ' t - - they got so many names they don ' t even know their own name . Now if you jump over to page 7 , you ' ll see that the reason that they have done this is , pursuant to Municipal Code Chapter blah blah , neither the applicant nor any controlling person is currently indicted or charged with or has admitted guilt of and so on and so forth . Basically what they do is they sell the companies around to shell companies who are their own entities . If you look through these and look at their origins , they are all t he same company , they ' re just sister companies , shell companies , and that ' s how they cover up the corruption of what they have been indicted for and reduce down to a single person the ownership of one of these contracts so that they don ' t have to say that they ' ve ever been indicted and so forth.
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believe that we don ' t need to deal with a company that ripped us off . They may be the only player on the block right now but we have Greenville . We shou l d be able to work something out with them . Whatever they ' re doing with other entities , should be good enough for us , too . The way I see it , the numbers they're giving us , we ' re going to spend a hundred and twenty million dollars with them in the next eighteen years . And why is it eighteen years? What happened to multiple year contracts that binds the hands of the Council and so forth? I mean it should be one year to one year. To have our own waste disposal , to build it and to run it for the next twenty years is -- -

LEON HARMON : FRANK PRESSLY: f o rty million dollars. TOMMY DUNN : FRANK PRESSLY:
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million dollars -- - LEON HARMON :

Fant . Time , Mr . Chairman . --- projected to cost about Time . We need to take that eighty Next speaker , Elizabeth ELIZABETH FANT : Elizabeth Fant , District 3 . Well , I didn ' t know Mr . Pressly was going to be here tonight , and I didn ' t know he was going to talk on

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that. But guess what, I was , too. I think there ' s 2 too much hanky panky. We ' ve gone through so much with 3 these companies , I believe , and you can put it on the 4 record , I believe that these waste companies are 5 nothing but the pure Mafia . 6 We have distinguished gentlemen and ladies sitting 7 up there . Do you want your name attached with that? 8 I think that we need to pursue this a lot further . 9 The landfills are a big part of where there is the

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corruption that is behind the scenes not only in 11 Anderson County but other places . Y' all need to look 12 hard and long before you hook up with this 13 arrangement . 14 TOMMY DUNN : Next , Mr . Harmon . 15 LEON HARMON : That's all , Mr. Chairman . 16 TOMMY DUNN : Moving on next , Item number 17 5 , Issues concerning District 2. Ms. Floyd . 18 GRACIE FLOYD: Thank you . Tonight I 19 wanted to talk about District 2. I am involved with 20 all of Anderson County ; every space , every inch , every 21 mile . I am involved with Anderson County . But I am 22 particularly involved with District 2 because that is 23 the District that allows me to be here through their 24 voting for me for the pas t e i ghteen years . And that ' s 25 where my concern is . 26 This year -- well , first of all , I was unable to 27 meet a ll of my goals for last year , b u t I did pretty 28 good anyway . Those of you who called me , you know 29 that I worked from the bed and did a pretty good job 30 and was ve r y comfortable whi l e I did it . But I worked 31 never the less . I will continue the work that we ' re 32 go i ng to do this year . 33 I want Anderson County to be more peop l e friendly . 34 All people friendly . I want Anderson County to focus 35 on -- not on the fishing part of i t , not on the sports 36 part o f it only , I want them to focus on every facet 37 of it . The quality of living part . Clean 38 neighborhoods. Communities where people are 39 comfortable to live in . And I want us to look at the 40 comp l a i nts that people come to us with . 41 On the quality of living for District 2 , I would 42 like to see our parks in District 2 a little better . 43 I' m not asking for a Civic Center park , but I ' m asking 44 for a park that people can access right in their 45 neighborhoods without having to go al l the way up to 46 the Civic Center . 47 I ' m l ooking for Broadway Lake to start something 48 this year . As you may or may not know , I have asked 49 that Broadway Lake be turned into a facility where 50 families could go to enjoy the water out there . It ' s

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awful that we have people out there swimming around 2 and there's this big old sign that says No Swimming 3 Please , and then under the sign, you see the sheriff 4 police people standing around looking . Either we ' re 5 going to close it down or we ' re going to fix it up so 6 it can be used. I've had this as a ongoing project 7 for about two years . Nothing much has been done . 8 They did a courtesy - - I feel like it was a courtesy, 9 let ' s do this so we can get her to be quiet for a

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little while . But I want more than that. I really 11 want more than that . 12 I received a letter from a family , a couple who 13 recently used the house on McFalls Landing . Folks , 14 they actually wrote me a letter thanking me for 15 putting up with everything I went through to get that 16 facility straightened up . They said that because we 17 did that it ' s a pleasant place to enjoy . The l etter , 18 the little note that they sent me , it just made me 19 feel so good , like , maybe we are on the right track 20 about these things that we ' re trying to do. There are 21 several parks around Broadway Lake . I would like to 22 see them cleaned up some and something put there so 23 folks can go out to enjoy . Like I said , I ' m not 24 aski ng for another Green Pond out there . All I ' m 25 asking for is it to be as nice as it could possibly be 26 for the people who live in that area . 27 There are other things that District 2 will be 28 working towards trying to accomp l ish in this year 29 that ' s going to be people friendly and it ' s going to 30 increase the quality of life . 31 I listened to the story about the lady who was on 32 the ladder catching the babies as they were thrown out 33 of a house that was on fire . She in turn threw it 34 down . She said that was her job . She said that ' s 35 what she was meant to do . She sa i d she was doing only 36 what was in her heart about her job . And I started 37 thinking about Council . And I said , do we do what we 38 need to do with the people who have prob l ems that come 39 to u s? Or do we just chuck it off? Or do we not 40 answer the telephones when they call? Or do we tell 41 them we ' re going to call you back and we don ' t? Are 42 we doing the same thing? Are we working to the extent 43 of our position that we ' re supposed to be doing? 44 Sometimes I don ' t think so . Sometimes I don ' t think 45 so . 46 There ' s a lady who has an issue with zoning and my 47 heart goes out to her . I can ' t help her . Number one , 48 I ' m not an attorney. Number two , the questions she 49 asks I can ' t answer . But I know this l ady needs some SO help . If she ' s wrong , then let ' s work with her and

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show her that she ' s wrong . If she ' s right , then let ' s 2 work with her and make it right . 3 Bu t for District 2 , that ' s what I pledge to do . 4 That ' s what I pledge to continue to do . To work with 5 people. To talk to people . I don ' t have an unlisted 6 telephone nor do I have one of those things on my 7 phone that will let you know who is calling . Anybody 8 calls , I pick up the phone . Could be my child . 9 Anybody calls , I pick up the phone . I ' m having

10 problems with my cell phone right now . Apple 11 whatever , you know Apple ' s having problems . But you 12 call my house , I answer the phone . I pledge to 13 continue to work in this year. I don ' t know about 14 next year . I can only talk about -- really I can on l y 15 about this moment right now. But I ' m going to push 16 it , Lord , and I ' m going to go through the year . 17 And I want you Council members to please join with 18 me . Let ' s do a better job in representing our 19 constituents. Let ' s answer the phone when they cal l. 20 Let ' s try our best to help them solve their problems . 21 Let ' s not put on a Pony Show -- let ' s say Dog and 22 Pony Show -- for the people who voted for us to be up 23 here . To represent them . And I ' m asking you to let ' s 24 be peop l e friend l y . Let ' s work wi th everybody here in 25 Anderson County , the North , the South , the East and 26 the West of Anderson County . If you ' ve got a problem, 27 then you ' ve got a Council person . If you live in 28 Anderson , then you ' ve got a Counc i l person . And if 29 you ' ve got a Council person , then that Counc i l person 30 should be us . And we should be the ones that are 31 helping these people. If we don ' t know , let ' s find 32 out . 33 And that is the -- my commitment to the citizens 34 of all of Anderson County and to the citizens of 35 Anderson County District 2 . And I thank you. 36 TOMMY DUNN : Moving on now to the next 37 item on the agenda . Year End PAWS Report . Mr . Allen . 38 TOM ALLEN : Thank you , Mr . Chairman . 39 Can you hear me now? Am I on? Yeah , I want to take a 40 few minutes ton i ght regarding the Anima l Shelter , our 41 PAWS shelter . (Inaudib l e) . I wanted to ta l k a little 42 bit about the animal shelter tonight and the great job 43 that they ' re doing out there . As a lot of you know 44 I ' ve been pretty much involved in the animal 45 protect ion business , and rewriting ordinances and so 46 on . And I just wanted to read a couple o f numbers to 47 you tonight and then I ' d like to introduce our 48 veterinarian from the shelter if she ' d like to say a 49 few words . I ' m not putting her on the spot , but , 50 anyway .
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Just to look at some of the things that have 2 occurred. For instance, in 2016 there were 1449 3 adoptions. This year there were 2895 adoptions. 4 Euthanasia back in 2016 was 2986 animals. In 2017 it 5 was only 409 animals euthanized. This is a great step 6 forward. I think maybe spay and neutering is catching 7 on in addition to the great job that they're doing at 8 the animal shelter. And we're basically right now 9 Anderson County is considered a no-kill shelter

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because their rate down there now, they're saving any 11 place between 93 and 95 percent of all the animals 12 either by getting them back to the owners or adopting 13 them out or sending them out to other no-kill shelters 14 around the state and around the country. Just doing a 15 fantastic job. 16 And I'd like to introduce our vet. Kim, would you 17 like to come up and say anything? If you would, you 18 had mentioned something about what they're doing in 19 Charleston and some of the state laws. That would 20 probably be a better mike. This is Doctor Sanders, 21 our veterinarian, in case you haven't met her. 22 KIM SANDERS: Just want to say thank you 23 all for the support that you've given us over the last 24 year. It's just been tremendous and we couldn't have 25 done it without every bit of your support and all of 26 your help. The goal for the state of South Carolina 27 for the end of 2018 will be to no longer be 28 euthanizing healthy dogs. And as one of their key 29 resource centers, we are certainly headed in the right 30 direction. We're really excited to be a big part of 31 that and be one of the first states to have a no-kill 32 initiative in place and to be one of the leaders for 33 South Carolina. So thank you all for your support. 34 TOM ALLEN: Thank you. Really 35 appreciate what you've done. I paid her five dollars 36 earlier to say those nice things about Council. So 37 it's okay. 38 But seriously, though, they're doing a wonderful 39 job down there. And I encourage anybody, if you've 40 not been down there, go down, adopt an animal, foster 41 an animal, chip in a few dollars, take down some -- a 42 bag of dog food, cleaning materials or any of the 43 other things they need down there. So thank you, 44 again, Kim, for what you do. And thank you, Ms. 45 Floyd. 46 TOMMY DUNN: Thank you, Mr. Allen. 47 CINDY WILSON: Mr. Chairman, may I add? 48 TOMMY DUNN: Ms. Wilson. 49 CINDY WILSON: It was (microphone issues) 50 brought before this Council, I guess it's been about

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four , five years ago , implemented the low cost spay/ neuter program and hopefully that ' s finally kicking in , too . But the new spirit at the (microphone issues again) . GRACIE FLOYD : Mr . Chairman . TOMMY DUNN : Ms . Floyd . GRACIE FLOYD : Mr . Allen , thank you for that report . But I do have a concern . In my neighborhood , we just recently received a cat , a black and white cat. We all wondered how it got there . But we have two cats now . I don ' t know if this cat is a product of the release -- I mean clip and release thing . But we do have a new cat in the neighborhood -- well , we had a new cat in the neighborhood. I saw tiim the other day , in the road, splashed. Splat. Somebody ran over him . When I got back , I was going to call somebody to come remove him. But when I got back it was a mess . Somebody else ran over the poor little cat who was not euthanized , who was just wandering the neighborhood. Then I went up on Main Street and I saw another cat that was dead , splash . On Main Street . And then I saw another one the same day . There ' s three dead cats in the middle of the street that were just lying there . I wish we could do something about that . Thank you . RAY GRAHAM : Mr . Chairman . TOMMY DUNN : Yes , sir . RAY GRAHAM : I ' d also like to commend
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Dr . Sanders and her staff on the excellent job you guys have done this year . Y' all are truly putting in a lot of hard effort and moving in a good direction and definitely want to commend you guys for the great job y ' all have done and we appreciate all the hard work .

-TOMMY DUNN: Anyone else? Also like to echo , I know it ' s very tough , I ' ve said numerous times , that ' s one of the toughest jobs I believe you could have out there working that. I know I couldn ' t do it . And appreciate all what the staff does and under the leadership of Doctor Sanders . Been a remarkable turnaround. And doing a great thing and any way this Council can help, let us know . Thank you very much .
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Moving on to Item number 7 , Ordinance third reading , there are none. Item number 8 , Ordinance second reading there ' s none. Item number 9 , Ordinance first reading there's none.

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1 the process of reviewing the Anderson County Code of 2 Ordinances to streamline land development processes . 3 Put that in the form of a motion . 4 CINDY WILSON : Second . 5 TOMMY DUNN : Second Ms . Wilson. Now 6 discussion . I ' d just like to explain that. Some of 7 us have talked about it now for quite some time . Some 8 of our ordinances contradict what the other one says . 9 We just went back to something-- y ' all remember last

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year I think it was we had an instance where we had to 11 go through three readings so somebody could put a 12 brick house in a place . Hopefully get somebody to 13 come in, me and the Administrator ' s talked about it , 14 me and Mr . Forman ' s talked about it , me and several 15 Council members have talked about it and this is just , 16 put this in motion to get something looked at and get 17 done and report back to Council . Ms . Wilson. 18 CINDY WILSON : Very quickly . It's - - 19 along with what you ' ve said there have been some 20 comments out in the development community and the 21 Board of Realtors and Building Association that they 22 appreciate the better efficiencies that they have in 23 permitting here , but we do have a few things to iron 24 out . And I would hope that in the near future we 25 could have a meeting with all those entities and the 26 developers to sit down and go through things . We by 27 no means want to discourage good development but we 28 certainly want to make sure anything that is not -- 29 well , I should say , if they ' re applying for rezoning , 30 or a radical change in use , then it does definitely 31 need to go through the process and make sure it ends 32 up really well. Thank you . 33 TOMMY DUNN: Thank you , Ms . Wilson . 34 Anyone else? All in favor of the motion show of 35 hands . All opposed like sign . Show the motion 36 carries unanimously. 37 Move on to Item number 11 Bid Approvals . 11(a) 38 Five Mile Sewer Line Phase Two. Requesting award of 39 bid to low bidder Strack Incorporated . Bid of one 40 point seven million dollar -- one million seven 41 hundred nineteen thousand one hundred and seventy- one 42 dollars and seventy- one cents . County has been 43 awarded a RIA grant of a half million dollars and the 44 remaining balance of the one point two and some change 45 will come from the sewer fund balance. We have a 46 motion to move this forward? 47 KEN WATERS : So moved . 48 CINDY WILSON : Second. 49 TOMMY DUNN : Motion Mr . Waters , second 50 Ms . Wilson. Any discussion? Ms . Wilson.

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CINDY WILSON: I always have a problem remembering our local preference and all . Did that play into this consideration? TOMMY DUNN : No , it didn ' t take effect in this. Mr . Carroll's shaking his head no . CINDY WILSON: Okay . Thank you . TOMMY DUNN : Yes , ma ' am . Anyone else? All in favor of the motion show of hands. All opposed like sign . Al l abstentions . Show the mot i on carries with Mr. Waters , Mr . Allen , Mr . Dunn, Mr . Graham , Mr . Wooten, and Ms . Wilson in favor . And Ms . Floyd abstains .
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Moving on to Item number 11(b ) Sheriff ' s cars . Twenty Dodge Chargers . Bid approval to Sheriff cars , twenty Dodge Chargers , requesting awarding to Globa l Public for six hundred and one thousand seventy-five dollars. Council approved one million dollars in the current capital budget for patrol cars and this will be paid from those funds . Do we have a motion to move this forward?

KEN WATERS : So moved. TOMMY DUNN : Motion Mr . Waters . Do we have a second? CINDY WILSON : Second . TOMMY DUNN : Second Ms . Wilson . Now

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discussion? Have any discussion? GRACIE FLOYD : Yes , I do . TOMMY DUNN : Ms . Floyd . GRACIE FLOYD : Okay . Briefly , could I

find out more about the twenty Dodge Chargers . Now I know you said that the money was put in the budget for this , right? Under the Sheriff ' s department , I mean in the Sheriff ' s department budget?

TOMMY DUNN : Part o f Sheriff ' s department in our capita l budget . Yes , ma ' am .

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GRACIE FLOYD: Okay . And it was enough to buy twenty of the Dodge

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Moving on, Report from the Planning and Public Works Committee meeting held January 8th, 2018. Chairman Wilson. Ms. Wilson.

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CINDY WILSON: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We had discussion concerning recreational space as an issue brought about most recently at Town Hall meetings conducted by Mr. Waters in the Powdersville area for the Northeast County Comprehensive Land Use Map and Plan. The feedback from those meetings indicates a desire by some new residents in the area for more parks.

The county currently owns 36 parks with five hundred and fourteen acres, not including city, state and national parks, with many ballfields, picnic shelters, walking tracks, playgrounds, tennis courts, boat ramps and lake parks. We recognize that many of these new residents are coming from high taxed areas for jobs and retirement to our much lower taxed county. They are locating in dense residential developments which have no places for adults to walk or play areas for children. We requested Mr. Michael Forman, Planning Director, to review what and how other locals address this matter in developments and to report back to us. Next we received an update regarding solid waste. A quick recap of our efforts is as follows. The solid waste disposal contract of the last twenty years expired 12-31-17. It was a deal put together by the previous administration, which included the giving of our Big Creek county-owned landfill for two million dollars to a subsidiary of Laidlaw International, along with the disposal and hauling contracts, without benefit of public competitive bidding. These contracts were tied to CPI resulting in annual price increases. We began deliberations in June as we concluded the 2018 budget, completely -- and complete and fully executed closing documents could not be found. Attachments consisting of schedules and engineering reports could not be found. Our committee met several times during June and July. As time was shortening our committee requested that a request for qualifications be sent to any and all possible facilities within a reasonable drive. The packages were sent out September 20th and two responses were
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received on October 19th . One for Greenville County ' s 2 Twin Chimneys Facilities across the river and Waste 3 Connections , the current owner of the former Anderson 4 County Big Creek landfill . Greenville County offered 5 to take Anderson County municipal solid waste for 6 seventeen dollars a ton , no CPI , construction and 7 demolition for fifteen dollars a ton , e - waste twenty 8 cents a ton , yard waste fifteen dollars a ton and so 9 on. Waste Connections is currently billing Anderson

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County at twenty- nine dollars and fifty - two cents per 11 ton , but offered to reduce to twenty-seven fifty-three 12 per ton for municipal solid waste , continuing to tie 13 to CPI and other considerations. 14 When we met in November we requested fu rther 15 negotiations with Greenville County and Waste 16 Connections . Greenville ' s response was removed from 17 consideration as our county attorney believes that 18 their unwillingness to post a one million dollar 19 performance bond and not having a transfer s i te in 20 Anderson County disqualified them. 21 In addition to those items Council members were 22 concerned about the increased cost for hauling for our 23 municipalities and small haulers tied to the 24 additional mileage and the possibility that Greenville 25 County Council could increase the cost to users by a 26 vote . 27 It was requested by our committee members to staff 28 that negotiations continue with Waste Connections to 29 further reduce the cost to the county considering the 30 seven hundred thousand dollar difference between the 31 two facilities . By December 8th we were i nformed of 32 an improved price from Waste Connections for twenty- 33 four dollars and ninety- nine cents per ton , still tied 34 to CPl . Our committee expressed that while that 35 number was heading in the right d i rection , there was 36 still a substantial gap between the parties , even 37 considering the additional hauling expense . We also 38 made an informal request for a thirty day extension on 39 the contract , as the December 31st expiration and the 40 holidays were fast on us . 41 As Committee Chair , I frequently asked our 42 Administrator for updates . At our January 2nd Council 43 meeting , I spoke with our solid waste director asking 44 for the latest news and he stated that the company had 45 come back at twenty-three dollars per ton . I thanked 46 him for his work and congratulated him on a number 47 that looked very supportable. We set a date for our 48 next Planning and Public Works Committee meeting for 49 January 8th. We were into our 30 day extension that 50 had been granted.

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Friday afternoon I made an almost daily trip to 2 the courthouse to inquire as to new developments and 3 to pick up paperwork for the Monday meeting. 4 Reviewing paperwork that evening it was discovered 5 that on December 29th our Administrator had received a 6 memo from our solid waste director outlining the 7 negotiated items with the company . And that is as 8 follows . 9 I ' ll just go through the numbers . The initial

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disposal rate of twenty-three dollars and ninety cents 11 per ton is item 1 . Item 2 is a f i fteen year term for 12 Anderson County ' s municipal solid waste and 13 construction and demolition . 3 is a four percent 14 i ncrease of d i sposa l rate that wou l d take place i n the 15 sixth and the e l eventh years of the contract , not tied 16 to CPI now . Item 4 , Anderson County approves an 17 annual tonnage cap increase from four hundred and 18 thirty- eight thousand tons to eight hundred and 19 seventy- six thousand tons as approved by DHEC . Number 20 5 , Anderson County approves a lateral expansion 21 subject to the submission of project detai l s that meet 22 all local , state and federal requ i rements . Item 6 , 23 Anderson County exercises the two one- year extens i ons 24 for current hau li ng contract . 7 , host fees wi ll 25 cont i nue as i n current contract . 26 Our committee -- oops - - our committee had met on 27 Monday the 8th , of course , to discuss the 28 aforementioned recreational space and the new solid 29 waste considerat i ons . It was very disappointing to 30 note the delay i n advising the Committee Chairman and 31 in whose district the facility res i des . We discussed 32 that while it was be l ieved that the numbers were 33 supportable and would probably receive County Council 34 approval , the doubling of capacity and the lateral 35 expans i on at th i s late a date wou l d throw a wrench 36 i nto the situat i on , making the ex i sting timetable 37 unworkable . We requested our county attorney to 38 advise us to the possibility of a one to two year 39 extension on the contract , if it was legal , under our 40 county procurement codes , allowing our County Council, 41 county citizens , the company and the residents time to 42 explore all avenues . I requested that items 4 and 5 43 be set aside and be addressed in a more timely manner 44 and separately . 45 We agreed to reconvene on Fr i day , the 12th to 46 receive our attorney ' s opinion and to further d i scuss 47 so l utions . At our new business we quickl y 48 acknowledged our hazmat team and t heir c l eanup work on 49 the 3rd tanker spil l and turn - over near the landf i ll . 50 And that concluded our January 8th meeting .

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Shall I continue with January 12? 2 TOMMY DUNN : Yes , ma ' am . 3 CINDY WILSON : Our committee reconvened 4 with a 30 minute delay allowing members to participate 5 in the Tri - County Tech ribbon cutting . Mr . Al len 6 filled in for one of our members who could not come . 7 Our County Administrator who could not be with us had 8 released his opinion to us the afternoon before that a 9 one to two year extension would violate our

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procurement codes . Therefore -- excuse me -- there 11 was a general consensus that our committee would 12 support the items other than four and five and those 13 items we would save -- with those items exc l uded , the 14 county wou l d save finding and build i ng an est imated 15 one point six mi l lion dollar transfer station and 16 renegotiating new hauling contracts . We had a very 17 spirited discussion regarding the increased capacity 18 and the lateral expansion items . The company had sent 19 a new memo stating that they wanted approval for six 20 hundred and fifty- seven thousand tons per year down 21 from eight hundred and seventy- six thousand tons per 22 year . The current capacity is four hundred and 23 thirty- eight thousand tons per year , of which , by 24 contract , Ande r son County is disposing approxima t ely 25 sixty- six thousand tons per year . 26 Additiona l ly we requested a report outlining what 27 amount is being disposed of by companies in our county 28 and how much out of county trash is coming in . 29 Anderson County currently uses eighteen to nineteen 30 percent of the annual capacity. This report has yet 31 to be obtained , but should be shortly . However , a 32 review of the Dan i el report of 2009 shows the 33 following numbers , starting with 2004 . 34 That year , and I ' ll just round up , three hundred 35 a nd forty - s i x thousand six hundred and twenty tons . 36 2005 , approx i mate l y at least t h ree hundred and sixty- 37 nine thousand seven hundred tons . 2006 , three hundred 38 and fifty - five thousand tons . 2007 , three hundred and 39 forty - four thousand tons . 2008 , three hundred and 40 seventy- two thousand six hundred tons . 2009 , two 41 hundred and thirty- six thousand eight hundred tons . 42 South Carolina DHEC , in response to my questions 43 l ast week , stated that for 2017 Waste Connections 44 received three hundred and forty - s i x thousand four 45 hundred and fifty - one tons of the f our hundred and 46 th i rty- eight thousand tons per year , which is 79 .1 47 percent , just shy of a 20 percen t trigger for 48 expansion app l ication . We also discussed a var i ety of 49 complaints from the community regarding the landfil l , 50 including litter , heavy truck traffic , eighteen

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wheelers on roads that (MICROPHONE ISSUES) . As we had 2 very mixed feelings from the Council members present , 3 we do not have a motion to bring to you tonight as 4 there would be too many working parts on a timetab l e 5 that wouldn ' t allow for items 4 and 5 to be part of 6 the contract , and then as required to be in the solid 7 waste plan, part of the County Comprehensive Land Use 8 Map and Plan as multiple public hearings and three 9 ordinance readings would be required.

