County councilman: Proactive planning for growth a challenge

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — Pickens County Council chairman Roy Costner said one of the county’s biggest challenges is preparing for predicted growth.

“Right now, Pickens County is slated to grow at 22 percent in the next 10 years,” he said.

Costner and vice chairman Chris Bowers spoke on growth at the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce’s recent State of the County luncheon.

As the county grows, “we’ve got to still provide those services,” Costner said.

“Water and sewer, the things I hate talking about,” he said. “That’s not the fun stuff.”

But those services are necessary for growth.

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