Pelzer voters have the opportunity to approve or deny a large scale annexation referendum being presented to them on Tuesday, (June 9).
If approved, the Town of Pelzer will double the current town boundaries by including the upper and lower mill villages. And could also double that footprint again by including unincorporated areas located adjacent to and between West Pelzer and Williamston that are included in the Pelzer Voting Precinct.
In addition to the mill villages, the unincorporated area that will be brought into the town includes properties located between Depot Road, Palmetto Road, Palmetto High practice fields, both sides of SC Highway 20 including Fred’s, and along Courtney St., to the town owned lagoon property.
Properties on the Williamston side of Courtney Street including Brookview, Page and Tripp Streets just outside the Town of Williamston are not included in the annexation.
The expanded boundary could be smaller depending on a new development that came up last Monday involving a strip annexation by the Town of Williamston which could block a portion of the area from being included in the Pelzer annexation.
A special called meeting of Williamston Town Council will be held tonight (Monday, June 8) for second reading on the annexation of the strip of land on each of the 13 properties. First reading on the annexation of Life Journey Church in Pelzer will also be held during the special called meeting.
If Williamston’s ribbon annexation passes on second reading, it effectively takes the 13 properties out of the Pelzer annexation and blocks adjacent properties, including those on Depot Road, by making them non-contiguous to Pelzer.
Williamston Town Council unanimously approved first reading on the “ribbon annexation” during their regular monthly meeting last Monday.
Pelzer Town Council will meet tonight (Monday, June 8) at town hall offices at 6:30 p.m. Persons interested in the annexation referendum election or with questions about it are being invited to attend the meeting. In the case of an overflow crowd, the council meeting will be moved to the Pelzer gym.
A special called meeting of Williamston Town Council will also be held tonight (Monday, June 8) for second reading on the annexation of the strip of land on each of the 13 properties. First reading on the annexation of Life Journey Church in Pelzer will also be held during the special called meeting.
View Pelzer Annexation Area if Williamston Annexation passes
(Purple Outlined Area and Depot Road will be taken out of the Pelzer Annexation)