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We then moved on to examining some photographs and 11 descriptions of some of the camper and tent dwelling 12 issues that have been provided to our committee by one 13 of our Planning Commission members. We adjourned . 14 Just by way of notification prior to our County 15 Council meeting tonight, Chairman Dunn called and 16 there have been some new developments pertaining to 17 the solid waste matter. And I would like to ask Mr . 18 Dunn is he would bring us up to date on that , please . 19 TOMMY DUNN : Yes , ma ' am. Through the 20 negotiations , as we discussed Friday at the committee 21 meeting , to carry on further negotiations , and as our 22 attorney , Mr . Harmon, and department head , division 23 head , Mr. Greg Smith did , the company has agreed to 24 pull 4 and 5 out of the contract . It also agreed to 25 -- we talked about -- Mr. Allen brought up the two 26 main problems the smell and the litter -- to address 27 these issues. Get the litter picked up daily and work 28 with Mr . Smith on the smell . 29 And so I think with those concerns out , it will 30 be , as I've said earlier the items 4 and 5 will be 31 brought up at a later date. The company did say that , 32 some time to work on, give us time to work on some 33 things getting them . But this much is it . They've 34 agreed to this to go ahead and get the contract out . 35 CINDY WILSON : Pardon? 36 TOMMY DUNN: They've agreed to this , 37 take those out and get the contract out . 38 CINDY WILSON: So we will take up the 39 contract in written form very soon , I would presume . 40 TOMMY DUNN: Well , my thing would be , 41 somebody makes the motion to take it up tonight , we 42 can move on with it. It would be giving the authority 43 -- it would be just like we said taking 4 and 5 out 44 which we all agreed on . 45 CINDY WILSON : Shall I make the motion 46 that we move forward with the contractual agreement 47 with the landfill pending approval of what ' s in the 48 document? 49 TOMMY DUNN: Yes , ma ' am. SO CINDY WILSON : And a proper public

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I greatly appreciate my fellow Council members ' rea l hard work on this . And we ' ve had community input . The staff was run ragged during this time . We are very grateful . It goes without saying that trash , garbage , solid waste whatever you want to call it , the sooner it ' s out of sight , it ' s out of mind . But that ' s not so in a lot of areas of our county . This probably represents about a forty - five million dollar contractual agreement going forward for the next fifteen years . So that ' s very important to our county citizens and we welcome working with this company and the community. TOMMY DUNN: Mr . Graham . RAY GRAHAM: Yes , Mr . Chairman. This

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has definitely been- - it ' s probably one of the biggest headaches since I ' ve been on Council . Mr. Smith , Leon and all the staff that ' s been involved in having to listen to us to say go back and let ' s renegotiate , definitely commend you guys for the job well done . Ms . Wilson , I definitely commend you for being persistent and I think we can definitely say we have got an excellent deal here.

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What impresses me probably the most is basically eleven years from now , we ' re going to be paying less than what we ' re paying today . We ' ve got to have a place to put our solid waste , and , you know , through y ' all ' s hard work , y ' all have been able to save the county a lot of money and we definitely appreciate y ' all ' s diligence on that.

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make a vote on something in a few minutes . But are we voting on? Are we voting to accept the information that we received from the Anderson Regional? Are we going to stay with them?

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TOMMY DUNN: Yes , ma ' am. GRACIE FLOYD : Are we voting to move on to

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GRACIE FLOYD : And removing 4 and 5 . 2 TOMMY DUNN : Yes , ma ' am . 3 GRACIE FLOYD : Out of the contract . 4 TOMMY DUNN : That ' s right . 5 GRACIE FLOYD : So we are not going to 6 entertain the Twin Chimneys thing ; right? 7 TOMMY DUNN : No , ma ' am . 8 GRACIE FLOYD : Good . Okay . 9 TOMMY DUNN : Anyone else?

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CRAIG WOOTEN : I ' d like to say , being a 11 committee member , I think the best negotiations are 12 the ones that end up in your favor , are sometimes 13 lengthy , tiresome and uncomfortable . But it was a 14 true effort by the committee to get what was best for 15 Anderson County . 16 And I do , I also want to commend Mr . Smith and his 17 efforts because it ' s a tough job to go back and forth 18 and make something like this happen . You know , Ms . 19 Wilson ' s efforts , I mean , were tremendous in this . I 20 really feel comfortable that we exhausted every means 21 to get a good deal for Anderson County . It went from 22 twenty- nine to twenty- seven to twenty-four to twenty- 23 three . So we ' re getting a higher level of service 24 while saving money for the county. With the lateral 25 expansion and the capacity being taken to another 26 time, it allows us to give it to them should we deem 27 it necessary to keep providing for the county , but it 28 also allows for input. And so I think this was a win - 29 win a ll the way around . I want to thank Mr . Dunn ' s 30 leadership as chairman to sort of bring us together on 31 this and it ' s a win and I think it ' s , you know , we 32 always used to say , legislation ordinances is not 33 pretty . But when it pushes back and forth like it 34 did , I think we got the best product . 35 GRACIE FLOYD : Mr. Chair . 36 TOMMY DUNN: Ms. Floyd . 37 GRACIE FLOYD : Yes , thank you for letting 38 me speak again because I do have one other thing to 39 say . I was not at the meeting , but I was there . I 40 want to -- I know we give awards to our people who do 41 a good job , even though we pay them the big bucks . We 42 say , oh , what a good job you ' ve done , blah, blah , 43 blah . But I really do want to commend Greg Smith. I 44 worried that man to death , explaining this to me and 45 explaining that to me and what happened here and what 46 happened there . And he hung with me . This man went 47 above and beyond the paycheck that we pay him, because 48 I know I got my couple of dollars out of it , the work 49 that you did . Greg , the only thing I can say to you 50 is you go , boy . You did it . You hung in there with

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me . Thank you. 2 TOMMY DUNN: Anyone else? 3 KEN WATERS: Just to --- 4 TOMMY DUNN: Mr. Waters. 5 KEN WATERS: I have to say , Ms. Wilson , 6 she hung in there for a long time , and so I appreciate 7 that hard work , because I'll tell you what , we ' ve been 8 working on this , what, about a year? So that was a 9 long year and we definitely run the race on this one .

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But she did . I commend you for hanging in there, Ms . 11 Wilson . You done a good job . Thank you , ma ' am. 12 CINDY WILSON : Thank you . 13 TOMMY DUNN: Just want to say I want to 14 thank the committee , but I also want to thank Mr . 15 Harmon and Greg Smith for what they done. They went 16 back and done this negotiation time in . And Mr. 17 Carroll. The staff. Greatly appreciate it. Anything 18 we do in the county is a team effort and we appreciate 19 this , moving forward. Just want to remind you , we've 20 got this part out, we still got hurdles to climb. 21 Let's get on it. Get to it. 22 CINDY WILSON : You have our pledge to 23 begin that process before long. And we ' re going to 24 use the Duke Power approach to the coal ash removal as 25 a template. All the people over there commented on 26 how much they appreciated their input being respected 27 and the relationship with Duke Power . I think we can 28 carry that spirit forward with this company and other 29 issues over there and people will be much happier . 30 Thank you . 31 TOMMY DUNN: Thank you , Ms . Wilson. If 32 nothing else , we ' ll call for the vote . All in favor 33 of the motion show of hands . All opposed like sign. 34 Show the motion carries unanimously . 35 Moving on to Item number 14 , Report from Public 36 Safety/Health and Human Services Committee meeting 37 held January 16 , 2018 . Chairman Graham . Chairman 38 Graham . 39 RAY GRAHAM : Thank you , Mr . Chairman . 40 I'll go ahead and apologize . This is a little 41 lengthy, but I ' m going to speed through it. Just want 42 to share some information with everyone . 43 First and foremost, Lieutenant Baker , who -- is he 44 still here? Lieutenant Baker and his staff was here 45 tonight. Once again they have done a remarkable job 46 as far as getting us up to date on plans . They have 47 submitted to Anderson County and Oconee County a 48 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan to the committee today . 49 And each one of you guys should have a copy of that 50 before you tonight. The committee voted to bring this

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forward with full support. So at this time I ' d ask 2 the Chairman if we could v ote on that . 3 TOMMY DUNN : Coming from the Public 4 Safety Committee doesn ' t need a second. Are there any 5 discussion? All in fa v or of the motion show of hands . 6 All opposed like sign. Show the motion carries 7 unanimously . 8 Just for the record , show Ms . Floyd stepped out of 9 the room . Six in favor .

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I ' d just like to add -- Mr . Chairman , if you would 11 give me just a second . I'd just like to add I want to 12 thank Lieutenant Baker and his whole staff for all the 13 work they ' ve done on this and the great job they ' ve 14 done since coming in. Nothing heard but good things . 15 Keep that snow and ice away from us tonight , you ' ll be 16 doing a great thing . Appreciate that . 17 RAY GRAHAM : Thank you , Mr . Cha i rman . 18 Lieutenant, definitely thank you guys , you and your 19 staff , for the hard work on getting all these plans 20 updated. Definitely appreciate the persistence that 21 you guys have shown on this . 22 Going on with other matters , we did discuss 23 dispatch being -- MedShore dispatch being placed in 24 Central Dispatch . We ' ve discussed this several times . 25 To my understanding , everything should be in place so 2 6 we should be able to move forward with that within the 27 next month . Steve Kelly -- he had another meeting 28 tonight -- but he is going to be working with the 29 Sheriff ' s department and dispatch to ensure we can 30 have a smooth transition with that . That there is 31 going to be very important on some of our issues we ' ve 32 been having with EMS with dispatch time . That ' s going 33 to be very important as far as moving forward and 34 helping create a better response as far as to our 35 citizens . So I'll definitely commend them as far as 36 moving forward with that. 37 The other things we discussed was the EMS as far 38 as new contracts in terms of contracts . In talking , 39 we actually had I think about five of the providers 40 represented today at the meeting . We actually had 41 five providers I think represented today . One of the 42 biggest things , and Steve kind of echoed this , you 43 know , we ' re still having issues with the EMS system . 44 I ' m not going to sit up here and paint a rosy picture 45 that everything is perfect . But Steve and his staff , 46 along with the providers, have worked diligently on 47 ensuring that we are moving forward . Moving forward 48 in a positive direction. If there ' s issues that comes 49 up , you know , it's not a matter of pointing fingers, 50 you know , what are we doing wrong . It ' s a matter of

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coming together and trying to determine what can we do 2 to make it right . I definitely commend these guys for 3 the hard work on this . As each one of my fellow 4 Council members knows , you know , we ' re going to be 5 looking at pursuing another contract as far as with 6 EMS providers in the very near future . What myself 7 and the committee don ' t want to take place this come 8 June , we ' re having to do an extension , or we ' re having 9 to basically scratch our heads and figure out where

