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Minutes Regular Meeting 02/26/13

  Minutes
Sumter County Council
Regular Meeting
February 26, 2013 - Held at 4:00 p.m.
Sumter County Administration Building -- Third Floor
County Council Chambers, 13 East Canal Street , Sumter, South Carolina


 

COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:

  1. Chairman Larry Blanding, Council District #6
  2. Vice Chairman, Eugene R. Baten, Council District #7
  3. Councilman Artie Baker, Council District #2
  4. Councilman James R. Byrd, Council District #3
  5. Councilman Charles T. Edens, Council District #4
  6. Councilwoman Vivian Fleming McGhaney, Council District #5

COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT:

  1. Councilwoman Naomi D. Sanders (Absent due to family emergency.)
  1. Vice Chairman Eugene R. Baten (Present for Committee meetings but was absent from regular meeting due to family emergency.)

 

STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT:

Mary W. Blanding, Clerk to Council

Gary M. Mixon, County Administrator

Lorraine Dennis, Assist. Administrator

Johnathan Bryan, County Attorney

George McGregor, Planning Director

Pam Craven, Finance Director

The Honorable Anthony Dennis, Sheriff

Kathy Ward, Sheriff’s Attorney

Keysa Rogers, Human Resources Director

Martha Clodfelter, Budget Analyst

Perry Tiller, Sheriff Deputy

Hampton Gardner, Chief Sheriff Deputy

Ricky Nelson, Sheriff Deputy

 

 

MEDIA PRESENT

The Item Newspaper (Bristow Marchant)

 

THE PUBLIC PRESENT:

Approximately 28 members of the public were in attendance.

     

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Chairman of Council, Larry Blanding, called the meeting to order. 

INVOCATION:  Councilwoman Vivian Fleming McGhaney gave the invocation. 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  All in attendance repeated the Pledge of Allegiance.    

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:  Chairman Blanding asked the Clerk to Council if there were any adjustments to the agenda.  The Clerk stated that there were no changes to the agenda.  Then Chairman Blanding called for a motion to approve the February 26, 2013, agenda.    

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Councilman Baker, seconded by Councilman Byrd, and unanimously carried by Council to approve the February 26, 2013, agenda as amended. 

MINUTES:  REGULAR MEETING HELD ON FEBRUARY 12, 2013:  Chairman Blanding stated that he would entertain a motion to approve the minutes of Sumter County Council’s regular meeting held on February 12, 2013

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Councilman Edens, seconded by Councilman Baker, and unanimously carried by Council to approve the minutes of the regular County Council meeting held on February 12, 2013, as presented.

The Sheriff’s Presentation Will Be Presented Immediately After The Approval Of The Minutes Of February 12, 2013. 

NEW BUSINESS:

(1)   Presentation By Sheriff Anthony Dennis To Members of Sumter County Council.

Sheriff Dennis stated that the Sheriff’s Office started several Community projects several years ago.  One of the projects was Toys for Tots.  The Sheriff’s Office partnered with the United States Marine Corps in Sumter.  Working with this project, the Sheriff’s Office and others were able to raise over $30,000 and helped over 900 families for the Christmas holiday because of the Toys for Tots Program.  Lieutenant Ricky Nelson leads this program for the Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff Dennis thanked County Council for assisting with this program.  Then Sheriff Dennis presented Council with a plaque for their help.  After all comments, pictures were taken and Council thanked Sheriff Dennis and others for their work in the Sumter community. 

ACTION:  Received as information.

LAND USE MATTERS AND REZONING REQUESTS --

Development/Rezoning Request –

(1)   RZ-13-01 -- 425/435  S. Guignard Drive  (County)Second Reading/Public Hearing -- Request To Rezone +/- 6.1 Acres Located At 425/435 S. Guignard Drive From General Residential (GR) To General Commercial (GC).  The Property Is Represented By Tax Map Number 227-06-03-050. (Public Hearing Will Be Held Prior To Action On Second Reading Of This Proposed Rezoning Request.)

