Voters soon will have a chance to voice their concerns about Rock Hill to their member of City Council face-to-face.
In the next few weeks, each member of the Rock Hill City Council will hold a “neighborhood meeting” in their own ward to share information on city activities and hear from residents in person.
Attendees at the public meetings will hear from city staff about stormwater projects, street maintenance, utility rates and billing, initiatives from the Rock Hill Police Department, and programs available from Housing and Neighborhood Services.
Residents also will hear from their representative on the City Council, Mayor Doug Echols – who will make comments at each planned meeting – and other city officials, the city says.
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Meetings will begin Tuesday, and continue until October.
The meetings come just a few weeks before three council members face re-election to new four-year terms in the Oct. 20 election:
▪ Sandra Oborokumo, who represents Ward 1 (much of western Rock Hill)
▪ Kathy Pender, who represents Ward 2, (north-central Rock Hill)
▪ Kevin Sutton, who represents Ward 3, (southeastern Rock Hill)
As of Wednesday, no one had filed to run against them in the nonpartisan race. Filling for City Council candidates closes at 5 p.m. Friday.
Echols and the other three members of the City Council – John Black (Ward 4), Ann Williamson (Ward 5) and Jim Reno (Ward 6) – will face re-election in 2017.
For more information, contact Mike Kropp in Housing and Neighborhood Services at 803-325-2523 or Mike.Kropp@cityofrockhill.com.
Want to go?
Neighborhood meetings are scheduled across Rock Hill over the next few weeks:
Ward 1 – Sandra Oborokumo
6:30 p.m., Tuesday
Boyd Hill Recreation Center, Gym, 1165 Constitution Blvd.
Ward 2 – Kathy Pender
6:30 p.m., Sept. 1
Ebinport Elementary School, Media Center, 2142 India Hook Road
Ward 3 – Kevin Sutton
6:30 p.m., Sept. 3
City Operations Center, Room 132, 757 S. Anderson Road
Ward 4 – John Black
6:30 p.m., Sept. 8
Rock Hill-York County Airport, Conference Room, 550 Airport Road
Ward 5 – Ann Williamson
6:30 p.m., Sept. 22
Emmett Scott Recreation Center, Community Room, 801 Crawford Road
Ward 6 – Jim Reno
6:30 p.m., Oct. 6
Cherry Park, Enclosed Shelter, 1466 Cherry Road