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we're going from here. So at this time , I ' d like to 11 put forth, Mr. Chairman , in the form of a motion , to 12 direct the County Administrator to develop appropriate 13 documents to provide for a long term contract of at 14 least three years with possible two year extension for 15 EMS services within Anderson County . And you know , 16 what this is - - I guess I need to see if I can get a 17 second before we discuss it . 18 TOMMY DUNN: Was that? 19 RAY GRAHAM : That's a motion to do that . 20 TOMMY DUNN : That didn ' t come out of 21 committee , did it? 22 RAY GRAHAM : That did not come out of 23 the meeting. We talked about this and basically we 24 was trying to figure out - - and I actually spoke with 25 the county attorney to ensure that we were , you know , 26 basically covering our bases as far as on the 27 procurement and whatnot . 28 TOMMY DUNN: Mr . Graham ' s got a motion 29 on the floor to instruct the Administrator to start 30 drawing up the paperwork to try to get some extension 31 contracts . We have a second? 32 KEN WATERS : Second . 33 TOMMY DUNN: Second Mr . Waters . And 34 what this is a he l p do , too , is not only on our side , 35 but our EMS prov i ders where they can make some plans . 36 Not knowing what ' s going to happen tomorrow and tak i ng 37 that uncertainty out of things . And get things in . 38 That ' s what we need to be able to start doing. The 39 sooner the better . And again , they get this done , the 40 Council will -- come back before Council and Council 41 will , you know , vote on it. This is just giving the 42 Administrator to go out and do that . Mr . Chairman . 43 RAY GRAHAM : That ' s exactly right. This 44 is basically in good faith showing the desire of the 45 Council is to pursue a three year contractual 46 agreement with the EMS providers so basically take and 47 move forward , you know, whether it ' s pursuing new 48 equipment , an ambulance or whatnot . It ' s hard to 49 knock on the door at the bank and ask to borrow money 50 for an ambulance when you ' ve got a one year

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contractual agreement that ' s basically sustaining you. So in a sense , it ' s kind of putting the efforts back in the i r hands . They have defin i tely -- a n d aga i n , I ' m kind of echo i ng Steve Kelly , the Director of EMS , his opinions and also , you know , what we have spoke concerning this in the meeting today . They have truly done an excellent job as far as moving forward . Again , we ' re not where we truly need to be , but we ' re moving i n that direction . And that ' s the purpose o f this .

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TOMMY DUNN: He ' s the EMS director. No , ma ' am . He had another meeting to go to . He ' s not here tonight .

GRACIE FLOYD : Oh , so Steve isn ' t here . Okay . This three year contract that the Administrator will do up , who is it for? Will he go -- i s it a blank three year contract that we will give to whomever later on? Is that we ' re saying here now? Not going to make the contract to anybody , we ' re j u st go i ng to say , here is the agreement on the contract . Or here ' s what we want. Now , go ahead and fix us up a contract to use later on . Is that what it is? TOMMY DUNN : It ' s your motion , I ' ll let you go ahead . RAY GRAHAM : Leon , if you , or Mr . Harmon , if you could , please , sir . LEON HARMON : Yes , Ms . Floyd . The agreements we have in place now , is more than a fill - in - the - blank contract . It was basically a one year extension to the previous contract that inc l uded a very extensive specification as to how each provider would operate . And we would have medical control oversight as well in that process . And so , I would anticipate that these contracts would follow a similar arrangement in the future . (Nothing verba l ized - don ' t know who is speaking) Oh , okay . The contracts would be with the entities and where they currently provide services . For example , MedShore here in their zone of operation . Pendleton. That type of thing . GRACIE FLOYD : Okay. But it ' s not like a -- I ' m trying to compare it to something e l se that we do , if we do something else like that . It ' s not like a contract , let ' s say we ' re going to hire a nurse for Anderson County. Okay . It ' s not like we ' re going to write the qualifications and everything e l se we want .

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It ' s not like that , it ' s from this nurse and then when 2 we hire her then we give her the contract . Is that 3 it? 4 LEON HARMON : No , ma'am. It ' s not like a 5 job description for a nurse , which is probably what we 6 would do . 7 GRACIE FLOYD: Is it a binding contract? 8 LEON HARMON : Yes , ma'am . 9 GRACIE FLOYD : What would we be binding

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to? 11 LEON HARMON : It would be a contract 12 between the provider for a particular area and the 13 county , Anderson County . 14 GRACIE FLOYD: Have we done anything like 15 that before? Can you give me an example? Maybe I can 16 put the two of them together . 17 RUSTY BURNS : Ms. Floyd, we have operated 18 under existing contracts with MedShore and all of the 19 local EMS providers for some time . What the basis of 20 this contract is , is as a result of the study that we 21 did . And in the new contract we put response times , 22 how fast an ambulance should be there . Who should be 23 on these ambulances. It also includes other things 24 like oversight by Mr . Kelly who is our EMS Director . 25 So it prescribes what the Council expects them to do . 26 But it also provides to those providers what they 27 expect us to do. That's primarily it in a nutshell . 28 So , yes , ma ' am. This is a new one , but we ' ve done it 29 for years . 30 GRACIE FLOYD : Oh , okay. All right . Mr. 31 Burns, I thank you. Because it was being presented 32 like it was something brand new that we ' ve never done 33 before, but have we done it for three years before or 34 just one year? 35 RUSTY BURNS : Done it for an extensive 36 period of time and we have taken contracts of three 37 years and then we have optioned the next year and the 38 next year. So yes , ma ' am , we have . 39 GRACIE FLOYD : So we ' re not doing anything 40 to give any one entity an edge over what -- everybody 41 will get the same thing , right? 42 RUSTY BURNS: Yes , ma ' am. Everybody will 43 be fed from the same spoon precisely . 44 GRACIE FLOYD: Okay . Thank you . I 45 understand. Thank you . 46 TOMMY DUNN: And like I said , this is 47 just giving the Administrator and his staff the orders 48 to do this , to carry it out for lack of a better term . 49 All the nuts and bolts Council will look at and vote 50 on , discuss, debate , whatnot. Anything else? All in

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1 favor of the motion show of hands . All opposed like 2 sign. Show the motion carries unanimously. Mr. 3 Chairman . 4 RAY GRAHAM : Thank you , Mr . Chairman. 5 Thank you , fellow Council members , for your support on 6 that. Run down just a brief update as far as on the 7 EMS. This is basically some information that Steve 8 shared as far as what his staff has been able to see 9 was accomplished. As most of you know we have

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basically taken ALS 1 and ALS 2 , which is the two 11 QRVs . One of them is stationed at Three and Twenty 12 Fire Department. The other one is in place at Zion 13 Fire Department . Those chosen places were determined 14 through reviewing the call volume in those areas and 15 they seem to be working well as far as providing 16 services to those areas . 17 Vehicle stock and all the non - essential vehicles 18 was turned back in the fleet . I think they turned in 19 back five vehicles that was basically assigned to EMS 20 division , so that's back in the fleet services at this 21 time . All hard inventory has been inventoried. 22 Basically all policies in Central dispatch concerning 23 EMS has been updated . Also they have went through and 24 ensured , basically updated the new basic care 25 protocols . All that has been signed and put in place 26 with all EMS providers, basically ensuring all the 27 care being provided is on the same page. That has 28 been updated and definitely done a great job on that. 29 They ' ve increased the amount of community outreach 30 programs. They ' ve also trained over sixty deputies in 31 bleed control and CPR and also put stop bleed kits 32 assigned to each one of those deputies to be able to 33 utilize in the field. 34 Employee roster for the QRV response has been 35 updated. I think they ended up removing fifteen 36 employees that was not able to work no more and 37 basically replaced five part - time medics to provide 38 that service. 39 Dr. Stoll is still in the process of completing 40 his medical control board. Hopefully that ' s going to 41 be in place within the next few weeks or within the 42 month. That's probably the big thing that ' s probably 43 still lacking to get completed with the EMS system, so 44 hopefully we can move forward with that and continue 4 5 moving the program forward . 46 At this time , that ' s all Director Kelly had to 47 report and that ' s all that was covered in the Public 48 Safety meeting today . 49 TOMMY DUNN: Appreciate it, Chairman 50 Graham .

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carries unanimously. 11 We ' ll just step right back here in the back , if 12 that ' s all right. 13 (EXECUTIVE SESSION) 14 CINDY WILSON : . .. make the motion that we 15 come out of Executive Session having received a 16 promotion from the Sheriff's Department regarding 17 personnel matters . 18 TOMMY DUNN : And taking no action. We 19 have a motion Ms . Wilson . Have a second by Mr . 20 Graham. Any discussion? All in favor of the motion 21 show of hands. All opposed like sign . Show the 22 motion carries unanimously. 23 Moving on to Item number 18 -- I ' m sorry , number 24 16, appointments . Are there any appointments? Make 25 sure there ain ' t none . 26 Item number 17 , Requests from Council members . 27 Mr. -- just let me say before we go into that , if you 28 haven ' t been checked , the one down for the South 29 Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association. 30 They're hosting a thing in Anderson County . It ' s very 31 good honor to have this be hosting this in Anderson 32 County and they could use a few hundred dollars if we 33 could spare it out of our rec thing and help them host 34 this thing . Want to put that plug in . 35 And at this time, Mr . Waters . 36 KEN WATERS : I have none at this time . 37 TOMMY DUNN: Okay. Mr . Allen. 38 TOM ALLEN : Can I use your mike? 39 TOMMY DUNN : I ' d charge him. 40 TOM ALLEN : Thank you , Ms . Floyd . 41 Yeah, I have a couple here. Make sure I'm on the 42 right page here . There was one on here that I'm going 43 to hold off on , I think , and that is the one -- and 44 they may hate me for this -- school district 4 is 45 asking for money from each of the Council members . 46 They ' ve been invited to Carnegie Hall to perform , 47 which is a real honor . I kind of want to check on 48 this , though , because -- and I know this may not sound 49 good -- but with the one penny sales tax they have 50 that they ' ve received this year, they ' re getting over

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twenty-five million dollars a year throughout the 2 school districts from those taxes . None of it is 3 going to academics . None of it is going into the 4 classroom . And that's by referendum , the way it was 5 written. But we have really nice new football fields , 6 new scoreboards , new weight rooms . We ' ve had new 7 roofs , new air conditioning systems put on. Can they 8 not find a couple of thousand dollars out of that 9 money to send the kids to New York? That ' s the

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question I have . So at this time , I ' m going to hold 11 off on that one until maybe I find out more 12 information on whether they can do that or not . 13 So I ' d like to go on to the next one on the list , 14 which was the Anderson County American Planning 15 Association . I ' d like to do two hundred dollars out 16 of my rec account for that. Put that -- well , I ' ve 17 got one more to do, too , and then I ' ll just put them 18 both in the form of a motion . And , of course , I can ' t 19 find the other one I was looking for. But anyway , 20 it ' s the beauty pageant. And I ' d like to take another 21 two hundred dollars out of my rec funds for the beauty 22 pageant . And I put both of those i n the form of a 23 motion . 24 TOMMY DUNN : Have a second? 25 KEN WATERS : Second . 26 TOMMY DUNN : Second Mr . Waters . Any 27 further discussion? Al l in favor of Mr . Allen ' s 28 motion show of hands . All opposed like sign . Show 29 the motion carries unanimously . Anything else , Mr . 30 Al l en? 31 TOM ALLEN : That ' s all . 32 TOMMY DUNN : Ms . Floyd . 33 GRACIE FLOYD : I don ' t have any . 34 TOMMY DUNN : Thank you . Mr . Graham. 35 RAY GRAHAM : Thank you , Mr . Chairman . 36 I ' d like to do two hundred dollars to the South 37 Carolina Chapter of American Planning Association from 38 District 3 rec account . And I ' d also like to do two 39 hundred dollars for beauty pageant rocks for special 40 needs from District 3 rec account as well . I bring 41 that forth as a motion . 42 TOMMY DUNN : Have a motion Mr . Graham, 4 3 have a second? 44 KEN WATERS : Second . 45 TOMMY DUNN : Second Mr . Waters . Any 46 discussion? All in favor of the motion show of hands . 47 All opposed like sign . Show the motion carries 48 unanimously . Anything else , Mr. Graham? 49 Mr. Wooten? 50 CRAIG WOOTEN : Yes , I will also do two

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hundred dollars for the American Planning Association. Two hundred dollars for beauty pageant rocks. And I'd also like to request sixty-five hundred dollars to be transferred from District l's paving account to Roads and Bridges for signage and markers pursuant to a traffic study on Oak Hill Drive in Anderson for safety measures. TOMMY DUNN : We have a motion by Mr . Wooten and second by Ms . Wilson. Any discussion? All in favor of the motion show of hands . All opposed like sign . Show the motion carries unanimously . Anything else , Mr . Wooten? Ms . Wilson? CINDY WILSON : District 7 only has seven hundred dollars remaining until July, but five hundred is promised out, so two hundred by way of motion to the South Carolina Chapter of American Planning Association, if I may . TOMMY DUNN : Have a motion Ms. Wilson, have a second by Mr. Waters . Any discussion? Hearing none , all in favor of the motion show of hands. All opposed like sign. Show the motion carries unanimously. District 5 ' s rec account would like to appropriate six hundred dollars to the beauty pageant and six hundred dollars to the Planning Commission meeting. Put that in the form of a motion .
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KEN WATERS: Second . TOMMY DUNN: Any further discussion?

