For the first time in nearly five years, both the Rock Hill City Council and York Council Council met for a joint work session Monday night.
It was an effort by both bodies — and their respective heads — to join forces and find out solutions towards growth management, economic development needs and major municipal projects.
For some council members, it also helped put things in perspective.
“Being one of the younger council members…it’s a good meeting for me to be involved in because it paints that picture 20, 30, 40 years out,” York County Councilman Bump Roddey said.
Councilmembers reviewed presentations by both city and county staff on growth projections and their effects on the area as well as the need for additional business parks to serve commercial needs. The economic development arms of both York County and Rock Hill are eyeing a 300-acre parcel south of Rock Hill on Springdale Road at U.S. 21.