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“Affirmed” by re-election victory, Irmo Town Councilwoman Kathy Condom sets course for new term

14-year veteran lists “peace," regulation reform among chief goals.

Irmo, SC (James Bowers) - Kathy Condom smiles when asked about what winning another term on the Irmo Town Council meant to her. “To me it’s a vote of confidence, it’s a vote of affirmation," Condom says. “They like the way I’ve been doing things, and that’s important.”

The fourteen-year veteran of the council is wasting no time in setting her goals for this new term. A big one for Condom is achieving peace among her coworkers on council, as Town Council meetings have at times descended into tense arguments during the last term. “Getting along better will make the citizens happy,” Condom notes.

Another key issue Condom would like to focus on is a rental ordinance which would require landlords to furnish homes in safe, healthy condition prior to, and while renting a home or apartment. “We’re not sure how we’re going to do it, but strengthening these policies is a must," Condom says of the issue.

For one of her key accomplishments from last term, Condom drew inspiration from her television. It was an episode of the CBS crime drama NCIS that made Condom aware of a type of Glock pistol equipped with a light on its barrel that enabled the user to see potential threats. Condom was struck by this innovative safety feature, and set about acquiring these newer, high-techguns for Irmo Police Department. She found that the weapons were not that costly and now, all IPD officers have these lighted Glocks, which could possibly save their lives in a potential ambush situation. “I was very proud of myself for that," Condom says with a smile.

For a longtime Irmo resident with a lengthy history of public service, Kathy Condom approaches the upcoming term with the enthusiasm of a newcomer. Her dedication to serving the citizens of Irmo prompted them to once again select her for a seat on their town council.

Condom and her fellow council members will get back to business on November 14 (moved up one week due to Thanksgiving). The meeting will be highlighted by a hearing on paving regulations for new residential developments. The meetings are held at the Irmo Town Hall which is located at 7300 Woodrow St, Irmo, SC.

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