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“I feel like if we leave this in there,”Edwards said,
“We’re telling them (Pickens County), ‘Hey, we’ll give you some money to do this.’ This needs to be in their CIP (Capital Improvement Plan), not our work community program.”Some projects were moved to 2014 and beyond, but several were scheduled for the 2013 calendar, such as completing a website to promote and market the City of Nelson, and meeting with Lafarge and CW Matthews Company to discuss annexation of quarries and processing plants. Mayor Haviland commented that meeting with local businesses was a routine economic development practice.
“You’re trying to make sure that the businesses you already have in your community don’t have problems or issues that the city might be able to help with,”he said.
“People on Church Street actually want to have this done,”Haviland said.
“I think our key stakeholders would be families and the few businesses we have,”Edwards said.