Hunnicutt to retire

EASLEY — Easley’s director of public works Lamar Hunnicutt will be retiring at the end of this month, Mayor Larry Bagwell announced during Monday night’s city council meeting.

Bagwell said Honeycutt’s retirement caught him by surprise, because he seems too young to retire.

“But he’s just turned 62, and I guess he wants to enjoy his retirement.” Bagwell said.

Hunnicutt’s efforts have been valuable to the city, Bagwell said.
“Lamar has been an asset to the city,” Bagwell said. “We appreciate your being a team player.”

Council also heard complaints from Eva O’Brien concerning the unfinished construction at College Gate Subdivision.

“I am ready to sell my home, and this makes it very difficult,” O’Brien said.

After O’Brien’s presentation, city administrator Fox Simons reported that the repaving of a street in the subdivision is set for this week, and the city has done all that it can to bring the project to a conclusion but the slow economy has caused some delays on the project. Various city officials vowed to look into how they could help the developers move forward with the project.

Council also approved two changes in zoning and accepted Tortuga Lane into the city.

Tortuga Lane is in the Turtle Tracks Subdivision, Simons said.
“All the houses are complete, but the developer went bankrupt,” he said. “The homeowners asked that the city take over maintenance of the road.”

Absent from Tuesday night’s meeting were Councilmen Chris Mann and Dave Watson. Watson was suffering from continuing back problems and Mann had to help coach his son’s Little League baseball game.