News In Brief - June 20, 2008

York County Council to study solid waste plan

A new solid waste plan based on the recommendations of a citizens' committee will be reviewed by the York County Council in July.

The committee took more than eight months to evaluate the current plan before a consultant drafted the proposed plan, Assistant County Manager Anna Hubbard Wilson said.

The council will discuss the plan at a workshop slated for July 14.

The current solid waste plan caused controversy in 2007, when significant changes were made between the second and final approvals that said no new construction and demolition debris landfills were needed in the county until 2013.

This halted plans for two C&D landfills, one on Vernsdale Road in Rock Hill and another on Quarry Road in York. Developers of both proposed sites have filed lawsuits relating to being left out of the plan.

--Kimberly Dick

Councilman Blake to hold campaign rally Saturday

A campaign rally for District 4 York County Councilman Roy Blake will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shabazz Cultural Center, formerly the Elks Club, 208 W. Black St., Rock Hill.

Blake faces Democratic challenger William "Bump" Roddey in Tuesday's primary election runoff. The winner will face Republican Tom Hardin in November for the seat representing southwestern Rock Hill.

-- Kimberly Dick