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Roles of Main Street Beaufort, Chamber of Commerce up for discussion by City Council

Representatives from Main Street Beaufort and Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will talk about their roles in the community and future goals tonight as Beaufort City Council continues to review the city's boards, commissions and organizations.

Main Street, the nonprofit representing downtown businesses, was not included in the city's current fiscal year budget. The organization had received about $50,000 each year of a five-year contract with the city and Redevelopment Commission.

The discussion tonight is part of a work session in City Hall's planning conference room at 5 p.m. and will also include the Tourism Management Advisory Committee. The City Council meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

Also on tonight's agenda:

- An executive session related to public safety personnel and land acquisition

- Second votes on a budget amendment to account for $69,000 in construction costs covered by grant, and on a request to rezone part of Simms Street as high-density, single-family residential

- A motion to allow the city to contract with consultant InterDev for information technology services

- A request for a business license penalty waiver and street closures

Follow reporter Stephen Fastenau at twitter.com/IPBG_Stephen.

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