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Minutes Regular Meeting 05/22/12

  Minutes
Sumter County Council
Regular Meeting
May 22,, 2012 - Held at 6:00 p.m.
Sumter County Administration Building, County Council Chambers
13 East Canal Street , Sumter, South Carolina


 

COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:

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

COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT:  None

STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT:

Mary W. Blanding, Clerk to Council

Gary Mixon, County Administrator

Lorraine Dennis, Assist. County Administrator

Donna McCullum, Zoning Administrator

Pam Craven, Finance Director

Two Deputy Sheriff Officers

Rose Ford, Recreation Director

Keysa Rogers, Budget Analyst

The Honorable Carolina Richardson

 

MEDIA PRESENT:  None

 

 

THE PUBLIC PRESENT:

Approximately 12 members of the public were in attendance.

     

CALL TO ORDER:  Chairman of Council, Eugene R. Baten, 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 Baten asked the Clerk to Council if there were any adjustments to the agenda.  She stated that there were no additions; however, it is recommended that there was a change in the caption of the Resolution listed under New Business.  Mrs. Blanding asked Council to approve the agenda by deleting Item #7 under New Business.  (Note:  This Item should be listed as Third Reading And Not First Reading.) 

REMOVE FROM AGENDA:

New Business:

(5)   12-767 -- First Reading -- An Ordinance Authorizing An Amendment To The Agreement For The Development Of A Joint County Industrial And Business Park Between Kershaw County And Sumter County Dated April 27, 1999,  (Ordinance 99-365)Adding Additional Property Of Caterpillar Inc., And Other Matters Related Thereto.

Old Business

(1)   12-754 –Third Reading -- An Ordinance Authorizing A Permanent Easement To Carolina Power & Light, D/B/A Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc. On Property Adjoining Mooneyhan Road (The Continental Tire Site).  (Note:  This Ordinance Number Was Used Previously On A Similar Ordinance Pertaining To Property Located On St. Matthew Church Road.)

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Vice Chairman Blanding, seconded by Councilman Baker, and unanimously carried by Council to approve the agenda of May 22, 2012, as amended. 

APPROVAL OF REGULAR MEETING MINUTES:  Chairman Baten stated that he would entertain a motion to approve the minutes of Sumter County Council’s regular meeting held on May 8, 2012.  

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Vice Chairman Blanding, seconded by Councilman Byrd, and unanimously carried by Council to approve the minutes of May 8, 2012, as presented. 

NEW BUSINESS:

(1)   Recognition Of Sumter County EMS Competition Winners.

Mr. Bobby Hingst, EMS Director for Sumter County, presented this matter to Sumter County Council.  He stated that the Sumter EMS employees participated in a two-state competition and Sumter County’s team won. Four years along, one of Sumter County’s EMS former employees developed and implemented this North Carolina-South Carolina completion.  Sumter County has hosted the event twice; however, this year the event was held, in Marion South, Carolina, and Sumter’s team won the competition.  There were seventeen teams competing and Sumter’s team won.  The founder, who is also the Chairman of the event, Mr. Kent Hall, was present at the meeting and he also spoke to Council about the competition. 

Mr. Hall said as a Paramedic, he has competed in at least 20 competitions.  With that in mind, he realized that there was no state or regional competitions for EMT or Intermediate Level Competition; therefore, Mr. Hall developed this program to help motivate these Emergency Medical Service employees which help them to become Paramedics. 

The EMS competitors are dispatched to a designed emergency, some trauma and/or some medical, and the competitor has to evaluate, assess, and managed the emergency over a 15 minute time period.  Each team had seven different patients that they had to treat with a variety of medical emergencies and trauma related emergencies.  Sumter’s team display great poise, they were focused, and they delivered excellent care. 

Craig Hunt, Captain of the team, Will Coker, and Ethan Osteen (absent from the meeting due to a medical reason) were the members of the winning team. 

Mr. Hall presented the plaque to the winners and Council members congratulated the winners as well as took pictures with them. 

LAND USE MATTERS AND REZONING REQUESTS

Development/Rezoning Request –

(1)   OA-12-02 --  Second Reading/Public Hearing -- Digital Billboards (County) – (12-764) – A Request To Amend The County’s Sign Ordinance, Article 8, Section 8.I.8, Off Premise Advertising (Billboards) To Allow For Digital Sign Display On Billboards.  (Prior To Action On Second Reading, Council Will Hold A Public Hearing On This Matter.)