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Mr . Forman, is that going to give y 'all enough to do what y ' all need to do? Okay. All in favor of the motion show of hands. All opposed like sign. Show the motion carries unanimously .

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TOMMY DUNN: Moving on 19 , Committee Appointments . Out of the standing committees, much thought , there ' s still work to be done, several committees are in the middle of things . My recommendation is to keep standing committees as was last year . Put that in motion.

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TOMMY DUNN : All in favor of the motion show of hands . Opposed like sign. Abstentions. Show the motion carries with Mr . Waters, Mr . Allen , Mr. Dunn , Mr . Graham , Mr . Wooten and Ms . Wilson in favor and Ms. Floyd opposes. Moving on Citizen Comments . Mr . Harmon calls your names , please state your name and district for the record , again . Address the Chair and you ' ve got three minutes. LEON HARMON : Mr. Chairman , first speaker is Frank Pressly . FRANK PRESSLY: Mr . Chairman , I ' d be interested in knowing how it is that we are only able to give year to year contracts to some people, but to others we can give fifteen year contracts . Is that something you ' re going to make us seek declaratory judgement on? This Allied Waste deal , or this waste deal , a hundred and twenty million dollars over the next eighteen years is what we ' re going to be paying them . We could do our own waste disposal , actually acquire it and run it for twenty years for forty million dollars. Did you make the same effort negotiating with Greenville as you did with this other entity because you seem pretty hard core set on this and when we had the meeting last week you came in and pretty much told Cindy what was going to happen . I mean it's like you already knew what was going to happen . And I don ' t know , I have real concerns about this . When you get red faced and angry about things and get emotionally involved , you have to wonder what ' s going on . Sir , you protest too much . This is just a negotiation over some waste and we just -- I mean we get red faced and mad and just angry about it . And I don ' t understand that. We ' re just trying to get the best deal that we can for the citizens . And I don ' t think paying the most expensive purveyor that we can rather than doing our own deal , that eighty million dollars that we save , we could build a prison farm , we could let that prison farm provide the labor for this -- for our own solid waste place . I mean , what ' s wrong with us opening another one? We didn ' t have to sell the first one . We did it because we had a crook representing us . So what ' s wrong with us opening our own and opening a new one? We don't have to kowtow to these guys . They got us last time , why did we want to get in bed with them again? You just seem way , way , way , way too adamant about it and dead set on it and pushing it through . I mean , it ' s one of these last minute things like Joey Preston was doing . It ' s a lot of money involved here and we can do our
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own . We can-- there's no reason why we can't set up 2 another waste disposal system here somewhere in 3 Anderson County. I mean , where a county has a will, 4 it has a way. And it will save us a lot of money over 5 the long run . Don ' t make us go seek declaratory 6 judgment to get this contract nullified. 7 LEON HARMON: Mr . Chairman, next speaker 8 is Elizabeth Fant. 9 ELIZABETH FANT : If you ' ve paid attention to

10 some of the news that's out right now, you know in San 11 Francisco and Pacific Heights , where I believe Dianne 12 Feinstein lives , is glory country . But also you see 13 the map of San Francisco where they have oops sites 14 all over the city, where human excrement is where 15 people who are in the Sanctuary Cities just decide to 16 let it go . I question how it is that where landfill 17 sites happen - - the one at Big Creek, I have five 18 families that live out there . All five of them are 19 affected by cancer . That site got -- we got 20 maneuvered into that one . The one at Slab Town . That 21 site was already determined where it was going to be, 22 before all the business , that some of the citizens up 23 there that tried to do zoning and all. Slab Town is 24 one of those, I don ' t want to say like Homeland Park , 25 because Homeland Park is not the same thing . But Slab 26 Town is like one of those no-man areas where there ' s 27 crime , there's drugs , Shenandoah , which is nothing but 28 a - - and I ' m going to say it - - a s - hole , like you saw 29 somebody said that they didn't say. It ' s a bad area . 30 They stuck that landfill up there . I want to know why 31 it is that trucks go in and out of there at 2 and 3 in 32 the morning . I want to know why it is that there ' s a 33 green slime that comes out of that landfill . We have 34 problems with our landfills . We have problems with 35 the people who are running them . And yet we just turn 36 a blind eye to this . This is a big part of the 37 corruption that is going on in the background of 38 Anderson County. We have so many good things that are 39 going on , but these things are not being addressed , 40 and I wonder why . 41 LEON HARMON : No one else is signed up. 42 TOMMY DUNN : Remarks from Counci l 43 members . Mr. Waters. 44 KEN WATERS: Just looking at some of the 45 numbers from the news release from the Stripe Bass 46 Challenge this -- I think that was about a week and a 47 half ago. The total purse was sixty- seven thousand 48 dollars winnings that was split up among the winners 49 of that tournament. So I thought that was pretty 50 good . And then , just to look at something for the
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future. The Upstate Regional Drill Championship will be -- the way I read this -- March 3rd. And they already have twenty teams signed up and they're planning on cutting it off at forty teams. So that's over three years, that's turned into a pretty good thing. So, that's pretty interesting what those young kids and the discipline they have. Anyway, just wanted to mention those two things. And that's all I have, Mr. Chairman.

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TOMMY DUNN: Thank you, Mr. Waters. Mr. Allen?

TOM ALLEN: Since I have no microphone, I have nothing to add. TOMMY DUNN: Ms. Floyd. GRACIE FLOYD: Watching television, that's all I seem to get done these days, county meeting, county business, telephone and television. And I was watching it when they ran the thing about Hawaii. That information that they got that there was a bomb missile coming in, did you see those people running? Did y'all see them running? I don't know where they were running; to, from, or for. But they were running, boy. Getting out of the way. And I remembered one time when I first got on Council, we were taking all Council members convened at the library and we were told that if something like that happened, that we would be-- what's that word-- sequestered? Is that the word? Sequestered? All Council members would be sequestered at the library. They even showed us the room way down in the belly of the library where they had no windows and it was in the middle down there. And I was told that we could even be there. And that all of the business part would convene in the library conference room and I felt a little comforted by this thing. But if a missile comes tonight, and we got a message like that, where y'all going to be? Where we going to run to? Do you know? What about your people? When your phone starts ringing, do you know what you're going to tell them? I remember Duck and Cover, honey, but we're not talking --we're talking about Trump now. Okay. You don't know what's going to happen, when it's going to happen or where it's going to happen. But I know that we need an emergency preparedness plan for Anderson County. Where you going to go, Mr. Burns? You heard me. RUSTY BURNS: I'm going to go with the Emergency Preparedness Director. And what you're talking about is Table Tough Exercise, we had one around five years ago, utility on Blakely Street.
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GRACIE FLOYD : Five years ago we would 2 have been safe . But what about f i ve minutes from now? 3 Mr. Burns , I ' m going where you ' re going . Because , we 4 need to know , we need to inform our people , we need to 5 have some type of plan that where you going to go . 6 What ' s going to happen or what we shou l d do in case of 7 an emergency like that . We laugh and play with it 8 now . But it gets real when the phone starts ringing 9 and they tell you something like that is liab l e to

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happen . Anybody who ' s not making plans now for 11 themselves , their loved one and the people that they 12 supposedly serve is crazy . 1 3 Mr . Burns , p l ease l et ' s l ook i nto that . Al l 14 right . One time they had bui l d i ngs marked and they 15 had the little b l ack hour glass -- that ' s what I 16 always called it - - on it for emergency that you could 17 go there and all of that . But where do we go? Pl ease 18 let ' s take time and take a look at that . Okay? 19 All right . This is my eighteenth year and how 20 long have y ' all been here? Nine year . That ' s nine 21 years without -- with me being on my own . I haven ' t 22 -- I was put on two committees . One never met , they 23 never t o l d me they were meeting . And one got mad a t 24 me the night I tr i ed to have a mee t ing . Okay . But 25 I ' m kind of d i sappointed that n ine years , I ' m sti l l 26 not worthy or cons i dered good enough to be on a 27 committee and I wonder why? Is it because I ' m a 28 woman? Is it because I ' m a Democrat? Or is it 29 because of the other thing , and I guess y ' all know 30 that I ' m black . Thank you . 31 TOMMY DUNN : Mr . Graham . 32 RAY GRAHAM : Noth i ng at this time , Mr . 33 Chairman . 34 TOMMY DUNN : Thank you . Mr . Wooten . 35 CRAIG WOOTEN : Yes , I j ust want to take 36 the opportunity to thank Mr . Hopki ns and Mr . Young for 37 some help with some constituents i n my area that were 38 ab l e to be very responsive to and that was very 39 appreciated . Some of the sentiment of this year , I ' d 40 like to be able to have different discussions about 41 recreation in certain areas and how to work towards 42 that . I know all districts have some different needs 43 and some different preferences , but how we can work 44 t ogether on that , I would we l come that conversation . 45 Very encouraged by the committee meetings the l ast 46 coup l e of weeks. You know , weren 't easy but I real l y 47 f e l t like we wo r ked together for the betterment of the 48 county . That ' s all for me. 49 TOMMY DUNN : Thank you , Mr . Wooten . Ms. 50 Wilson .

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CINDY WILSON: Very quickly, a big thank 2 you for everybody's diligence and-- we had long 3 meetings and frequent meetings and county staff was 4 very helpful. It was an ordeal, really, but we 5 appreciate everybody's hard work and it's important to 6 note that prior to 2009 no standing committees were 7 ever appointed even though I would ask and that is 8 such a big improvement and look at how far the 9 county's come because we get our information, we go

10 talk with our citizens, we-- it's a process that I'm 11 very grateful for and it's very helpful to the county. 12 So thank y'all very much. 13 TOMMY DUNN: Thank you, Ms. Wilson. 14 About to close. Again, I want to appreciate what 15 everybody done, appreciate people coming out tonight. 16 Just want to say one thing. I'm a very passionate 17 person. Can be, I got a right to be. What does 18 aggravate me and get me upset though, it's not just 19 Anderson County, I know it's the world, but it's the 20 part we live in the part we work in Anderson County, 21 is when we don't agree, I'd consider all these people 22 up here, most of them good friends. We're not going 23 to always agree. We're going to debate, come to a 24 thing. But a certain group of y'all when you don't 25 agree with me, it ain't because this was a good policy 26 or bad, you're crooks. You're Mafia. So tiresome to 27 keep hearing that. Then we keep bringing the guy's 28 name up that's been gone over ten years. Somebody 29 might need to take a trip down to the lower part of 30 the state and visit that guy because all you want to 31 do is keep talking about him. This meeting will be 32 adjourned. 33 34 (MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:10 P.M.)
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY COUNCIL FOR ANDERSON COUNTY

ORDINANCE NO 2018-002
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SUPPLEMENTAL ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE 2017-016, THE OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGETS OF ANDERSON COUNTY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2017, ANP ENDING JUNE 30,2018.

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BE IT ENACTED by the County Council for Anderson County, South Carolina ( Anderson County ), as follows:

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Section I. The following amendments to the operating and capital budgets for Anderson County for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, are hereby adopted and directed to be implemented by the Anderson County Administrator and staff.

GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS Account Number /Description 001-5013-000-304 Building Demolition 001-5015-000-315 Legal 001-5111-000-102 Part-time Salaries 001-5111-000-283 Medical Supplies 001-6500-100-102 Transfer Out-Grants 001-6500-100-142 Transfer Out-Airport 001-6500-100-360 Transfer Out-Capital Projects Originally Adopted 50,000 122,250 150,000 142,920
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650,000 3700-000-101-Fund Balance GENERAL FUND REVENUES 5,446,745 Amendment 16,000 125,000 10,000 60,000 25,000 1,000,000 1,475,320 2,711,320

SPECIAL REVENUE FUND APPROPRIATIONS 102-5901-000-241 Program Expenditures 300,000 25,000 142-5775-008-401 CIP- Runway Rehab 4,875,940 1,853,475 142-5775-009-401 CIP -Runway Obstruction 0 433,475

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SPECIAL REVENUE FUND REVENUES 102-6400-100-001 Transfer In-General Fund 0 142-6400-100-001 Transfer In-General Fund 0 142-4300-400-350 Federal Grant 5,102,025 142-4200-400-250 State Grant 283,450

25,000 1,000,000 1,196,780 90,170
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247,250 160,000 202,920 25,000 1,000,000 2,125,320 8,158,065 325,000 6,298,805 433,475 25,000 1,000,000 6,298,805 373,620

CAPITAL PROJECTS FUNDS APPROPRIATIONS 360-5231-000-401 CIP 3,610,000 1,000,000 4,610,000

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CAPITAL PROJECTS FUNDS REVENUES 360-6400-100-001-Transfer In General Fund 650,000 1,000,000 1,650,000

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Section II. Any prior ordinance, resolution or order, the terms of which are in conflict with this Ordinance, is, only to the extent ofthat confl ict, repealed .

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Section Ill. This Ordinance is effective after its third reading and public hearing.

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ADOPTED in meeting duly assembled this __ day of March , 2018.

ATIEST: Rusty Burns Tommy Dunn, Chairman County Administrator Lacey Croegaert, Clerk to Council Craig Wooten., District 1 Gracie S. Floyd, District 2
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Ray Graham, District 3

Tom Allen, District 4

Ken Waters, District 6

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Cindy Wilson, District 7 APPROVED AS TO FORM:

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Leon C. Harmon, County Attorney

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First Reading: February 6, 2018

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ANDERSON COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2018-003

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A FEE-IN-LIEU-OF-TAX ARRANGEMENT ON BEHALF OF PROJECT SPINDLE, (THE COMPANY ) PURSUANT TO A FEE-IN-LIEU-OF-TAX AGREEMENT BETWEEN ANDERSON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA (THE COUNTY ) AND THE COMPANY; AUTHORIZING A 5-YEAR EXTENSION OF THE INVESTMENT PERIOD FOR ALL INVESTMENTS OVER THE STATUTORY MINIMUM INVESTMENT; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF AN INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING AGREEMENT (IFA), GRANTING CERTAIN INFRASTRACTURE CREDITS TO THE COMPANY; AND OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO THE FOREGOING. WHEREAS, Anderson County, South Carolina (the County ), acting by and through its County Council (the County Council ) is authorized and empowered under and pursuant to the provisions of the Code of Laws of the State of South Carolina, 1976, as amended (the Code ), including, without limitation, Titles 4 and 12, including, particularly, Chapter 44 of Title 12 of the Code (collectively, the Act ), and the case law of the Courts of the State of South Carolina, to offer and provide certain privileges, benefits, and incentives to prospective developers as inducements for economic development within the County; to acquire, or cause to be acquired, properties (which such properties constitute projects as defined in the Act) and to enter into agreements with any business to construct, operate, maintain and improve such projects; to enter into or allow financing agreements with respect to such projects; and, to accept any grants for such projects through which powers the industrial and business development of the State of South Carolina will be promoted and trade developed by inducing manufacturing and commercial enterprises to locate and remain in the State of South Carolina and thus utilize and employ the manpower, agricultural products and natural resources of the State and benefit the general public welfare of the County by providing services, employment, recreation, tourism or other public benefits not otherwise provided locally; and WHEREAS, the County is authorized by Article VIII, Section 13 of the South Carolina Constitution and Section 4-1-170 of the Code (the Joint-County Industrial and Business Park Act ), to enter into agreements (a Multicounty Park Agreement or MCIP Agreement ) with one or more contiguous counties for the creation and operation of one or more joint-county industrial and business parks (each a Multicounty Park , or MCIP , or, simply, Park ); and WHEREAS, Project Spindle, (the Company ), a South Carolina corporation, along with one or more Sponsor Affiliates (together with the Company, collectively referred to herein as the Company or Project Spindle ) is considering acquiring by construction or purchase certain land, buildings, furnishings, fixtures, machinery, apparati, and equipment, for the expansion of a manufacturing facility in the County (the Project ), which will result in the investment of an expected Ten Million ( 10,000,000)(but not less than Eight Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ( 8,900,000)) or more in new investment in the County, and the creation of not less than seventy one (71) new full-time jobs in the County, during the Initial Investment Period (as that term is defined 1657514v2 below), and all of which would be subject to the fee-in-lieu-of-tax addressed by this Agreement, all within the meaning of the Act, during the period beginning with the first day that real or personal property comprising the Project is purchased or acquired (January 1, 2017) and ending five (5) years after the last day of the property tax year during which the Project is placed in service (expected to be 2018)(the Initial Investment Period ); and WHEREAS, the Company is already a major investor and employer in the County; and WHEREAS, the Company has long been an exemplary corporate citizen of the County, providing solid employment opportunities for many County residents including special populations, engaging in community improving activities, and continuing to invest in the community; and WHEREAS, the County has determined that the Project would be aided by the availability of the assistance which the County might render through (1) the acquisition of the Project from the Company and the leasing of the Project to the Company pursuant to one or more lease agreements (each a Lease Agreement ) or, alternatively, entering into a fee-in-lieu of tax agreement ( Fee Agreement ) with the Company with respect to the Project, under and pursuant to the Act (notwithstanding any other provision hereof, or of the Inducement Agreement authorized hereby, it is understood and agreed between the County and the Company that the possible use of a Lease Agreement to document and implement the new fee-in-lieu-of-tax arrangement for the Project, as described herein, refers to and would become applicable only in the event that a court of competent jurisdiction rules the provisions of Chapter 44 of Title 12 of the Code (the FILOT Simplification Act ) unconstitutional, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable); (2) the incentive of a negotiated fee -in-lieu of ad valorem taxes (a FILOT ) as authorized by the Act; (3) the continued inclusion of the Project and the other real and personal property of the Company located at the Project site(s) in the County, in a joint-county industrial and business park which is either already in existence, or to be created by the County (the Park or the Multi-County Industrial and Business Park or MCIP ); (4) the granting by the County to the Company of certain infrastructure credits, pursuant to Section 4-1-175 of the Code and other applicable provisions of the Act, to partially reimburse the Company for economic development infrastructure serving the County; and, (5) the commitment by the County to certain other economic development incentives as an inducement to the Company to locate the Project in the County, including, without limitation, the extension of the Initial Investment Period for an additional five (5) years for investments in the Project in excess of the minimum investment provided by this Project, as stated herein (the Extended Investment Period ); and, that the inducement will, to a great degree of certainty, result in the acquisition and construction of the Project in the County; and WHEREAS, the County has given due consideration to the economic development impact of the Project, has found that the Project and the payments-in-lieu-of-taxes would be directly and substantially beneficial to the County, the taxing entities of the County, and the citizens and residents of the County, and that the Project would directly and indirectly benefit the general public welfare and serve a public purpose of the County by providing services, employment, recreation, promotion of tourism, or other public benefits not otherwise provided locally; and, that the Project gives rise to no pecuniary liability of the County or incorporated municipality, or a charge against the general
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credit or taxing power of either; and, that the purposes to be accomplished by the Project, i.e., economic development and welfare, creation of jobs, promotion of tourism, and addition to the tax base of the County, are proper governmental and public purposes and that the inducement of the location or expansion of the Project within the County and State is of paramount importance and that the benefits of the Project will be greater than the cost; and, has agreed to effect the issuance, execution and delivery of a Fee Agreement, an Infrastructure Credit Agreement and a MCIP Agreement, pursuant to this Ordinance of the County Council, and on the terms and conditions hereafter set forth; and

WHEREAS, the County, pursuant to certain negotiations heretofore undertaken with the Company with respect to the Project as reflected in a Resolution duly adopted by the County Council on December 19, 2017, has entered into an Inducement and Millage Rate Agreement (the Inducement Agreement ), dated as of December 19,2017 with the Company pursuant to which the County agreed to enter into a FILOT arrangement and an Infrastructure Financing Agreement with the Company and to continue to designate the Project site as part of a MCIP Agreement which is either already in existence or to be created, and the Company agreed to make FILOT payments with respect to the Project as authorized in the FILOT Act; and WHEREAS, the County and the Company have agreed to the specific terms and conditions of such FILOT arrangement as set forth in that certain fee agreement between the County and the Company (the Fee Agreement ) to be dated as of March 1, 2018 or such other date as the parties may agree, which is to be in substantially the form presented to this meeting and filed with the Clerk to County Council; and WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of the Fee Agreement, the Company will be obligated to make payments-in-lieu of taxes to the County, as required by the Act; and WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of the Infrastructure Financing Agreement and the MCIP Agreement, the Company will be eligible, under certain circumstances, to claim certain credits against those payments in-lieu of taxes; and WHEREAS, the acquisition and construction of the Project will serve the intended purposes and in all respects conform to the provisions and requirements of the Act; and
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WHEREAS, it appears that the draft Fee Agreement and the Infrastructure Financing Agreement now before this meeting are in appropriate form and are appropriate instruments to be executed and delivered by the County for the purposes intended; and

WHEREAS, based on representations by the Company that the Project will represent a capital investment in the County of an expected Ten Million Dollars ( 10,000,000) (but not less than Eight Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ( 8,900,000)) (the Minimum Investment Requirement ) or more, (some of which may be ordinary taxable property), and the creation of seventy one (71) new, full-time jobs (the Job Creation Requirement ), during the period beginning with the first day that real or personal property comprising the Project is purchased or acquired (January 1, 2017) and ending five (5) years after the last day of the property tax year during which the Project is placed in service (expected to be 2018), and that such financing is done in order to

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enhance the economic development of the County and in furtherance thereof, the County desires to assist the Company in locating the Project within the County with the inducements described herein. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by Anderson County, South Carolina, by and through the County Council, in meeting duly assembled, as follows: Section 1. As contemplated by the Act and based on the representations of the Company as recited herein, it is hereby found, determined and declared by the County Council, as follows:
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(a) The Project will constitute a project as said term is referred to and defined in the Act, and will subserve the purposes and in all respects conform to the provisions and requirements of the Act;

(b) It is anticipated that the Project will benefit the general public welfare of the County by providing employment, services, recreation and other public benefits not otherwise provided locally;

(c) Neither the Project, nor any documents or agreements entered into by the County in connection therewith will constitute or give rise to any pecuniary liability of the County or a charge against its general credit or taxing power; (d) The purposes to be accomplished by the Project, i.e., economic development, creation or retention of jobs, and addition to the tax base of the County, are proper governmental and public purposes; (e) The benefits of the Project to the public are greater than the costs to the public; (f) The Fee Agreement will require the Company to make fee-in-lieu of tax payments in accordance with the provisions of the Act; and

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(g) The fee-in-lieu-of-tax payments referred to in item (f) above shall be calculated as specified in Section 5.01 of the Fee Agreement.

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Section 2. The form, terms, and provisions of the Fee Agreement and the Infrastructure Financing Agreement presented to this meeting and filed with the Clerk to the County Council be and they are hereby approved, and all of the terms, provisions, and conditions thereof are hereby incorporated herein by reference as if the Fee Agreement and the Infrastructure Financing Agreement were set out in this Ordinance in their entirety. The Chairman of County Council and the Clerk to the County Council be and they are hereby authorized, empowered, and directed to execute, acknowledge, and deliver the Fee Agreement and the Infrastructure Financing Agreement in the name and on behalf of the County, and thereupon to cause the Fee Agreement and the Infrastructure Financing Agreement to be delivered to the Company. The Fee Agreement and the Infrastructure Financing Agreement are to be in substantially the form now before this meeting and hereby approved, or with such changes therein as shall not materially adversely affect the rights of the County thereunder and as shall be approved by the officials of the County executing the same upon the advice of the County Attorney, their execution thereof to constitute conclusive evidence of their

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approval of any and all changes or revisions therein from the form of Fee Agreement and the Infrastructure Financing Agreement now before this meeting.

