2017-08-11 / Front Page

Cherokee County council was feeling especially generous Monday

By LARRY HILLIARD
Ledger Staff Writer

Although Christmas is still more than four months away, Cherokee County Council was in a giving mood Monday.

Council unanimously passed two incentive packages for economic development projects and extended for 10 more years the original 20-year tax break for Broad River Energy. The company owns a natural gas-fired power generation facility on Hwy. 329.

Sources have said the company was seeking the extension for a possible new investment.

For the purpose of seeking the extension, the company was going by the name “Project Lightning.”

Council also granted tax breaks to projects known as “Dejavu” and “Limestone.”

Interestingly, after returning from a 20- minute executive session before approving the ordinances for Broad River Energy and “Project Dejavu” council went behind closed doors again to discuss “Project Limestone.” The unusual action was necessary because Cherokee County Councilman Quay Little recused himself from the second executive session because of a connection to the project.

Little works for Hamrick Mills.

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