Travelers Rest City Council incumbents weigh in on their plans if re-elected

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HOLD ON TO THEIR SEA
GRANT: WELCOME TO TRAVELERS
REST. THIS CITY IN NORTHERN GREENVILLE
COUNTY IS GROWING AT A PACE CITY
COUNCILMEMBERS SAY THEY HAVE
NEVER SEEN BEFORE.>>I’M GRANT BUMGARNER, AND
RUNNING FOR TRAVELERS REST CITY
COUNCIL.>>HE HAS BEEN ON COUNCIL FOR 16
YEARS.>>IT’S NOT GOING TO BE THE
SLEEPY LITTLE TOWN IT USED TO
BE, IT’S NOT GOING TO BE. WE’VE GOT TWO CHOICES, WE CAN
EITHER CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD,
OR WE CAN STOP ALL THIS GROW
AND SAY NO, WE DON’T WANT PEOPLE
TO COME HERE. NO, WE WANT THIS TO BE THE
SLEEPY LITTLE TOWN THAT IT WAS. IT’S NEVER GOING TO BE.>>HE SAYS HE IS RUNNING TO HELP
CONTROL THE GROWTH AND PUT IN
PLACE THE REGULATIONS NEEDED TO
DO THA
WE WANTED SOMETHING TO HAPPEN
THERE.>>FELLOW COUNCILMEMBER KELLY
BYARS AGREES.>>THIS IS MY FIRST TERM, COMING
UP ON THE END OF THAT, SO IT HAS
BEEN FOUR YEARS SINCE I WAS
ELECTED LAST TIME.>>OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS,
FURMAN UNIVERSITY HAS BECOME
PART OF THE CITY. MORE AND MORE RESTAURANTS,
BUSINESSES, AND SHOPS HAVE
OPENED. AND THAT SWAMP RABBIT TRAIL
CONTINUES TO ATTRACT MORE AND
MORE PEOPLE TO THE CITY.>>WE’VE HIRED A NEW CITY
ADMINISTRATOR, WE’VE HIRED A NEW
POLICE CHIEF, WE’VE HIRED A NEW
CITY PLANNER WE’VE MOVED OUR
CITY HALL. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY WE’
— MOST ABUNDANTLY, WE HAVE
CREATED THREE WONDERFUL NEW
MASTER PLANS FOR THE CITY.>>AN OVERALL MASTER PLAN. A DOWNTOWN MASTER PLAN. AND A POINSETT CORRIDOR MASTER
PLAN. MY NAME IS SHANIECE CRISS,
AND I AM RUNNING FOR TRAVELERS
REST CITY COUNCIL. ALSO CURRENTLY ON COUNCIL,
SHE SAYS WITH ALL THE GROWTH,
SHE WANTS TO MAKE SURE THE CITY
HOLDS ONTO WHAT SHE BELIEVES
MAKES THIS CITY SO SPECIAL. I LOVE LIVING IN TRAVELERS
REST, AND I WANT TO MAKE SUR
THAT WE MAINTAIN OUR COMMUNITY
CONNECTION AND OUR CHARMING
CHARACTER.>>ONE WAY SHE SAYS THEY HAVE
DONE THAT IS INCREASING PAY FOR
POLICE OFFICERS AND FIRE
FIGHTERS
>>AND RIGHT NOW, WE HAV
PROPOSED SOMETHING THAT THERE WILL BE A REQUIREMENT FOR
NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS BEFORE
CERTAIN DEVELOPMENTS.>>VOTERS ON THE OTH SIDE —
VOTERS WILL NOW DECIDE IF THESE
THREE CURRENT MEMBERS OF COUNCIL
WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO CONTINUE
THE WORK THEY’VE ALREA


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