Mr. George McGregor presented this request to Council for second reading and public hearing.  He stated that Mr. Alton Spring is the applicant; however, the property is owned by Mrs. Washington (the old Jet Wrecking site.)  The Comprehensive Plan supports varied usages in this area.  The applicant hopes to have mobile vending of produce.  Currently mobile vending of produce is not permitted in General Residential.  After Mr. McGregor’s presentation, the Chairman convened a public hearing on this matter. 

PUBLIC HEARING

The Chairman called for the public hearing.  He asked if anyone wished to speak in favor of this proposed rezoning request can speak up to three minutes and should speak only through the Chairman. 

  • Mr. Alton Springs, the applicant, spoke in support of the request.  He stated that back in 2011, the Planning Department approved him selling produce at this site.  However, after the building that was located on the property was demolished, the property was rezoned.  Mr. Springs was unaware of the change in rezoning; while he was selling produce in 2012, he was told he would have to leave and he left.  Therefore, he asked Council to look favorably on his request. 
  • James Davis, Jr. stated that he lives in this area and he represents the Davis family in support of this request.  He said that he has seen many different vendors at this location while he was growing up from a child to adulthood.  He asked Council to support this request.   

Chairman Blanding then asked for those that wanted to speak against the rezoning.

  • Armstead Bailey asked how would this rezoning effect his family property? The Chairman asked Mr. McGregor to respond to the question.  Mr. McGregor stated that this rezoning will not affect him at all. 
  • Debra Calhoun asked if in the future Mr. Springs has full rights to sell this property.  It was noted that the owner of the property, Mrs. Washington, already has this property for sale and whenever she gets a sale for the property, Mr. Springs would have to deal with the new owners or stop selling at that site. 
  • Trevon Holland (did not speak during support of this rezoning request, but asked the Chairman could he still speak; the Chairman granted in approval to speak) stated that it is a positive thing to have a produce business in this area because it is a large parcel of land at this location which would keep unwanted activities off the property. 

After all comments, the Chairman closed the public hearing and stated that he would entertain a motion concerning second reading of this ordinance. 

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Councilman Byrd, seconded by Councilman Baker, and unanimously carried by Council to grant second reading approval for this rezoning request. 

(2)   RZ-13-02 -- 2605 Warehouse Boulevard/ 2705 Highway 15 South (County) -- Second Reading/Public Hearing -- Request To Rezone Two Parcels Located At 2605 Warehouse Boulevard And 2705 Highway 15 South (2.06 And 2.0 Acres Respectively, For A Total Of +/- 4.06 Acres) From Heavy Industrial (HI) To General Commercial (GC).  The Properties Are Represented By Tax Map Numbers 223-00-01-074 And 223-00-01-070.  (Public Hearing Will Be Held Prior To Action On Second Reading Of This Proposed Rezoning Request.)

Mr. McGregor stated that this request is from two property owners requesting that two parcels located at 2605 Warehouse Boulevard and 2705 Highway 15 South be rezoned from Heavy Industrial to General Commercial (GC).  The Comprehensive Plan is in support of this rezoning.  The Planning staff and Planning Commission recommended approval of this request. 

After Mr. McGregor’s presentation, the Chairman convened a public hearing on this matter.  Chairman Blanding stated that if anyone wished to speak in favor of this ordinance to please speak up to three minutes and address all comments to the Chairman. 

PUBLIC HEARING

  • Mr. Joe Davis of Davis Properties stated that he represents the owners on the South corner of Highway 15, south.  He stated that Heavy Industrial zoning does not allow a lot of uses that would be in demand; therefore, the owners would like to have the property rezoned to allow for more mixed uses in this area. 
  • Mr. Mack Kolb stated that he was presented on behalf of Clay Winsler who is a developer out of Columbia, SC.  Mr. Winsler is interested in placing another Dollar General in Sumter.  The reason Mr. Winsler is interested in this particular intersection is because it is already signalized. 
  • Mr. James Davis stated that he hopes that Council will support this request to allow for more economic development in Sumter County. 

The Chairman asked if anyone wished to speak in opposition to this request. 

