During their April 5 meeting, Anderson County Council approved second reading on the River Oaks Special Tax District and paving for Hamlin Road, both in the Powdersville area of the county. Council also approved the donation of a used animal control truck to the Town of Williamston.
District 7 Councilwoman Cindy Wilson updated council on discussions and issues before the Planning and Public Works committee.
Council approved a resolution recognizing Fair Housing Month.
Council approved third reading on ordinance 2022-007 to amend an agreement for the development of a joint county industrial and business park (2010) of Anderson and Greenville Counties to allow the park to be enlarged.
Council held second reading on an ordinance to create the River Oaks Special Tax District. No one spoke at the public hearing held before the vote. Creation of the district will provide funds for a bond to upgrade the roads and gutters in the Powdersville area subdivision to bring them up to county road standards.
Council approved third reading on an ordinance to add “Project Leaf”, a not yet announced project in Greenville County to the Joint Anderson & Greenville Counties’ Multi County Industrial Park in Greenville County. The approval will allow the project to access benefits through the SC economic development incentive program.
Council approved second reading on an ordinance authorizing a fee agreement for a “Project Lifeboat” which Anderson County Economic Development Director Burris Nelson said will bring $20,270,000 in capital investment to the county. Nelson said the company plans to build a new facility that will create 50 new jobs with average wage of $42.23 per hour.
Council approved first reading on an ordinance to amend the Anderson County Zoning Ordinance to rezoned 5.39 acres on Evergreen Road in the North Pointe Precinct from R-20 Single Family Residential District to R-10 Single Family Residential District.
Council approved first reading in title only on an ordinance authorizing a fee in lieu of tax and incentive agreement for Project Yell” The expansion will include 80 new jobs with average wage of $22.64 per hour and new machinery.
Council approved first reading to amend county ordinance to provide for drainage and utility easements to convey stormwater and provide for location of utilities in developments within the county. The ordinance requires the easements to be shown on the final plat and will “help avoid flooding issues we have in the county,” District 7 Councilwoman Wilson said.
Councilmember Brett Sanders said the change “will also protect homeowners as well.”
Council approved renewal of a ground lease agreement with Duke Energy for location of a battery storage system project which provides emergency backup for the Civic Center.
Council approved a resolution to abandon and close Walter Chamblee Road.
Council approve a resolution to assign and issue an existing fee in lieu of tax and incentive agreement with ABB Motors and mechanical, Inc.
Council also approved a resolution to allow for the execution and delivery of a fee in lieu of tax and incentive agreement for Project Highway 81 Logistics. The company plans to add 12 new jobs with average wage of $28.43 per hour and included a $45 million investment.
Council approved accepting Parkview Glen Subdivision roads Walking Stick Way and Fox Hollow Lane into the County road system. The roads are located just off I-85 and Hwy 29 in Council District 6 and have Pelzer addresses.
Council also approved funding for paving Hamlin Road and the Meadows Subdivision with ACTC funds.
Council approved the appointment of Butch D. Merritt to the Anderson County Museum Board and Kathy Parris to the Anderson Oconee Behavioral Health.
Council approved the donation of a Sheriff animal control unit to the Town of Williamston. The black 2012 truck has 205,000 miles and is specially equipped for animal control. The truck is valued at $9,500.
Council also approved the donation of a 2006 F-150 4×4 Pickup to the Town of Honea Path. The truck is valued at $7,500.
Each councilmember made requests to provide funding the Anderson Cancer Association.
District 6 Councilman Jimmy Davis said there will be a ribbon cutting this Friday at 10 a.m. for improvements at Dolly Cooper Park. The project will include new parking spaces and a covered pavillion with picnic tables. He also said construction on the Pickelball Courts at Hurricane Springs Park had started.