West Pelzer clarifies zoning along Main Street


During their meeting Tuesday, West Pelzer Town Council held first reading on an ordinance clarifying zoning on Main Street and added two members to the planning commission
Clerk Paula Payton reported that 14 work orders were complete in February. She also noted that the ReWa transfer is scheduled for March 31.
Waste Industries (GFL) will pick up only GFL cans starting Apri. 1. Citizens can contact GFL directory to add an additional can for a discounted rate of $5 per month. Through March 31, GFL will pick up one GFL can, one extra can and up to three extra bags of trash.
The Town of West Pelzer is partnering with Anderson County to construct a recycling center. ARPA funds will be used for the project.
Police Chief Scott Stoller reported there were 15 reports written in February with five arrests.
Among them were shoplifting, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, threatening the life of a public official, trespassing, drug possession and dog running at large.
There were nine warnings, 22 tickets written and vehicle collisions.
Chief Stoller announced that the next three-way stop at Dendy and Welborn Streets will be installed in the next two weeks. “We plan to utilize the same advertisements, pre-warnings, and reasonable enforcement once installed, as was done with Holiday Street.
Stoller also announced that Sergeant Brandon Rogers has completed a week of training at the Criminal Justice Academy and is now a certified law enforcement instructor.
Council approved first reading on an ordinance to clarify commercial zoning along Main Street (Hwy. 8).
Anticipating that demand for development will continue along Main Street, the ordinance identified multiple zoning classifications that conflict with land uses, permitted uses, setbacks, signage, parking and other zoning matters. An amendment to the District Regulations of the town’s Zoning Ordinance will allow by special exception the following uses for parcels that are adjacent to Main Street:
Including junkyards, automotive garages, automotive repairs, automotive services, automotive sale lots, automotive wash stations (car washes), check cashing services, loan services and tattoo parlors. It also allows for other uses not clearly identified in the zoning district allowable uses of similar NAICS codes.
Council unanimously approved adding Diane Smith and Rey McClain to the town’s Planning Commission.
Mayor Blake Sanders said ARPA funds have been allocated to many projects including landscaping, WiFi in Chapman Park and O’Dell Community Center, string lights on Hindman Street, new fire hydrants, radio read meters and other projects.
Mayor Sanders also encouraged residents to review the proposed impact fee for new housing construction in Anderson School District One.