Chesterfield Town Council remains silent on tattoo issue
by Karen Kissiah Staff Writer
Chesterfield Town Council listened to a request last Thursday from Chesterfield resident Gary Moore to amend zoning ordinances allowing him to open a tattoo parlor on East Boulevard, but that’s all they did.
There was no motion to bring the issue to a vote, despite Moore’s assurance to council that his business would be highly professional. There was no motion to refer it to the town’s Planning Commission either.
But Moore isn’t going away. According to Chesterfield Town Clerk Betty Lynn Watson, he’s on the agenda again for next month’s meeting, Oct. 10. Chesterfield Town Administrator David Huntley said there’s nothing to prevent Moore from presenting his case to council every month in hopes of “wearing them down.”
In other news, Chesterfield Town Council unanimously accepted two separate bids for painting two of the town’s water tanks. The money to pay for the fresh coat of paint was granted by the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority. The grant, written and submitted by Huntley, has awarded the town $315,000 to get the job done.
Utility Service will paint the Oak Street tank for $95,500, and Southeastern Tank and Tower will take care of the job at the Hursey Drive tank for $179,720.
The town’s old garbage carts, no longer needed because of a recent change in the service provider, recently sold to the town of Honea Path for $5,477.
— Staff Writer Karen Kissiah can be reached by calling 843-537-5261, extension 224, or by email at email@example.com.
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