Cheraw Town Council members agreed Tuesday evening to grant a request from Jay Bennett, director of Cheraw Parks and Leisure Services, to purchase a defibrillator for the Community Center.
The Zoll model, which is the same as that used by the Cheraw Fire Department, will cost $1,699.
Council members unanimously approved an ordinance amending the use of satellite television dishes in town.
The ordinance reads, “No satellite dish antennae or similar structure shall be permitted within the front of a principal structure and the street, and in the case of corner lots, the side of a principal structure and the street. Satellite dishes measuring over seventeen (17) feet above ground elevation require the approval from the Board of Zoning Appeals as a special exception. These provisions shall apply to residences in the Cheraw Historic District.”
Council unanimously approved a second reading to purchase a new fire truck. The purchase price is $975,000.
Bids were also accepted this week for repairing the roof of Cheraw Town Hall. The contract has been awarded to Eagle Construction of Bishopville for $49,900.
Council members continue to be pleased with the progress of painting and repair work to the other structures on the Town Green, hoping they will be done in time for Cheraw Spring Festival March 28 - 30.
— Karen Kissiah can be reached at 843-537-5261.