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CAMERON – The town of Cameron still has received no word on sidewalk and street improvements, town council was told at the August meeting.

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Mayor David Summers said he had emailed the S.C. Department of Transportation concerning the sidewalk improvements and had received no response. He said that he had received no update concerning improvements for Glivens and Nursery Streets.

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Summers said that town entrance signs were estimated to be in the $3,000-to-$5,000 range. He said the town will attempt to get actual prices.

Three bids for town planning proposals were opened with the following results: Foth Construction of Columbia with $30,000; Soque Group of Dillard, Georgia, with $30,000; and RS3 of Hartsville with $16,442.

Summers said that the Municipal Association of South Carolina would have some grants available and he would explore the options.

Sidewalk project on hold

He announced that due to Labor Day occurring on Sept. 2, next month’s meeting was moved to Sept. 9.

In other business:

Council discusses cost of sidewalk repairs

• In the police report, Chief Chris Hales reported 25 traffic cases, with one arrest for driving under suspension; 20 calls for service; two assists to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office; two assists to the South Carolina Highway Patrol; two EMS responses; and seven fire calls.

• Fire Chief Josh Hales reported 14 calls, including two fires.

• In the Cameron income statement for July 2019, total revenues were $23,355.39; total expenses were $24,991.97; the checking account balance was $245,851.89; the fire department checking account balance was $13,788.89; the money market account was $1,226,165.29; and the total balance on hand was $485,805.37.

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• Council went into closed executive session to discuss a personnel matter.

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