Anderson County Council approves fee in lieu agreements and two zoning requests

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During their meeting Tuesday, Anderson County Council approved several fee in lieu agreements, zoning change requests.
Council unanimously approved third reading on an ordinance rezoning .92 acres of property on Hwy., 187 in the Mount Tabor Precinct. Zoning is being changed from Neighborhood Commercial (C-In) to Highway Commercial (C-2).
Council unanimously approved third reading to amend an agreement for expansion of a joint industrial and business park for Anderson and Greenville Counties. The expansion is for a project called “Project Care”. No one spoke at a public hearing held before the vote.
Council unanimously approved third reading an ordinance to transfer several parcels of property owned by the County to the Town of Pelzer. Administrator Rusty Burns said the properties were a liability for the County. No one spoke at a public hearing held before the vote.
Council unanimously approved a transfer of right of way interest in property at Big Water Marina. The property was returned to the Marina after it was found to not be needed for a road improvement project. No one spoke at a public hearing held before the vote.
Council unanimously agreed to reconsider an ordinance authorizing a fee in lieu of tax agreement for a Project “Little Brother” which was voted on at the last meeting. The economic development agreement, with Gray Industrial Realty 7, LLC. The issue was tabled to allow for a notice of public hearing on the project before final reading is approved. The $30 million spec warehouse includes 406,000 sq. ft. of space and is located at Exit 32.
Council unanimously approved second reading on a real estate lease with Clemson University (Clemson Extension) for space in a building owned by the County at 1428 Pearman Dairy Road.
Council approved second reading on an ordinance to rezone 97.48 acres from R-20 single Family Residential to 1-2 Industrial Park in the Centerville Station A precinct. The property was zoned R-20 in 1999. Councilman Tommy Dunn recused himself from the vote due to an interest in the property. Councilwoman C. Wilson said she normally does not agree with rezoning property from single family to commercial, but the commercial zoning is appropriate for the area to “develop in a nice way and not wreck adjacent landowners property values.”
Council unanimously approved second reading rezoning 16.3 acres on Beaverdam Road from R-20 Single Family Residential to C-3 Commercial. The rezoning is for a portion of a larger tract of 54.22 acres zoned Single Family residential in 1999.
Council approved first reading on an infrastructure financing agreement on behalf of Tetramer Technologies LLC and Hoobastank Industries LLC for a new project (Tetramer 2) to be located in an already existing joint industrial park with Greenville County.
Council approved first reading on a fee in lieu of tax agreement for “Project Cove”. According to Economic Development Director Burriss Nelson, a private entity intends to reopen a defunct campground near the Green Pond Landing. The facility will include 135 campsites, full hookups and 10 mini cabins.
Council also approved a resolution authorizing a fee in lieu and special source credit agreement for “Project Cove”. The agreement provides certain credits against fee payment in reimbursement of investment in qualified infrastructure. The project will include an investment of $8 million and provide jobs at $22/hour.
Council unanimously approved first reading on an agreement to enlarge a joint county industrial and business park of Anderson and Greenville Counties to include the “Project Cove” project.
Council renewed a bid contract with Liberty Tire Recycling of Johnson, SC/Pittsburgh PA for removal of waste tires collected and the Anderson Regional MRF.
Council approved a bid of $481,626 by Ascendum Machinery, Inc. for a 32 ton Articulated Hauler for the Solid Waste
Council approved a bid of $74,500 to CIDS Driver/R. Barry Tucker for asbestos abatement at the old jail site. Project includes National Guard, Fleet Maintenance, Quonset Hut and Fill Station Structure.
Council also approved various funding requests from Councilmembers for the following: Anderson Free Clinic, Hope Missions of the Upstate, Anderson Arts Center, Town of West Pelzer, United Way operations, United Way Camp iRock, Piedmont Public service District, City of Belton and Town of Starr.