Councilman Sommerville to be LIBPA guest speaker

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District 7 County Councilman Paul Sommerville will be the guest speaker at the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association  November 8 meeting which will be held at 8 a.m. in the Beaufort County Realtor’s Association Headquarters (in the Professional Village behind BB&T on Lady’s Island Drive).
Sommerville was first elected to represent District 7 as a member of Beaufort County Council in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. He is a Beaufort native, a U. S. Army veteran and a management consultant with extensive experience in labor relations. In addition to serving as Vice Chairman of County Council, he serves as Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, Chairman of the Development Agreement Negotiations Committee and a member of the Finance Committee and Public Facilities Committee.
Councilman Sommerville has been requested to include in his discussion the following subjects:
• Can we afford an extension of the Rural and Critical Land Program?
• Should we begin now defining the projects to be included in the next (2012) 1% sales tax referendum?
• Is the development of Crystal Lake as a park financially feasible in this time of limited revenue?
• What steps should be taken to improve the economic picture of Beaufort County?