  • Barry Reynolds stated that he owns the property that is adjacent to this property.  He is concerned about what else will be on the property other than the Dollar General and how will this development effect his property since his property will still be zoned Heavy Industrial.  Mr. Reynolds is concerned about the lighting, traffic issues, etc.  Mr. Reynolds said that he is not really opposed to the rezoning, he just needs to know how the rezoning will affect his property. 
  • Wheeler Sweat stated that he has property located on Oxford Street facing Guignard Bridge.  (Note:  Mr. Sweat was speaking to RZ-13-01; the Chairman stated that this matter has already been granted second reading.) 

After all comments, the Chairman closed the public hearing and Council took action on second reading. 

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Councilman Baker, seconded by Councilman Edens, and unanimously carried by Council to grant second reading approval to this rezoning request as presented.

Street Name Change – None

Grant Awards -- None

OTHER PUBLIC HEARING:  None

NEW BUSINESS CONTINUED:

(2)   R-13-02 -- A Resolution Authorizing The Sheriff Of Sumter County To Enter Into Interagency Agreements With The Williamsburg County Sheriff And The City Of Florence Police Department For Mutual Aid, Cooperation, Narcotics Enforcement Purposes And  Temporary Transfer Of Officers Pursuant To Multi-Jurisdictional Agreements

Ms. Kathy Ward, the Attorney for the Sheriff’s Department, presented this proposed resolution for approval.  She stated that this is another multi-jurisdictional agreement which would be between Sumter County and Williamsburg County and Florence Police Department.  After review of the resolution, Council took action on its approval.  (See resolution below.)

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Councilman Baker, seconded by Councilman Byrd, and unanimously carried by Council to adopt the said resolution and to direct the Chairman and the Clerk to execute and deliver the resolution on behalf of the County.    

WHEREAS, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance and Support Act, codified in Sections 23-20-10 through 23-20-60 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, (2007, as amended) authorizes law enforcement agencies of this State to enter into contractual agreements with other law enforcement providers as may be necessary for the proper and prudent exercise of public safety functions; and

WHEREAS, Sections 23-1-210 through 23-10-215 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, (2007, as amended) further authorizes the temporary transfer or assignment of law enforcement officers within multijurisdictional task forces established for the mutual aid and benefit of the participating jurisdictions, upon written agreements between the concerned municipalities or counties; and

WHEREAS, Section 5-7-120 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, (2004, as amended) further authorizes the temporary transfer or assignment of municipal law enforcement officers to requesting political subdivision in cases of emergency, provided a complete record of the request, together with the name of the officers sent, is recorded in the minutes of the next regular or special meeting of the governing bodies of both the requesting and the sending political subdivisions; and

WHEREAS, the Sumter County Council finds such agreements to be reasonable, prudent and desirable, and that such agreements serve the best interests of the citizens of Sumter County; and

WHEREAS, the Sumter County Council finds that the Sheriff, as the chief law enforcement officer for Sumter County, duly elected by the citizens of this County, is uniquely qualified and authorized to make determinations concerning the organization, initiation, implementation and supervision of law enforcement activities and operations by his office and/or in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies;

WHEREAS, the Sumter County Council continues to express its support of the Sheriff in his efforts to promote mutual assistance and cooperation among his office and various other law enforcement agents;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the County Council of Sumter County, South Carolina, in meeting duly assembled, that the Sheriff of Sumter County is authorized to enter into agreements with Williamsburg County, by and through its Sheriff, and with the City of Florence Police Department by and through its City Manager and/or Police Chief, for the provision of mutual assistance and cooperation, temporary transfer of officers, and/or crime prevention and enforcement tasks forces, including but not limited to narcotics enforcement agreements, in providing law enforcement services as set forth in such agreements.  The Sheriff and/or the County Administrator are hereby authorized to execute the agreements referenced and approved herein.

DONE IN COUNCIL ASSEMBLED this _26____ day of ___February_________, 2013.

(3)   13-787 – First Reading -- An Ordinance Authorizing The Execution And Delivery Of A Fee Agreement Dated As Of ____________________, 2013 By And Between Sumter County, South Carolina And Project Dark Wolf Providing For A Payment Of A Fee In Lieu Of Taxes And Other Matters Related Thereto.

The County Attorney, Johnathan Bryan, presented this proposed ordinance to Council for first reading, technically on caption only.  (The Fee In Lieu Of Tax Agreement is not attached to the ordinance at this point.) 