Section 3. Pursuant to Section 12-44-55(B) of the Fll...OT Simplification Act, the County hereby agrees that no recapitulation information, as set forth in Section 12-44-55(A) of the Fll...OT Simplification Act is required to be provided by the Company in the Fee Agreement, or in any other documents or agreements in connection with the fee-in-lieu of tax arrangement between the Company and the County, so long as and to the extent that the Company complies with this Section 3. The Company shall file a copy of the South Carolina Department of Revenue form PT-443, and any subsequent amendments thereto, with the County after the execution of the Fee Agreement by the County and the Company and shall comply in all other respects with the requirements set forth in Section 12-44-90 of the FJLOT Simplification Act and shall make all returns required by The Act and shall provide a copy of all such returns to the County within sixty (60) days of filing such action.

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Section 4. The County and the Company believe that all Project sites are in a Park. To the extent necessary to ensure that all Project sites are, in fact, in a Park, the County agrees to use its best efforts, as necessary, to enter into or amend a Park Agreement with one or more other contiguous counties to create or expand a Park, pursuant to Section 13 of Article Vill of the South Carolina Constitution and Section 4-1-170 of the Code, to include the Project and the other property of the Company located at the Company's site(s) within the unincorporated portion of the County, and to use its best efforts to undertake and execute those procedures and documents necessary for the creation or expansion of such Park, and to keep the Project site(s) in such Park or any other Park of the County during the term of the incentives provided in the Inducement Agreement or subsequent ordinance(s) or agreement(s) that are contingent upon inclusion of the Project site(s) in a Park. Further, the County shall use its best efforts and endeavor to work with one or more contiguous counties (and, to the extent any future Project site(s) is located within the corporate limits of a municipality, will work with such municipality), again if necessary, to establish such Park in accordance with the terms of the Inducement Agreement, and, in any event, to keep the Project site(s) as part of such Park or any other Park of the County throughout the term of the incentives provided in the Inducement Agreement or subsequent ordinance(s) or agreement(s) that are contingent upon inclusion of the Project site(s) in a Park. Distribution of the fees in lieu of tax from the Project property in the Anderson County portion of the Park shall be distributed in accordance with one or more ordinances of Anderson County establishing such distribution schedule.

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Section 5. The County hereby pre-approves and consents to a five (5) year extension of the investment period for the Fee Agreement pursuant to Section 12-44-30(13) of the FJLOT Simplification Act whereby the Company shall have an additional five (5) year period (added to the 5 year investment period to meet the Minimum Investment Requirement and the Job Creation Requirement) to subject additional investments over and above the Minimum Investment Requirement to fee-in-lieu of ad valorem tax treatment, provided the Company invests at least the Minimum Investment Requirement, including in non-FJLOT property, in the Project on or before the end of the initial five (5) year investment period.

Section 6. [RESERVED]
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Section 7. The form, terms and provisions of the Inducement Agreement heretofore entered into by the County and the Company are hereby ratified and approved, and all of the terms, provisions, and conditions thereof are hereby incorporated by reference as if the Inducement Agreement were set out in this Ordinance in its entirety. Section 8. (a) The Company shall and, in the Fee Agreement, agrees to indemnify and save the County as well as its governing body members, employees, officers and agents harmless against and from all claims by or on behalf of any person, firm or corporation arising from the conduct or management of, or from any work or thing done on the Project and the Company further shall indemnify and save the County harmless against and from all claims from (i) any condition of the Project, (ii) any breach or default on the part of the Company in the performance of any of its obligations under the Fee Agreement, the Infrastructure Finance Agreement or the Lease Agreement (as amended) (iii) any act of the Company or any of its agents, contractors, servants, employees or licensees, (iv) any act of any assignee or sublessee of the Company, or of any agents, contractors, servants, employees or licensees of any assignee or sublessee of the Company, or (v) any environmental violation, condition or effect. The Company shall indemnify and save the County as well as its governing body members, employees, officers and agents harmless from and against all costs and expenses incurred in or in connection with any such claim arising as aforesaid or in connection with any action or proceeding brought thereon, including, without limitation, ordinary and reasonable attorney's fees, and upon notice from the County, the Company shall defend it in any such action, prosecution or proceeding with legal counsel acceptable to the County, whose approval of such counsel shall not unreasonably be withheld. All such indemnification and save harmless provisions shall be, and are, set forth in the Fee Agreement.
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(b) Notwithstanding the fact that it is the intention of the parties that the County, its agents, officers, employees or governing body members, shall not incur pecuniary liability by reason of the terms of this Agreement, the Infrastructure Finance Agreement or the Lease Agreement (as amended) or the undertakings required of the County hereunder by reason of the performance of any act requested of it by the Company, or by reason of the County's ownership of the Project, if so owned pursuant to a lease agreement, or the operation of the Project, including all claims, liabilities or losses arising in connection with the violation of any statutes or regulations pertaining to the foregoing, nevertheless, if the County, its agents, officers employees or governing body members should incur any such pecuniary liability, then in such event the Company shall indemnify and hold them harmless against all claims by or on behalf of any person, firm or corporation, arising out of the same, and all costs and expenses incurred in connection with any such claim or in connection with any action or proceeding brought thereon, including, without limitation, ordinary and reasonable attorney's fees, and upon notice, the Company shall defend them in any such action or proceeding with legal counsel acceptable to the County, whose approval of such counsel shall not unreasonably be withheld.

(c) These indemnification covenants, at a minimum, shall be considered included in and incorporated by reference in subsequent documents after the closing which the County is requested to sign, and any other indemnification covenants in any subsequent documents shall not be construed to reduce or limit the above indemnification covenants, but may expand them or expound upon them, as may be shown in greater detail in such subsequent documents. In the event of any
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conflict or inconsistency, the indemnification and save harmless provisions of the Fee Agreement shall always govern. Section 9. Whenever the County shall be required by any governmental or financial entity to file or produce any reports, notices, returns or other documents while the Fee Agreement is in effect, the Company or owner of the Project at the time shall promptly furnish to the County through the County Attorney the completed form of such required documents together with a certification by the Company or owner that such documents are accurate and not in violation of any provisions of law or of the other documents of this transaction, and that the documents meet the legal requirements of such filing or delivery. In the event of the failure or refusal of the Company or owner to comply with this provision, the Company or owner agrees to pay the statement for attorneys fees and administrative time presented by the County for producing and filing such documents, such statement to be paid within thirty (30) days after presentation by the County, and to promptly pay any fees, penalties, assessments or damages imposed upon the County by reason of its failure to duly file or produce such documents.
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Section 10. Notwithstanding any other provisions, the County is executing the Fee Agreement and the Infrastructure Finance Agreement as statutory accommodation to assist the Company in achieving the intended benefits and purposes of the Act. The County has made no independent legal or factual investigation regarding the particulars of this transaction and it executes in reliance upon representations by the Company that the documents comply with all laws and regulations, particularly those pertinent to industrial development projects in South Carolina.

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Section 11. The Chairman of County Council, the County Administrator, and the Clerk to the County Council, for and on behalf of the County, are hereby each authorized and directed to do any and all things necessary or proper to effect the execution and delivery of the Fee Agreement and the Infrastructure Financing Agreement, and the performance of all obligations of the County under and pursuant to the Fee Agreement, the Inducement Agreement, and the Infrastructure Financing Agreement.

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Section 12. The Chairman of County Council, the County Administrator, and the Clerk to the County Council, and any other proper officer of the County, be and each of them is hereby authorized and directed to execute and deliver any and all documents and instruments and to do and to cause to be done any and all acts and things necessary or proper for carrying out the transactions contemplated by this Ordinance.

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Section 13. The provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared to be separable and if any section, phrase, or provision shall for any reason be declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, such declaration shall not affect the validity of the remainder of the sections, phrases, and provisions hereunder.

Section 14. All orders, resolutions, ordinances, and parts thereof in conflict herewith are, to the extent of such conflict only, hereby repealed and this Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and approval.
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ATTEST: Clerk to Council Anderson County, South Carolina Approved as to form:

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Leon C. Harmon, County Attorney Anderson County, South Carolina

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First Reading: Second Reading: Third Reading: Public Hearing:

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ANDERSON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

Chairman Anderson County Council FEE IN LIEU OF TAX AGREEMENT between
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ANDERSON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

and PROJECT SPINDLE Dated as of December 1, 2017 16053 10v2 FEE IN LIEU OF TAX AGREEMENT This FEE IN LIEU OF TAX AGREEMENT (this Agreement ) is dated as of ________ , 2018 by and between ANDERSON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA (the County ), a body politic and corporate and a political subdivision of the State of South Carolina, and PROJECT SPINDLE (the Company ), a South Carolina corporation, along with one or more Sponsor Affiliates (together with the Company, collectively referred to herein as the Company or Project Spindle ). W I T N E S S E T H: WHEREAS, Anderson County, South Carolina (the County ), acting by and through its County Council (the County Council ) is authorized and empowered under and pursuant to the provisions of the Code of Laws of the State of South Carolina, 1976, as amended (the Code ), including, without limitation, Titles 4 and 12, including, particularly, Chapter 44 of Title 12 of the Code (collectively, the Act ), and the case law of the Courts of the State of South Carolina, to offer and provide certain privileges, benefits, and incentives to prospective developers as inducements for economic development within the County; to acquire, or cause to be acquired, properties (which such properties constitute projects as defined in the Act) and to enter into agreements with any business to construct, operate, maintain and improve such projects; to enter into or allow financing agreements with respect to such projects; and, to accept any grants for such projects through which powers the industrial and business development of the State of South Carolina will be promoted and trade developed by inducing manufacturing and commercial enterprises to locate and remain in the State of South Carolina and thus utilize and employ the manpower, agricultural products and natural resources of the State and benefit the general public welfare of the County by providing services, employment, recreation, tourism or other public benefits not otherwise provided locally; and WHEREAS, the County is authorized by Article Vlll, Section 13 of the South Carolina Constitution and Section 4-1-170 of the Code (the Joint-County Industrial and Business Park Act ), to enter into agreements with one or more contiguous counties for the creation and operation of one or more joint-county industrial and business parks; and WHEREAS, Project Spindle (the Company ), a South Carolina corporation, along with one or more Sponsor Affiliates (together with the Company, collectively referred to herein as the Company or Project Spindle )is considering acquiring by construction or purchase certain land, buildings, furnishings, fixtures, machinery, apparati, and equipment, for the expansion of a manufacturing facility in the County (the Project ), which will result in the investment of an expected Ten Million Dollars ( 10,000,000) (but not less than Eight Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ( 8,900,000)) or more in new investment in the County, of which not less than the statutory minimum investment (some of which may be ordinary taxable property), will be invested during the Initial Investment Period (as that term is defined below), and all of which, to the extent permitted by the Act, would be subject to the fee-in-lieu-of-tax addressed by this Agreement, all within the meaning of the Act, and the creation of an expected seventy one (71) or more new, full- time jobs, during the period beginning with the first day that real or personal property comprising the Project is purchased or acquired (January 1, 2017) and ending five (5) years after the last day of the 1605310v2 property tax year (expected to be 2018) during which the Project is first placed in service (the Initial Investment Period ); and WHEREAS, the Company is already a major investor and employer in the County; and WHEREAS, the Company has long been an exemplary corporate citizen of the County, providing solid employment opportunities for many County residents including special populations, engaging in community improving activities, and continuing to invest in the community; and WHEREAS, the County has determined that the Project would be aided by the availability of the assistance which the County might render through (1) the acquisition of the Project from the Company and the leasing of the Project to the Company pursuant to one or more lease agreements (each a Lease Agreement ) or, alternatively, entering into a fee-in-lieu of tax agreement ( Fee Agreement ) with the Company with respect to the Project, under and pursuant to the Act (notwithstanding any other provision hereof, or any other agreement between the County and Company, including but not limited to, the Inducement Agreement (defined below), it is understood and agreed between the County and the Company that the possible use of a Lease Agreement to document and implement the new fee-in-lieu-of-tax arrangement for the Project, as described herein, refers to and would become applicable only in the event that a court of competent jurisdiction rules the provisions of Chapter 44 of Title 12 of the Code unconstitutional, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable); (2) the incentive of a negotiated fee -in-lieu of ad valorem taxes (a Fll...OT ) as authorized by the Act; (3) the inclusion of the Project and the other real and personal property of the Company located at the Project site(s) in the County, in a joint-county industrial and business park which is either already in existence, or to be created by the County (the Park or the Multi-County Industrial and Business Park or MCIP ); (4) the granting by the County to the Company of certain infrastructure credits, pursuant to Section 4-1-17 5 of the Code and other applicable provisions of the Act, to partially reimburse the Company for economic development infrastructure serving the County; and (5) the extension of the Initial Investment Period for an additional five (5) years for investments in the Project in excess of the expected Ten Million Dollars ( 1 0,000,000) (but not less than Eight Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ( 8,900,000)) investment provided by the Project during the Initial Investment Period (the Extended Investment Period ); and, that the inducement will, to a great degree of certainty, result in the acquisition and construction of the Project in the County; and WHEREAS, the County has given due consideration to the economic development impact of the Project, has found that the Project and the payments-in-lieu-of-taxes would be directly and substantially beneficial to the County, the taxing entities of the County, and the citizens and residents of the County, and that the Project would directly and indirectly benefit the general public welfare and serve a public purpose of the County by providing services, employment, recreation, promotion of tourism, or other public benefits not otherwise provided locally; and, that the Project gives rise to no pecuniary liability of the County or incorporated municipality, or a charge against the general credit or taxing power of either; and, that the purposes to be accomplished by the Project, i.e., economic development and welfare, creation of jobs, promotion of tourism, and addition to the tax base of the County, are proper governmental and public purposes and that the inducement of the location or expansion of the Project within the County and State is of paramount importance and that 16053 10v2 the benefits of the Project will be greater than the cost; and, has agreed to effect the issuance, execution and delivery of this Fee Agreement, pursuant to ordinance of the County Council, and on the terms and conditions hereafter set forth: NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the respective representations and agreements hereinafter contained, and the sum of 1.00 in hand, duly paid by the Company to the County, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the County and the Company agree as follows: ARTICLE I DEFINITIONS SECTION 1.01. Definitions In addition to the words and terms elsewhere defined in this Agreement, the following words and terms as used herein and in the preambles hereto shall have the following meanings unless the context or use indicates another or different meaning or intent. Act shall mean Title 12, Chapter 44 of the Code, as amended, and all future acts amendatory thereof. The Act is also known as the Fll..OT Simplification Act.
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Administration Expenses shall mean the ordinary, reasonable, and necessary actual expenses including ordinary, actual, reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred by the County with respect to the Project and this Agreement; provided, however, that no such expense shall be considered an Administration Expense unless the County furnishes to the Company a statement in writing indicating the reason such expense has been or will be incurred and either estimating the amount of such expense or stating the basis on which the expense has been or will be computed.

