County Administrator: No final vote tonight on Project Jackson TIF

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Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW) -- Tuesday night, Aiken County Council will not approve or deny the public-private plan to bring the GreenJackets, a hotel and other things to the North Augusta Riverfront.

Aiken County Administrator Clay Killian says county attorneys determined the proposal will have to be presented to the council as an ordinance rather than a resolution. This will mean before the proposal can be approved or denied, Project Jackson will need three readings before a vote can be recorded. Killian also speculates that the county will ask for a public meeting as is protocol.

Council could still give the proposal its "first reading" Tuesday night.

The news came as a surprise to the dozens of citizens who showed up for the vote. Many wore stickers and held signs. Some were there in support of the proposal, while some were against it. There were so many people in the room, in fact, that both assistant administrators were standing. Some members of the public even opted to sit on the floor since all seats were taken.

News 12 will post more details as they develop.

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