Mr. Bryan stated that Council was briefed in executive session at its last meeting concerning this project.  He asked Council to grant first reading to this ordinance. 

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Councilman Edens, seconded by Councilman Baker, and unanimously carried by Council to grant first reading approval for this proposed ordinance. 

WHEREAS, Sumter County, South Carolina (the “County”) acting by and through its County Council (the “County Council”) is authorized and empowered pursuant to the provisions of Title 12, Chapter 44 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended (the “Act”), to enter into fee agreements with any industry, with said agreements identifying certain properties of such industries as economic development property, through which powers the industrial development of the State of South Carolina (the “State”) and the County will be promoted and trade developed by inducing manufacturing and commercial enterprises to locate, remain, and expand in the State and the County and thus utilize and employ the manpower, products, and natural resources and benefit the general public welfare of the State and County by providing services, employment, or other public benefits not otherwise adequately provided locally; and

WHEREAS, Project Dark Wolf, a South Carolina corporation authorized to do business in the State of South Carolina (referred to hereinafter as the “Company”) intends to invest in the expansion of a manufacturing facility through the acquisition of land, a building, and improvements thereon(the “Land and Building”); the construction of improvements thereon and/or therein; and/or the acquisition of personal property, including, but not limited to, machinery, equipment, and furniture to be installed on and/or in the Land and Building, which would constitute a project within the meaning of the Act and which are eligible for inclusion as economic development property, the cost of which is estimated to be $30,000,000 over five years (the “Project”), all as more fully set forth in the Fee Agreement attached hereto; and

WHEREAS, the Company has caused to be prepared and presented to this meeting the form of the Fee Agreement by and between the County and the Company (the “Fee Agreement”), which provides for fee in lieu of tax payments utilizing a 6% assessment ratio for a period of 20 years for the Project or each component thereof placed in service during the initial investment period and any investment period extension to which the County and the Company agree; and

WHEREAS, it appears that the Fee Agreement, which is now before this meeting, is in appropriate form and is an appropriate instrument to be executed and delivered by the County for the purposes intended.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the County Council in a meeting duly assembled as follows:

Section 1. In order to promote industry, develop trade, and utilize and employ the manpower, products, and natural resources of the State of South Carolina by assisting the Company to expand or locate an industrial facility in the State of South Carolina, the Fee Agreement is hereby authorized, ratified, and approved.

Section 2. It is hereby found, determined, and declared by the County Council, as follows:

(a) The Project will constitute a “project” as said term is referred to and defined in the Act, and the County’s actions herein will subserve the purposes and in all respects conform to the provisions and requirements of the Act.

(b) The Project and the payments in lieu of taxes set forth herein are beneficial to the County, and the County has evaluated the Project based upon all criteria prescribed by law, including the anticipated dollar amount and nature of the investment to be made and the anticipated costs and benefits to the County.

(c) The Project is anticipated to benefit the general public welfare of the County by providing services, employment, recreation, or other public benefits not otherwise adequately provided locally.

(d) The Project gives rise to no pecuniary liability of the County or any incorporated municipality or a charge against the general credit or taxing power of either.

(e) The purposes to be accomplished by the Project, i.e., economic development, creation of jobs, and addition to the tax base of the County, are proper governmental and public purposes.

(f) The inducement of the location or expansion of the Project within the County and State is of paramount importance.

(g) The benefits of the Project to the public will be greater than the costs to the public.

Section 3. The form, terms, and provisions of the Fee Agreement presented to this meeting are hereby approved, and all of the terms, provisions, and conditions thereof are incorporated herein by reference as if the Fee Agreement were set out in this Ordinance in its entirety.  The Chairman of the County Council and/or the County Administrator are authorized, empowered, and directed to execute, acknowledge, and deliver the Fee Agreement in the name of and on behalf of the County, and thereupon to cause the Fee Agreement to be delivered to the Company.  The Fee Agreement is to be in substantially the form now before this meeting and hereby approved, with such changes therein as shall not be materially adverse to the County and as shall be approved by the officials of the County executing the same, upon the advice of Counsel to the County, such official’s execution thereof to constitute conclusive evidence of such official’s approval of any and all changes or revisions therein from the form of the Fee Agreement now before this meeting.

