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City Council gets update on negotiations with Spartanburg CPW

Tuesday, May 14

Negotiations with CPW continue


At last night's City Council meeting, City Manager Ed Memmott updated Council about ongoing negotiations with the Spartanburg Commission of Public Works over the transfer payment. While progress has been made in a number of areas, including a proposal which would allow some properties added to Spartanburg Water's service area in the future to be added to the City through annexation, differences still exist over the amount of the transfer payment, according to Memmott.


Last month, the CPW announced plans to raise their rates by $2.65 million, citing the transfer payment as reason for the increase despite their most recent proposal to decrease the payment from its current annual level of $1.4 million to $1.2 million beginning in July. For more information on this issue, follow this link.


Also at last night's meeting:


° City Council voted 7-0 to approve a low bid of $667,964 by Ashmore Bros. Inc. of Greer for the 2013 city street resurfacing.


° Council recognized Fire Department Battalion Chief T. Pierre Brewton for obtaining “Chief Fire Officer” status from the National Fire Protection Association, a distinction earned by only 877 firefighters worldwide. The designation is given to firefighters who have demonstrated competency in 20 areas of the firefighting profession and meet numerous other requirements.

For more on Monday's meeting, see our full video as well as a roundup of our live tweets below.