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Cayce mayor and city manager issue statement about S.C. Supreme Court’s ruling on Norfolk Southern bridge

Feb 13, 2011

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CAYCE, SC - February 13, 2011 - City of Cayce Mayor Elise Partin and City Manager Rebecca Rhodes issued the following joint statement about this week’s S.C. Supreme Court ruling on the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge over Highway 321. The city had attempted enforcement of an ordinance that would have required Norfolk Southern to repaint its rusting, graffiti-damaged bridge. However, the court ruled that the ordinance was pre-empted by Federal statutory law.

“In the last two years, the City of Cayce has made tremendous progress in its beautification efforts. There is no question that the Highway 321 bridge, located along one of our community’s major thoroughfares, is significantly hampering those efforts. While we understand the basis for the Supreme Court’s ruling, we continue to hope that Norfolk Southern will be a responsible corporate citizen and do the right thing by painting its rusty, unsightly bridge. This important step will help our efforts to make Cayce an even better place to live and do business.”