Agreement shall mean this Agreement as originally executed and from time to time supplemented or amended as permitted herein. Authorized Company Representative shall mean any person or persons at the time designated to act on behalf of the Company by written certificate furnished to the County containing the specimen signature of each such person and signed on behalf of the Company by any person to whom the Company has delegated authority to administer this Agreement. Code shall mean the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 197 6, as amended through the date hereof unless the context clearly requires otherwise. Commencement Date shall mean, in accordance with Section 12-44-30(2) of the Act, December 31, 2018, the last day of the property tax year during which real or personal property comprising the Project is first placed in service.

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Company shall mean Project Spindle, a South Carolina corporation, and any surviving, resulting, or transferee entity in any merger, consolidation, or transfer of assets permitted under

l605310v2 Section 8.04 or Article IX hereof; or any assignee hereunder and any Sponsor Affiliate which is designated by the Company and approved by the County. Cost shall mean the cost of acquiring by construction and purchase, the Project, including real and personal property and any infrastructure improvements, and shall be deemed to include, whether incurred prior to or after the date of this Agreement: (a) obligations incurred for labor, materials, and other expenses to contractors, builders, and materialmen in connection with the acquisition, construction, and installation of the Project; (b) the cost of contract bonds and of insurance of all kinds that may be required or necessary during the course of construction of the Project which are not paid by the contractor or contractors or otherwise provided for; (c) the expenses for test borings, surveys, test and pilot operations, estimates, plans and specifications and preliminary investigations therefor, and for supervising construction as well as for the performance of all other duties required by or reasonably necessary in connection with the acquisition, construction, and installation of the Project; (d) compensation of legal, accounting, financial, and printing expenses, fees, and all other expenses incurred in connection with the Project; (e) all other costs which the Company shall be required to pay under the terms of any contract or contracts for the acquisition, construction, and installation of the Project; and (f) any sums required to reimburse the Company for advances made for any of the above items, or for any other work done and costs incurred by the Company which are for the acquisition of land or property of a character subject to the allowance for depreciation provided for under Section 167 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and included in the Project; provided, however, such term shall include expenditures by the Company with respect to the Project only to the extent made during the Investment Period. County shall mean Anderson County, South Carolina, a body politic and corporate and a political subdivision of the State of South Carolina, and its successors and assigns.
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County Council shall mean the governing body of the County and its successors.

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Department of Revenue shall mean the South Carolina Department of Revenue and Taxation.

Economic Development Property shall mean each item of real and tangible personal property comprising a project within the meaning of Sections 12-44-30(6) or 12-44-40(C) of the Code.
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Equipment shall mean all machinery, equipment, furnishings, and other personal property acquired by the Company and installed as part of the Project during the Investment Period in accordance with this Agreement.

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Event of Default shall mean an Event of Default as defined in Section 11.01 hereof.

Existing Property shall mean property that does not qualify to become Economic Development Property pursuant to Section 12-44-110 of the Code. 16053 10v2 Extended Investment Period shall mean the period beginning January 1, 2024 and ending December 31,2028 as authorized by Section 12-44-30(13) of the Code. FILOT shall mean the fee in lieu of taxes which the Company is obligated to pay to the County pursuant to Section 5.01 hereof.
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FILOT Payments shall mean the payments to be made by the Company pursuant to Section 5.01 hereof.

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FILOT Revenues shall mean the revenues received by the County from the Company's payment of the FILOT.

FILOT Simplification Act shall mean Title 12, Chapter 44, of the Code, as amended through the date hereof. Inducement Agreement shall mean that certain Inducement Agreement and Millage Rate Agreement by and between the County and the Company dated as of December 19, 2017.

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Infrastructure Credit shall mean that certain credit, or credits, pursuant to Sections 4-1- 175,4-29-68, and 12-44-70 of the Code, against the Company's Fll...OT liability, as set forth in the Infrastructure Financing Agreement.

Infrastructure Financing Agreement shall mean that agreement, dated as of March 1, 2018, between the County and the Company, granting the Company a credit against its Fll...OT liability to the County, pursuant to Sections 4-1-175,4-29-68, and 12-44-70 of the Code. Initial Investment Period shall mean the period beginning with the first day that real or personal property comprising the Project is acquired for the Project (although not placed in service) (January 1, 2017) and ending on December 31, 2023, the date that is five years after the Commencement Date.

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Investment Period shall mean the combined Initial Investment Period and Extended Investment Period, beginning with the first day that real or personal property comprising the Project is acquired (although not placed in service) (January 1, 2017) and ending December 31,2028.

Land shall mean the real estate upon which the Project is located, as described in EXHIBIT A attached hereto, as EXHIBIT A may be supplemented from time to time in accordance with the provisions hereof. Negotiated FILOT Payment shall mean the Fll..OT due pursuant to Section 5.01(b)(ii) hereof with respect to that portion of the Project qualifying for the 6 assessment ratio and the millage rate described in subsection 5.01(c) of the Agreement. Non-Economic Development Property shall mean that portion of the Project consisting of: (i) property as to which the Company incurred expenditures prior to the Investment Period or, except 16053 10v2 as to Replacement Property, after the end of the Investment Period; (ii) property not placed in service during the Investment Period; (iii) Existing Property; and (iv) any other property which fails or ceases to qualify for Negotiated Fll...OT Payments pursuant to the Act. Person shall mean and include any individual, association, unincorporated organization, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, or government or agency or political subdivision thereof. Project shall mean, in connection with the Company's manufacture and production of products in the County and only to the extent such items are either placed in service during the Investment Period or qualify as Replacement Property: (i) the Land; (ii) all buildings, structures, fixtures, and appurtenances which now exist or which are now under construction or are to be constructed on the Land in whole or in part during the Investment Period, including any air conditioning and heating systems (which shall be deemed fixtures); and (iii) the Equipment. Released Property shall mean any portion of the Project removed, scrapped, traded in, sold, or otherwise disposed of pursuant to Section 4.03 hereof, any portion of the Project stolen, damaged, destroyed, or taken by condemnation, or eminent domain proceedings as described in Article VII hereof. Replaced Property shall mean any Released Property for which the Company has substituted Replacement Property during the term hereof pursuant to Section 5.01(e) hereof. Replacement Property shall mean any portion of the Project substituted for Released Property pursuant to Section 5.01(e) hereof. Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliate shall have the meanings ascribed to each by the Act. State shall mean the State of South Carolina. Streamlined FILOT Act shall mean Title 4, Chapter 12, of the Code, as amended through the date hereof. Term shall mean the term of this Agreement, as set forth in Section 10.01 hereof.

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Threshold Date shall mean December 31, 2023.

Transfer Provisions shall mean the provisions of Section 12-44-120 of the Code, as amended.

SECTION 1.02. References to Agreement The words hereof', herein , hereunder , and other words of similar import refer to this Agreement as a whole, unless the context clearly requires otherwise. 1605310v2 ARTICLE II REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES SECTION 2.01. Representations and Warranties by County. The County makes the following representations and warranties as the basis for the undertakings on its part herein contained: (a) The County is a body politic and corporate and a political subdivision of the State of South Carolina and is authorized and empowered by the provisions of the Act to enter into the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and to carry out its obligations hereunder. (b) The County has determined that the Project will subserve the purposes of the Act, and has made all other findings of fact required by the Act in connection with the undertaking of the Project. (c) By proper action by the County Council, the County has duly authorized the execution and delivery of this Agreement and any and all actions necessary and appropriate to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby. (d) This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered on behalf of the County.

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(e) No actions, suits, proceedings, inquiries, or investigations known to the undersigned representatives of the County are pending or threatened against or affecting the County in any court or before any governmental authority which would materially adversely affect the validity or enforceability of this Agreement; provided, however, that no representation is made by or on behalf of the County as to the validity or enforceability of this Agreement.

(f) Notwithstanding any other provisions herein, the County is executing this Agreement as statutory accommodation to assist the Company in achieving the intended benefits and purposes of the Act. The County has made no independent legal or factual investigation regarding the particulars of this transaction and it executes this Agreement in reliance upon representations by the Company that the documents comply with all laws and regulations, particularly those pertinent to industrial development projects in South Carolina. No representation of the County is hereby made with regard to compliance by the Project or any Person with laws regulating (i) the construction or acquisition of the Project, (ii) environmental matters pertaining to the Project, (iii) the offer or sale of any securities, or (iv) the marketability of title to any property, including the Land. SECTION 2.02. Representations and Warranties by Company. The Company makes the following representations and warranties as the basis for the undertakings on its part herein contained: 1605310v2

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(a) The Company is a South Carolina corporation; has all requisite power to enter into this Agreement; and by proper action has been duly authorized to execute and deliver this Agreement.

(b) The Company intends to operate the Project primarily for the purposes of manufacturing, and for other lawful purposes. (c) The agreements of the County with respect to the PILOT have been instrumental in inducing the Company to locate the Project within the County and the State.

(d) No actions, suits, proceedings, inquiries, or investigations known to the undersigned representatives of the Company are pending or threatened against or affecting the Company in any court or before any governmental authority or arbitration board or tribunal, which could materially adversely affect the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or which could, in any way, adversely affect the validity or enforceability of this Agreement.

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(e) The Company expects to place in service the first phase of the Project during calendar year 2018, and to expend approximately Ten Million Dollars ( 1 0,000,000) (but not less than Eight Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ( 8,900,000)) or more of investment for Costs of the Project and to create about seventy one (71) or more new, full-time jobs, all during the Initial Investment Period.

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