Section 4. The Chairman of the County Council and/or the County Administrator, for and on behalf of the County, are hereby authorized and directed to do any and all things necessary to effect the execution and delivery of the Fee Agreement and the performance of all obligations of the County under and pursuant to the Fee Agreement.

Section 5. This Ordinance shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of South Carolina.

Section 6. The provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared to be separable, and if any section, phrase, or provision shall for any reason be declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, such declaration shall not affect the validity of the remainder of the sections, phrases, and provisions hereunder.

Section 7. All orders, resolutions, ordinances, and parts thereof in conflict herewith are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed, and this Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and approval.

(4)   13-788  -- First Reading -- An Ordinance Authorizing The Transfer Of 13.72 Acres Of Property Across The Railroad Tracks From Property Owned By Lynette, LLC.

The County Attorney, Mr. Bryan, also presented this proposed ordinance to Council for first reading consideration.  He stated that there is a remnant piece of property that was leftover from property that was split over time and across the track from Kiln Direct is located.  This company is looking for a way to expand and create another rail spur on the site; in order to accomplish this task, the Company needs the property on the opposite side of the rail road.  The property is owned by the City and the County.  He asked Council to consider granting first reading to this proposed ordinance. 

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Councilman Edens, seconded by Councilman Baker, and unanimously carried by Council to grant first reading approval for this proposed ordinance. 

WHEREAS,     Sumter County and the City of Sumter currently own a parcel of land across the railroad tracks from property owned by Lynette, LLC which parcel is approximately 13.72 acres in size which is identified as TMS number 208-00-02-022; and

WHEREAS,     Lynette, LLC owns the adjoining real property that is leased by Kiln Direct, Inc.; and

WHEREAS,     Lynette, LLC and Kiln Direct, Inc., together, have invested more than eight million dollars and Kiln Direct employs more than 25 people in its operations on Northgate Drive and Lynette Drive; and

WHEREAS,     Lynette, LLC could use the property described herein so that Kiln Direct, Inc. could expand its operations and employ more people; and

WHEREAS,     Sumter County does not need the property described herein for any public purpose;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF SUMTER  COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, AT ITS REGULAR MEETING DULY ASSEMBLED AND BY THE AUTHORITY THEREOF:

            That the Sumter County convey to Lynette, LLC the parcel described as follows:

All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land containing 13.72 acres, more or less, shown and delineated on the Sumter County Tax Maps as Parcel Number 208-00-02-022.  

            The Chairman of Sumter County Council is authorized to sign the Deed conveying the property to Lynette, LLC.

(5)   It May Be Necessary To Hold An Executive Session To Discuss A Personnel Matter, Receive A Legal Briefing, Or Discuss A Contractual Matter And Appropriate Actions May Be Required And Taken Thereafter

No executive session was held. 

OLD BUSINESS: 

(1)   13-786 – Second Reading -- An Ordinance To Approve A Quitclaim Deed Conveying Any Interest In Property Owned By E. Yvonne Newman.  (Public Hearing Will Be Held At Third Reading On March 12, 2013.)

Mr. Bryan also presented this ordinance for second reading approval.  The public hearing will be held at third reading on March 12, 2013.  He also stated that the settlement agreement pertaining to this property and Continental Tire (this is in reference to a thoroughfare on the said property) has not been signed.  If the settlement agreement is not signed by third reading; he will recommend that Council defer third reading.  However, he asked Council to grant second reading to this ordinance. 

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Councilman Byrd, seconded by Councilman Baker, and unanimously carried by Council to grant second reading approval for this proposed ordinance. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

(1)   Special Meeting To Be Held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. in County Council’s Conference Room.

The Special meeting has its own minutes. 

(2)   Fiscal, Tax, and Property Committee Meeting To be Held On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. In County Council’s Conference Room

  • Budget Ordinance Amendment:  The Committee discussed and recommended the development of a budget ordinance amendment to allow for funds from the Clerk of Court’s Title IVD Funds to be transferred to the County’s General Fund.  The funds ($353,120) will be used to purchase furnishing, supplies, etc. in reference to moving to the new Judicial Center.  Appropriate line items will be developed to ensure proper management of the funds. 