Donna McCullum, Zoning Administrator, stated that this request is for digital billboards in the County.  Adams Outdoor is asking that Sumter County amend its ordinance to allow for this new opportunity. 

The first part of the amendment is requesting to add two definitions to the sign ordinance defining digital signs and electronically-changing message signs.   Also, the ordinance will include time internals between the messages.  The Planning Department researched information from other Counties and found that the messages would not change any more than every six seconds.  Light intensity is already in the structure and will not have a glare at night.  Movement (flashing or jumping around, etc.,) of the messages is prohibited. 

Adams is asking to change the signs faces on the existing billboards that they currently own.  They also have five or six nonconforming signs; the signs are nonconforming because they do not meet the distance between the signs.  This ordinance amendment would also allow them to change the faces of the nonconforming signs. 

The Planning Commission Subcommittee, the Planning Commission, and the Planning staff all recommended approval. 

Councilman Byrd asked if the standard was six seconds to change a message.  Ms. McCullum stated that the standard is anywhere between six to eight seconds.

PUBLIC HEARING

The Chairman convened a public hearing on this matter.  He asked if anyone wished to speak in favor of or opposition to this proposed ordinance amendment. 

  • Fred Mills stated that he is speaking against the change to the County’s sign ordinance.  Mr. Mills stated that the sign in front of the Sumter Mall on Broad Street which changes after a number of seconds, causes people’s attention to be drawn to a lighted sign instead of a regular sign. It appears that the City and County are worried about people texting on their phone with their attention going to the text, now adding a lighted sign is going to add to this problem.  The lighted sign grabs people’s attention and that is not a good thing.  He stated that he objects to this ordinance change. 

The Chairman asked if anyone else wanted to speak to this matter; no one else spoke; therefore, the Chairman closed the public hearing and Council took action on second reading. 

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Councilman Baker, seconded by Councilwoman McGhaney, and unanimously carried by Council to grant second reading approval as presented. 

Street Name Change – None

Grant Awards– None

OTHER PUBLIC HEARING:

(1)   12-754 –An Ordinance Authorizing A Permanent Easement To Carolina Power & Light, D/B/A Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc. On Property Adjoining Mooneyhan Road (The Continental Tire Site).  (Note:  This Ordinance Property Description Was Previously St. Matthew Church Road; Since It has Been Changed, Council Is Holding A Public Hearing Concerning This Located On Mooneyhan Road.)  (Council Will Take Action On Third Reading For This Proposed Ordinance Immediately After Public Hearing Or During Old Business.) 

The Attorney reminded Council that third reading for this ordinance was removed from the agenda; however, if anyone wanted to speak to this issue, since Public Hearing was previously advertised, he would recommend that Council hear those citizens during this time period. 

PUBLIC HEARING

The Chairman convened a public hearing on this matter.  He asked if anyone wished to speak in favor of or opposition to this proposed ordinance amendment.  No one spoke on this matter; therefore, the Chairman closed the public hearing.  Council took no further action on this matter since third reading was removed from the agenda during approval of the agenda. 

 (2)  12-762 –An Ordinance Authorizing The Transfer Of Twenty-Two And Six Tenths Acres Of Property Located On St. Matthews Church Road, Sumter, SC.  (Council Will Take Action On Second Reading For This Proposed Ordinance Immediately After Public Hearing Or During Old Business.

The County Attorney, Mr. Bryan, also presented this matter to Council for public hearing; after this presentation, the Chairman convened a public hearing. 

PUBLIC HEARING

The Chairman convened a public hearing on this matter.  He asked if anyone wished to speak in favor of or opposition to this proposed ordinance amendment. No one spoke to this issue; therefore, the Chairman closed the public hearing and Council took action as listed under Old business. 

NEW BUSINESS:

(1)   Recognition Of Sumter County EMS Competition Winners

This matter was discussed immediately after action on Council’s May 22, 2012, agenda. 

(2)   Proclamation Proclaiming May 20-May 27, as Emergency Medical Services Week

The Chairman introduced this proposed proclamation and the Clerk to Sumter County Council, stated that this proposed proclamation was requested by members of Sumter County’s Emergency Medical Services Department.  After reviewing the proclamation, Council members took action on the proclamation as presented below. 

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Councilman Bakers, seconded by Councilwoman Sanders, and unanimously carried by Council to adopt the proclamation as presented and directed the Chairman and the Clerk to execute and deliver the proclamation on behalf of the County. 

