Several Clemson residents appeared before Pickens County Council last week to urge it to address the county’s animal control ordinance they say needs to be strengthened to curb abuse and neglect of animals.
Members of the ClemsonNEXT implementation steering committee say a charrette for Uptown — one of five catalyst areas listed by Development Strategies in the strategic plan final report for future growth in Clemson — is planned in the coming months.
While Clemson City Council spent an hour and a half at a recent meeting discussing its goals and objectives for the 2021-22 fiscal year budget, the leaders of two former nonprofits now under the city umbrella have already unveiled their goals.
Clemson City Councilman Bob Brookover said an organizational structure for the city’s parks and recreation department needs to be in place before recommendations regarding specific staff positions, such as a proposed athletic director position, can be made.
Clemson City Council heard a recommendation last week to close all city parks from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., but decided to tackle the bigger issue of dealing with the homeless population camping out at the city parks at a later date.