ACTION:  MOTION and second were received from the Committee, and unanimously carried by Council to authorize the County Attorney to develop a budget ordinance to transfer funds from the Clerk of Court’s Title IVD Funds to the County’s General Fund to be expended on items necessary for the move into the new Judicial Center.  Appropriate line items will be developed to ensure proper management of these funds. 

  • Request From Sumter Shaw Community Council:  The Committee discussed and recommended that $1,500 be appropriated for the Sumter Shaw Community Council “Millford Plantation Event.”  (The funds will be secured from the reappropriation of funds as listed below.)   

ACTION:  MOTION and second were received from the Committee, and unanimously carried by Council to approve the recommendation as presented.    

  • Reappopriation of Funds ($80,000):  The Committee discussed and recommended that the funds that were previously appropriated for the I-95 Beautification Project (was declined by SCDOT due to a discontinuation of SCDOT’s Beautification Project) be appropriated as follows:
  1. Parking Lot At Ebenezer Community Center
  2. Flooring At Sumter County Art Gallery – up to $14,000 (Match towards other private funds that will be used to complete this project.)
  3. Salterstown Community Center -- $5,000 for operations for two months. 
  4. Heating and Air Conditioning Unit at Rafting Creek Community Center -- $11,620.
  5. Sumter Shaw Community Council, Millford Plantation Event -- $1,500.
  6. Contingency Amount of approximately $7,800 to be used to erect a Picnic Shelter At Ebenezer Community Center. 

ACTION:  MOTION and second were received from the Committee, and unanimously carried by Council to approve the recommendation as presented.   

(3)   Report From Council Members On Other Meetings, Trainings, And/Or Conferences

  •     Winter Meeting Of SCAC – The President of SCAC, Councilman Charles T. Edens, stated that the Annual Mid-year Conference was held in Columbia and the main agenda item was the upcoming budget of the State.  There was also a reception held and sponsored by SCAC with many of the legislatures present as well as County Council members from throughout the State.  Additionally, the classes for the Institute of Government were held on the following day of the Winter Conference.    Mr. Edens also said that Secretary Hitt was at the Winter Conference and he had many great things to say about Sumter County. 

MONTHLY REPORT:

  • American Red Cross – Minutes of January 10, 2013.
  • Incoming Commander – Friday, March 1, 2013.
  • Palmetto Regional State Robotics Competition
  • SCDOT – Proposed Interchange Improvement Project
  • Sumter County Airport Commission Meeting Minutes of 2-19-2013

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT: 

No report given.

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

The Chairman asked if anyone wished to speak to Council about any matter.  The following persons spoke during public comment. 

  • Frank Wagner stated that he lives in Pinewood on Hampton Street and he is concerned about Stormwater runoff that was mandated by the federal government.  He stated that a clear reading of the constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 8, deals with unconstitutional law because there is no provision of the general government to tax rain water runoff and force states and local governments to actually pass laws concerning this matter.  Mr. Wagner further stated that the Supreme Court addressed a complaint from the State of Virginia.  The Supreme Court supports the plain English reading of Section 8 of the Constitution.  Mr. Wagner stated that Council can now repent and repeal the tax. 
  • Herbert Boan lives at 1140 Briar Bend Street, Sumter, SC.  He stated that he has a problem with water.  Mr. Boan stated that he has called the highway department on three different occasions about this problem.  When SCDOT resurfaced Shallowford Street the transportation engineer apparently did not go behind them and check to see if they had the right grade on the street.  Shallowford goes across Briar Bend in the middle.  When SCDOT paved the streets in this area, they has caused a crisis on Briar Bend.  The corners of Briar Bend are so high that the water backs up half of the block.  Mr. Boan has called Ms. Hodge, but there is still a problem.  He also said that he and his neighbors pay the Stormwater Runoff Fee; however, the water is not running off, it is stagnant on the street. 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business for Sumter County Council, and no additional comments from the public, the meeting was adjourned at 6:52 p.m. after a motion by Councilman Baker, seconded by Councilman Byrd, and unanimously carried by Council. 


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