WHEREAS, emergency medical services is a vital public service; and

WHEREAS, the members of emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week; 52 weeks a year; and

WHEREAS, access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and

WHEREAS, the emergency medical services system consists of emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, educators, administrators, and others; and

WHEREAS, the members of emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical services providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week. 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that, I, Eugene R. Baten, Chairman of Sumter County Council, in Sumter County, South Carolina, in recognition of outstanding public service by the Emergency Medical Team and System, do hereby proclaim the week of May 20-27, 2012, as Emergency Medical Services Week in this County.   Council and I especially recognize Sumter County’s Emergency Medical Services Department who recently won the National EMS Competition.  Done and ratified this May 22, 2012.

(3)   Proclamation Proclaiming May 26, 2012, as Dr. McKinley Washington, Jr. Day in Sumter, South Carolina

Chairman Baten also introduced this proclamation for Dr. McKinley Washington, Jr. Day in Sumter, South Carolina.  Vice Chairman Blanding stated that he was contacted by Rev. Washington’s affiliates who asked that Sumter County Council, provide some means of recognizing Rev. Washington for his 50 years of service as a pastor.  It was noted that Dr. Washington, a native of Sumter who served in the S. C. House and Senate, during the time that Vice Chairman Blanding served in the House of Representatives for Sumter County.  Vice Chairman Blanding stated that Dr. Washington still has family living in Sumter and Dr. Washington is a longtime property owner up to this present time.  The Vice Chairman asked Council to support this proclamation. 

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Vice Chairman Blanding, seconded by Councilman Byrd, and unanimously carried by Council to adopt the proclamation as presented and directed the Chairman and the Clerk to execute and deliver the proclamation on behalf of the County.

WHEREAS, Members of Sumter County Council are humbled that God allowed Sumter County to be the birth place of the Reverend Dr. McKinley Washington, Jr.;  and

WHEREAS, Since Rev. Washington’s birth, he has stayed the course in knowing how to work in whatever situation he was in whether it was working as a sharecropper’s son in the cotton, tobacco, or corn fields, or studying as a student in secondary schools, or in College at Johnson C. Smith University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree and a Master of Divinity Degree, or preaching God’s words wherever he traveled, in the State House, in his community, or at Edisto Presbyterian Church, USA; and

WHEREAS, Sumter County Council is aware that Dr. Washington has proven to be a civil rights advocate, a humanitarian, a statesman, a civic leader, a visionary, and a spokesman for those who cannot speak for themselves. 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, I, Eugene R. Baten, Chairman, of Sumter County Council and on behalf of the members of Council do hereby proclaim, Saturday, May 26, 2012, as

“Reverend Dr. McKinley Washington, Jr.  Day”

in the

County of Sumter, South Carolina

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we the members of Sumter County Council, desire to place on record a testament of our appreciation for Reverend Dr. McKinley Washington, Jr. for the life-long services he has given to this county, state, nation, and world upon his retirement from 50 years of active service as Pastor of Edisto Presbyterian Church, USA.  Council and I thank God for allowing one of his Masterpieces to be connected to Sumter County, South Carolina.

(4)   12-766 -- First Reading -- An Ordinance Authorizing The Transfer Of A Fee In Lieu Of Tax -- Arrangement Between Sumter County, South Carolina And Caterpillar Inc. Under Title 4, Chapter 12 Of The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina (1976), As Amended, To An Arrangement Under Title 12, Chapter 44 Of The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina (1976), As Amended; And Other Matters Related Thereto.

Mr. Johnathan Bryan presented this proposed resolution before Council for first reading approval.  In 1998, Caterpillar, Inc. came to Sumter County in 1998 and negotiated a Fee In Lieu of Tax arrangement for the facility on North Wise Drive and Jefferson Road. Caterpillar is expanding and they have negotiated a new Fee In Lieu of Taxes; the Caterpillar Attorneys have requested that the County convert the prior Fee In Lieu of Tax agreements into a more recent Fee agreement. 

Councilman Edens asked if this ordinance would change the length of the original agreement.  Mr. Bryan stated that it would not change the length of the original agreement.  All the terms listed within the original agreement would remain the same. 

After discussion on this matter, Council took action on this ordinance. 

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

(5)   12-767 -- First Reading -- An Ordinance Authorizing An Amendment To The Agreement For The Development Of A Joint County Industrial And Business Park Between Kershaw County And Sumter County Dated April 27, 1999,  (Ordinance 99-365) Adding Additional Property Of Caterpillar Inc., And Other Matters Related Thereto.

This matter was removed from the agenda. 

(6)   A Resolution Authorizing The Sheriff Of Sumter County To Enter Into Interagency Agreements With The Horry County Sheriff And With The Colleton County Sheriff For Mutual Aid And Cooperation Purposes.

Mr. Johnathan Bryan presented this resolution on behalf of the Sheriff’s Attorney, Ms. Kathy Ward.  He informed Council that this is another interagency agreement between the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and the Colleton County Sheriff’s office.  Mr. Bryan asked Council to support this resolution as they have in the past with other counties and municipalities.  (See resolution below.)

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Councilman Baker, seconded by Councilman Byrd, and unanimously carried by Council to adopt the resolution as presented and directed 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 Horry County, by and through its Sheriff, and with Colleton County, by and through its Sheriff, for the provision of mutual assistance and cooperation 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.

(7)   12-765 -– First Reading -- An Ordinance To Provide For A Levy Of Taxes For County Purposes Of Sumter County, S. C., (Known As The Budget Ordinance) For The Fiscal Year Of Said County Beginning July 1, 2012, To Direct The Expenditures Of Said Taxes And Other Funds Of Said County, And To Provide For Other Matters Related Thereto.

The County Administrator, Mr. Gary Mixon, presented this proposed ordinance to Council for first reading approval.  He stated that this ordinance represents expenditures of $40,313,638, with revenues of $39,748,743; which has a budget deficit of $564,845.  Mr. Mixon further stated this is only first reading and he will continue to work on the budget to provide Council with a balanced budget. 

After discussion on this matter, Council took action on this ordinance. 

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Councilman Baker, seconded by Councilwoman Sanders, and unanimously carried by Council to grant first reading approval to this ordinance as presented. 

(8)   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)   12-754 –Third Reading -- An Ordinance Authorizing A Permanent Easement To Carolina Power & Light, D/B/A Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc. On Property Adjoining Mooneyhan Road (The Continental Tire Site).  (Note:  This Ordinance Number Was Used Previously On A Similar Ordinance Pertaining To Property Located On St. Matthew Church Road.)

This matter was removed from the agenda. 

(2)   12-758 – Third Reading – An Ordinance To Amend The Sumter County Business License Ordinance To Provide For Electronic Gaming And Simulated Gambling Devices.

The Chairman introduced this proposed ordinance for third reading approval; Subsequently, Mr. Bryan stated that there have been no changes to this ordinance since second reading.  Then Council took action on third reading on this ordinance. 

After discussion on this matter, Council took action on this ordinance. 

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Councilman Baker, seconded by Councilwoman Sanders, and unanimously carried by Council to grant third reading approval and adoption to this ordinance as presented. 

NOTE:  Prior to recording the votes, Councilman Byrd asked where the money will be assigned after it is collected for registering these gambling devices.  The Administrator stated that Council can discuss this during further budget meetings. 

(3)   12-759 – Second Reading -- An Ordinance Authorizing A Special Property Tax Assessment For The Property Located At 2 North Main Street.

The County Attorney presented this proposed request to Council for second reading approval.  Mr. Bryan stated that he discussed this with Council during the May 22, 2012, Fiscal, Tax, and Property Committee meeting.  It was explained to Council that they have the authority to hold in place the assessment of property which meets certain criteria; in this case it is a historic renovated building and Council can freeze the assessment up to 20 years.  Council can also require the owner to put 20% to 100% of the existing value in order to receive a freeze of any kind for up to 20 years. 

The following motion was presented. 

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Councilman Edens, seconded by Councilman Baker to amend the proposed ordinance and place the following language within the ordinance.  The motion carried unanimously.  (AMENDMENT:  change the percentage to 30% of the fair market value and change the years from 20 years to five years. 

Then the Chairman called for a motion on second reading to this ordinance. 

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

(4)   12-761 -- Second Reading -- An Ordinance To Extend The Service Area For The Oswego Rural Water Company, Inc.

The Chairman introduced this item and Council immediately took action on second reading. 

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

(5)   12-762 – Second Reading -- An Ordinance Authorizing The Transfer Of Twenty-Two And Six Tenths Acres Of Property Located On St. Matthews Church Road, Sumter, SC.

