Happy Christmas to all!

Another year is drawing to a close and there is so much going on in our community.  We are pleased at the interest of so many new (and old) residents and hope to see you next year when we begin our meetings back at the DelWebb Library.  For those of you who are new to us, please click on documentation and you will see the area for meeting minutes.

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Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and productive New Year!

ILAC Meeting Preview for December 9th

The final meeting of the year for the Indian Land Action Council will be held at the Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Hwy.(Rte 521), Indian Land, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 7PM.  This is the last meeting at the Rec Center and although we appreciated being able to hold our meetings there, we are delighted to be back at the DelWebb Library beginning in January.  Our meeting day will be changed to the third Thursday of each month, except for March, which will be on Tuesday, March 24th.

Ms Jane Tanner, former ILAC president, will speak on the current status of  Pressley Recycling.  She is one of the people who has been closely involved in this situation and has kindly accepted our invitation to give us an update.

Our featured speaker will be Sheriff Barry Faile.  He has much to tell us about what is happening in Indian Land, including the formation of a special fee district in order to have more protection in the Panhandle.  Also, the Sheriff said we may be shocked by some of the information he has to share with us.  So, please be sure to join us this coming Tuesday.

Following our guest speakers, we invite you to join us for punch, hot cider, and light refreshments.  So, please, come to share the Christmas spirit with your friends and neighbors.   Donations of non-perishable items or cash for the Belair Food Pantry are  always welcomed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ILAC is moving January 15, 2015!!

We are pleased to announce that the Indian Land Action Council meetings will, once again, be held at the DelWebb Library in Indian Land, beginning on January 15, 2015.  After extensive negotiations, the Lancaster Library Board has been able to work with the County Administrator and other parties involved, to come up with a plan to allow groups such as ours to use the meeting room.  We are pleased with the efforts extended by everyone involved and especially the members of the Board.

Due to prior scheduling, we must change our meeting day to the Third THURSDAY of each month except for March.  In March, the meeting will be held on the fourth Tuesday, 3/24/15.  All meetings will begin promptly at 7:00PM.  So, mark your calendars for our new dates and location. We look forward to seeing you back there!

The final meeting of 2014 will be on December 9th at the IL Recreation Center.

Preview of November 11, 2014 ILAC meeting

We are pleased to announce that the program we had scheduled for October will be held this coming Tuesday at the Indian Land Rec Center.  The meeting will start promptly at 7:00pm so come a little early to meet your neighbors!   House  Rep. Deb Long will assist in the flag dedication as we recognize our Veterans on their special day.  Hal Hiott, Director of Park & Rec. will accept the flags and update us on what is happening in Indian Land and Lancaster County.  We will hear from Brian Sisson, COO of the new Range at Ballantyne on Harrisburg Road.  Our featured speaker, David Hooper, RFATS Coordinator/Transportation Planner III(Rock Hill-Fort Mill Area Transportation Study) will speak about who they are, what they do, and how their program affects Indian Land.

We will also get updates from other local community leaders.  The public is welcome and we hope to see you there.  For more information contact Pres. Wanda Rosa at 781-248-5268 or Vice-Pres. Ken Eisel at 803-431-7290.

Candidates Forum Tonight!!

Just a reminder that the Forum at the City of Light will begin at 5PM with a half hour “meet and greet”.  The formal program will begin at 5:30 with the Flag salute led by the Indian Land High School Jr. ROTC and invocation by Rev. Harry K. Gindhart Jr.  After the Candidates finish with their questions/answers and summations, Ted Hoover, who was Vice-chair of the Capital Project Sales Tax Commission, will walk us through the question that will be on the November 4th ballot about extending the 1% tax for another seven years to pay for certain capital improvements. When the program ends at 7:30PM, there will still be time to speak with the candidates on an informal basis for another half hour.  We at ILAC and the Carolina Gateway hope to see you there – City of Light, 3000 WorldReach Drive, Indian Land.  If you did not send in a question, there will be an opportunity to submit one in writing up until 5 minutes before the formal program begins. If time permits, the moderator, Laurabree Monday from CN2 news will refer as many questions  as possible to the candidates.

 Please contact us if you have any questions.  Wanda Rosa, President, 781-248-5268 or Ken Eisel, Vice-President 803-431-7290.

ILAC meeting cancelled!

It appears the tornado watch is staying in place.  The other events at the Rec Center are being cancelled tonight as well.  A notice is being posted at the Rec Center.

So, with an abundance of caution we are canceling tonight’s meeting, which I was so looking forward to.  Hopefully, our invited guests will be able to make it to our next meeting on November 11th.

Tornado Watch!

We have just been notified by Hal Hiott from Parks & Rec that Lancaster County and the School Board have shut down all activities scheduled for tonight.  At this time a tornado watch is in effect for Lancaster County until 10PM.

We will wait until 5PM to make a final decision, but, as of this time we are considering canceling tonight’s meeting.  We will keep you posted as your safety is our utmost concern.

Preview of ILAC meeting 10/14/14

ILAC members and guests are invited to the Indian Land Rec Center, 8286 Charlotte Highway for our regular meeting beginning promptly at 7PM.  Come a little early to enjoy some fellowship with your neighbors and county officials.

We are excited to present a U.S. Flag and a SC flag to the Rec Center.  Deborah Long, our SC House Representative, who was instrumental in obtaining the flags, will help with the dedication.  These will be accepted by Hal Hiott, the head of Lancaster County Park and Recs. department.  After the dedication and Pledge of Allegiance led by Rep. Long, she will be available for any questions from the audience regarding matters related to the State.  Hal Hiott will also update us on what is happening in the Parks and Recreation area in Indian Land.

Brian Sisson will be here from the Range at Ballantyne which opened recently on Harrisburg Road.  He will tell us about the gun range and answer any questions the public may have.

Our featured speaker will be David F. Hooper, the Coordinator and Transportation Planner from RFATS(Rock Hill, Fort Mill Area Transportation Study).  Our members are looking forward to understanding more about RFATS, what it is, who the players are, how it works and how it might impact us in Indian Land.  We will also learn about future plans for the US521/Marvin Road intersection.

We look forward to an informative meeting.  For further information, contact Wanda Rosa, President, at 781-248-5268 or Ken Eisel, Vice-President, at 803-431-7290.

 

Updates!

First, it was a beautiful day for the Fall Festival at City of Light this past Saturday.  Over 150  people stopped by our station to say hello and sign our petition regarding amending our 29707 zip code to show Indian Land as the preferred address and not Fort Mill.  There will be much more to come on this later.

Second, four of us attended the Library board meeting last night and were gratified to learn that the board, after consulting with County and insurance company officials, has come up with a preliminary plan to allow the DelWebb Library to be open for after hours meetings.  There will be another meeting at the Lancaster Main Library on Tuesday, October 21st, to hammer out the details but it does look promising.  Thanks to all those who are trying to make this happen.  We look forward to perhaps having our meetings take place at DelWebb starting next year.

And, lastly, mark your calendars for October 16th at the City of Light, for the Candidates Forum.  Doors will open at 5pm so you will have one half hour to meet the candidates before the formal presentation and then at 7:30 for another half hour after the event.  The Carolina Gateway will be asking citizens to send in their questions in advance of the forum.   Laurabree Monday from CN2 news will be the moderator.

Please contact us if you have any questions.  Wanda Rosa, President, 781-248-5268 or Ken Eisel, Vice-President 803-431-7290.