Public outcry prompts Kershaw County leaders to toss trash ordin - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Public outcry prompts Kershaw County leaders to toss trash ordinance

KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A proposed law change on trash drew dozens of people to a meeting of the Kershaw County Council Tuesday.

The council was on the verge of passing the new ordinance. It would have allowed county officials to take action against property owners who leave debris, junk and other materials in their yards.

Many opponents of the ordinance said it was too broadly worded and it would have given too much power to county code enforcement. Supporters of the idea, however, say trash on properties has become a "public nuisance" around the county.

“We weren't interested in businesses, we weren't interested in anything else no farm land,” county councilman Al Bozard said. “It was mainly housed where you gonna live and your neighbor is living right beside you.”

Bozard was the first to introduce the ordinance. Jimmy Crissman of Camden organized opposition to the rule. 
 
“You should be able to have whatever you want to on your property as long as it’s not harming your neighbor,” Crissman said. “We all pay taxes in this county, and we’re a working community but we all have a little junk in our yard and the government should not regulate junk.”
 
Members of the county council took no action on the trash ordinance Tuesday afternoon, essentially killing it. 

Supporters say they will try again to get it passed.

Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved. 

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • The Latest: Trump says Korea talks "going along very well'

    The Latest: Trump says Korea talks "going along very well'

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:23 AM EDT2018-05-26 11:23:24 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:15:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Protesters hold candle lights during a rally to denounce the United States' policies against North Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 25, 2018. North Korea said Friday that it's still willing to si...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Protesters hold candle lights during a rally to denounce the United States' policies against North Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 25, 2018. North Korea said Friday that it's still willing to si...

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim's potential meeting with...

    More >>

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim's potential meeting with President Donald Trump.

    More >>
  • 'Quiet revolution' leads to abortion rights win in Ireland

    'Quiet revolution' leads to abortion rights win in Ireland

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:43 AM EDT2018-05-26 06:43:19 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:14 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:14:45 GMT
    (Niall Carson/PA via AP). A man walks past a mural showing Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who had sought and been denied an abortion before she died after a miscarriage in a Galway hospital, with the word YES over it, in Dublin, Irel...(Niall Carson/PA via AP). A man walks past a mural showing Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who had sought and been denied an abortion before she died after a miscarriage in a Galway hospital, with the word YES over it, in Dublin, Irel...
    Official counting is set to begin in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country's strict ban.More >>
    Official counting is set to begin in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country's strict ban.More >>
  • Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

    Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:14 PM EDT2018-05-26 18:14:01 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:14 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:14:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Lilly Mucarsel, a native of Ecuador, poses for a picture in her office Friday, May 25, 2018, in Tustin, Calif. Mucarsel, 62, of Southern California finds herself reverting to English when she attends a baseball game or goes to...(AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Lilly Mucarsel, a native of Ecuador, poses for a picture in her office Friday, May 25, 2018, in Tustin, Calif. Mucarsel, 62, of Southern California finds herself reverting to English when she attends a baseball game or goes to...

    The Trump administration's harsh rhetoric and tougher policies toward immigrants have made some Spanish speakers self-conscious about speaking other languages in public.

    More >>

    The Trump administration's harsh rhetoric and tougher policies toward immigrants have made some Spanish speakers self-conscious about speaking other languages in public.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly