Port Royal Town Council will meet tonight for the first time since revelations about previous business failings of a man who wants to operate a seafood and jellyfish operation out of the town's shrimp docks.
The concerns were brought to light last week when shrimpers in Florida contacted town staff and council members about their dealings with Steven Giese and his son, Steven Giese II.
Council members said at the time they wanted more information and the opportunity to speak with Steven Giese Sr., who said he intends to attend the meeting tonight at Town Hall, 700 Paris Ave.
The proposed agreement with Giese Sr. is not on tonight's agenda, but is expected to be brought up.
Three council meetings are planned tonight. A budget work session will begin at 5:30 p.m. to discuss fire services, building, streets, sanitation and revenue.
A public hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to discuss levying taxes and membership of the Redevelopment Commission.
And a work session will immediately follow with a Hargray presentation and a Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority report. Council members will also discuss next week's agenda, which includes votes on the hearing items and approval of contracts for garbage services and police station renovations.
Follow reporter Erin Moody at twitter.com/IPBG_Erin.