The Chairman introduced this matter; then the County Attorney reminded Council that this ordinance is a part of the acquisition of property pertaining to Continental Tire. During the negotiations with the Jones Family, there would be a property swap.  This ordinance provides for the transfer of the property. 

After discussion, the Chairman convened a public hearing on this matter.  At the conclusion of the public hearing, Council took action on second reading. 

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

(6)   12-763 – Second Reading --  An Ordinance Authorizing Sumter County, South Carolina, To Enter Into An Intergovernmental Agreement With The Santee Wateree Regional Transportation Authority; To Enter Into A  Loan Agreement With The Bank In The Amount Of Not To Exceed $900,000 For The Purpose Of Refinancing The Outstanding Principal Amount Of The Loan Associated With The Same Documents Entered Into In 2008; Approving The Form And Terms Of The Intergovernmental Agreement And The Loan Agreement, And Other Matters Related Thereto.

The Chairman presented this proposed ordinance to Council for second reading approval.  Council took action on information concerning refinancing of the existing loan associated with the same documents entered into in 2008 between Sumter County and Santee Wateree Regional Transportation Authority. 

ACTION:  MOTION was made by Councilman Byrd, seconded by Councilwoman Sanders, and unanimously carried by Council to grant second reading to this ordinance as presented. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

(1)   Internal Affairs Committee Meeting Held On Monday, May 21, 2012, At 4:00 P.M. In Sumter County Administration Building, County Council’s Conference Room– (Byrd, McGhaney, and Sanders).

This meeting was cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.

(2)   Fiscal, Tax, And Property Committee Meeting Held On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, At 4:00 P.M. In Sumter County Administration Building, County Council’s Conference Room– (Baten, Blanding, And Edens).

The Chairman of the Committee, Chairman Baten, gave the following report and recommendations. 

  • Plan Review For Continental Tire – The Committee recommended that the County Administrator is authorized to spend up to $90,000 for the Planned Review process as it pertains to the Continental Tire Project.  The funds would come from Council’s Infrastructure account. 

NOTE:  Once the funds are secured from the Infrastructure Account, there will be $2,400,000 left in the Infrastructure Account.   

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

  • Allied Waste Services:  The Committee received a request from Allied Waste Services to increase its monthly fee to its customers by 3.2%.  This increase is in line with the CIP increase.  The committee recommended review. 

ACTION:  MOTION and second were received from the Committee, and unanimously carried by Council to approve the recommendation to allow Allied Waste Industries to increase its waste service collection up to 3.2% on a monthly basis. 

(3)   Special Budget Meeting of Sumter County Council Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at 4:30 P.M. Report From Council Members On Other Meetings, Trainings, And/Or Conferences. 

  • Councilwoman Vivian Fleming McGhaney gave a report on the recent Santee Lynches Council On Governments Economic Forecast. 
  • Councilman Edens announced that the County has let the bid for Wise Drive. 

MONTHLY REPORTS: 

Letter to Governor Nikki Haley

Sumter County Sheriff’s office

Public Works/Landfill

Invitation – Groundbreaking Ceremony – Law Enforcement Center

Law Enforcement Center County Share

Monthly Retirement Ceremony – Third Army Invitation

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT: 

Mr. Gary Mixon gave the following report. 

  • Capital Penny Sales Tax Quarterly Payment

$2,624,357 which is up by $100,000. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

The Chairman asked if anyone wished to speak during public comment; the following person spoke. 

  • Barney Duncan, owner of Duncan Dogs in Sumter County.  He stated that he is trying to provide a need for people in Sumter County.  Several of his customers have asked him about serving hot dogs throughout the Council Mr. Duncan stated that he purchased a hotdog cart and has started selling the hotdogs.  He stated that the Planning Department contacted him about selling hotdogs in the County.  They informed him that it was illegal to sell hot dogs in the County in the fashion that Mr. Duncan was selling the hot dogs.  Mr. Duncan asked Council to change the zoning ordinance in the County to provide for this vendors to sell hotdogs in the city an the county. 

ACTION:  MOTION was received by Councilman Byrd, seconded by Councilman Baker, an unanimously carried, Council to send this matter to the Planning Commission for review and action. 

ADJOURNMENT: 

Prior to adjourning, the Chairman recognized the local leaders in the community. 

There being no further business and no additional comments from the public, the meeting was adjourned at 6:59 p.m. after a motion by Councilman Byrd, seconded by Baker, and unanimously carried by Council.


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