City Council hears final update on Skating on the Square
come, and boy oh boy did they come," said Merck.
burns are entirely grant funded, and will have no impact on the City budget.
At their meeting last night, City Council heard a report on Skating on the Square from Special Events Manager Mandy Merck. The event ran from November 17 to January 6, and a total of 14,225 people hit the ice over the eight weeks the rink was open on Morgan Square, despite six rain days and several days with delays due to high temperatures. In addition to the thousands who came just to skate, 11 birthday parties were held at Skating on the Square, and two couples got engaged out on the ice. "You build it, and hope they will Omega Seamaster 007 Limited Edition Orange
Also at the meeting, Council heard an update on a series of first of their kind controlled burning of several vacant homes located on Folsom Street, on the City's Northside. Precise monitoring and recording equipment will be used Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow Gmt to measure the effectiveness of various fire fighting techniques on many of the modern, synthetic materials found in most homes. According to Fire Chief Marion Blackwell, materials found in many homes have changed dramatically over the past 20 years, with more dangerously combustable synthetics present than in years passed.
The controlled burns are scheduled to take place from January 22 Febuary 1, and scientists and fire fighting professionals from as far away as Germany and Sweden will be in Spartanburg to observe and participate in these unique firefighting exercises. The Omega Watch Quartz
Voted 6 0 (Council member Linda Dogan was absent from the Omega Seamaster Gold Bracelet
meeting for personal reasons) to abolish the Municipal Election Commission and allow Spartanburg County to run City elections. The City will still pay the cost of running its municipal elections, but under the proposal, the County would manage the polls. Spartanburg County Council must also give its approval to the plan.
Unanimously agreed to a $113,000, three year contract with Rogers Collcott Engineers, Inc. for post closure groundwater and methane gas monitoring for the recently completed capping of the old Arkwright Dump. Funding for the contract comes from the City's Arkwright Capital Project fund, which was setup to handle costs associated with closing the dump.
Also at last night's meeting, Council:
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