North Augusta municipal building

The North Augusta Municipal Building is pictured.

North Augusta City Council will meet to take a vote Monday on a resolution related to the contract for the city administrator position as well as vote on some unfinished business and hear a financial update on Riverside Village.

Monday’s meeting will be the third that City Council has held virtually via GoToMeeting.

At the beginning of the meeting, there will be a proclamation to end the state of civil emergency for the city of North Augusta.

Council will vote on a resolution “to authorize the contract for employment of City Administrator,” according to an agenda for the meeting.

The city announced in April that Col. Jim Clifford, who is currently the garrison commander at Fort Gordon, has been appointed as city administrator and will begin the job in August.

City Council will vote on whether or not to remove an ordinance from the table regarding the abandonment of a road right-of-way in Hammond’s Ferry.

The ordinance was unanimously tabled during the May 4 meeting.

“I’m going to make a motion to table this tonight so we have a chance to review this and figure out what the details are, if there are any constraints on this,” said North Augusta Mayor Bob Pettit during that meeting, adding that he didn’t believe it was a time-sensitive issue.

City Council will also vote on the second and final reading of an ordinance that would, if passed, authorize the city to enter into a lease agreement with Riverside HF, LLC related to property in Hammond’s Ferry.

“In order to provide adequate parking for the facility, the developers proposed to construct and maintain a parking lot on property belonging to the City with the understanding that the City and general public would be able to utilize such parking when not required for the developers facility,” the ordinance states.

Council will also vote on the second and final reading of an ordinance that, if passed, would grant easements to Dominion Energy South Carolina for placement of facilities in Hammond’s Ferry.

City Council will also take the first of two votes on an ordinance that would allow city boards and City Council to meet electronically during times of a declared state of emergency. An emergency ordinance allowing boards and City Council to meet electronically was passed on April 6.

City Council will also vote on a resolution and the first reading of an ordinance related to annexing around 1.95 acres of property on West Five Notch Road owned by The Hammonds at Five Notch.

During the study session before the meeting, Council will hear a proposal for a small business program from interim City Administrator Rachelle Moody. Cammie Hayes, finance director, will update Council on the financial status of Riverside Village and the current state of utility payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lindsey is the North Augusta reporter at the Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2017, and grew up in Hodges, SC.