LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) – Lancaster County had its second reading on redistricting lines that will give more council coverage in the panhandle, the fastest growing part of the county.
Every 10 years it’s required by law for county lines to be re-assessed. Based on census numbers the final reading is set for January 31st.
Lancaster County Councilman and Chairman of the Redistricting Committee, Brian Carnes says the proposed map would relocate District 4, which is currently around the city of Lancaster to the top of the panhandle in Indian Land. These two districts would be reshaped.
Carnes, who represents areas in the Panhandle, says redistricting in a growing community allows for equal representation for all citizens.
The county will remain with seven council seats. Larry Honeycutt who represents District 4 is not running for reelection, therefore filing for that District 4 seat, and races that are up for re-election, will open March 15th with the primary being in June.
The New Lancaster County Administrator, Dennis Marstall said other county needs include staffing, facility upgrades, a new detention center, roads, parks and improvements on the county vehicle fleet shop.