February Newsletter
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Monthly Public Zoom Meeting
Thank you for your time in the January 31st public zoom meeting! My next public zoom meeting will be Monday February 28th at 6 pm..
Tom Audette is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: York County Councilman Tom Audette Monthly Meeting
Time: Feb 28, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 750 0506 778
Gold Hill Road and I-77 Temporary Closure Update
Traffic issues on Pleasant Rd from Carowinds Blvd to Gold Hill Rd
Thank you to the local leadership at Black and Decker for coming up with a plan to address the truck back up issue that has been occurring on Pleasant Road going into their facilities. I want to thank Black and Decker local leadership for taking my call and for their partnership in addressing this traffic issue and for your partnership for our community!!
Thank you SCDOT for your help on Pleasant Road
Thank you to SCDOT for removing the road signs which directed drivers to go down Pleasant Rd from Carowinds to get to I-77. This has helped with traffic flow issues and I appreciate your partnership to help address this traffic impact on Pleasant Rd.

Working with local business to address noise issue
Thank you to the leadership at OXCO for taking my call and for their partnership in coming up with a plan to address a noise issue. This is greatly appreciated and thank you for your partnership for our community!!
Update from our last RFATS (Rock Hill-Fort Mill Area Transportation Study) meeting this month
After reviewing the presentation on a proposal from Beyond Contact (Charlotte based transportation organization). I have stated my opposition to their proposal to bring bus transportation and light rail from Charlotte into South Carolina. My reasons are because of lack of local control and potential long term cost. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Slowing down our residential growth
Because of the rapid residential growth in our district, I have proposed and got approved changes to our planning codes for town home construction in York County. These changes will make it much tougher for town home projects to be approved in our district.
Newest road resurface/repaving projects I recently got approved - Please continue to send me your needs
  • Dam Road - 3220 feet
  • Molokai Drive - 1000 feet
  • Woodholm Court - 210 feet
  • Sea Island Boulevard - 1540 feet
  • Kilpatrick Lane - 1000 feet
  • Spandril Lane - 955 feet
  • Also some funding towards Dave Gibson BLVD Sidewalks

Health and Environmental Protection Committee
Our next public committee meeting is March 1st at 6 pm at Large Conference Room, Suite 104 - 1070 Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC 29732.
Below is our order of business:
SCDOT website
Please visit - https://www.scdot.org/
Working to get the "Access Transportation program" to the elderly and disabled in Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Lake Wylie
I am currently working with the York County Council on the Aging to get the "Access Transportation program" to the elderly and disabled in Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Lake Wylie. This essential service provides transportation for the elderly and disabled who need a ride to the doctor, pharmacy, grocery store, or transportation to facilities for medical treatment such as dialysis, chemotherapy, etc. Please click on the link below for additional information:

As an on going effort in manage our residential growth in the area
We have recently been able to stop some potential townhome projects that were being requested for our area. Because of the impact on our roads and the schools we are working hard to stop this level of impact.
Residents Helpdesk and York County News
This link will give you access to a residents helpdesk with quick access to helpful resources. You will also see the latest York County news and much more.

Finding road information for York County
This York County site below will give you a wide variety of road information including information on who is the maintenance provider for a road and much more. Below are some other examples of what you will find.

York County Public Safety Site
Here is the York County Public Safety site and it includes a multitude of great information!

Where to find some information on SCDOT project updates
Committee and Board volunteer opportunities for York County
This is great way to get involved and to help keep York County a great place to live!! Just click on the link below - Thank you

Pennies for Progress Update
Here is a high level overview of many of the Pennies for Progress projects that are scheduled and then some of the many that have completed. For a full list please visit below website.
York County Sheriff's Office
Code Red - Community Notification
Be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.
Just click on the link below to get set up for these notifications:


Thank you to all law enforcement officers, along with all other members of the York County Sheriff's Office, for your continued hard work and dedication to keeping the people of your County safe!!!
Roadside litter program
Keep York County Beautiful & Volunteer Programs:
Please contact Alysen Woodruff at 803-628-3181. To report litter on York County roads, please call (803) 628-3059. https://www.palmettopride.org/enforcement/county-information/york-county/
To report littered State roads, we encourage residents to put a request in at www.scdot.org or call the local office at 803.327.6186.
York County Veterans Affairs Office
Please contact our office to schedule an appointment at 803-909-7525.

Small Business Help - SC Dept. Of Commerce
The South Carolina Department of Commerce has helpful information for small business owners and employees. To learn more, go to

February 21st - York County Council meeting
Consent Agenda:
1. Minutes of Economic Development Committee - Planning & Economic Development Committee - Feb 7, 2022 5:00 PM
2. Minutes of County Council - County Council Meeting - Feb 7, 2022 6:00 PM
3. COUNCIL TO APPROVE THIRD READING OF AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 33 OF THE YORK COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES SO AS TO REVISE TIMING AND APPROVAL OF RECLASSIFICATION OF COUNTY POSITIONS, GRADE LEVELS AND SALARY RANGES AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO.
4. Rezoning Action: Consider Second Reading Case # 21-24 Tax Map # 339-00-00-010 Zoning Request: To rezone from AGC to RUD Acres: 9.639 +/- acres Council District: Three (3) - Winkler Applicant: Travis Boyd Owner: Travis Boyd Construction, LLC
Location: 2321 Chester Highway, York Planning Commission Date: January 10, 2022 Staff Recommendation: Approve PC Recommendation: Approve
5. Rezoning Action: Consider Second Reading Case # 21-25 Tax Map # 434-00-00-019 Zoning Request: To rezone from AGC to RUD Acres: 1.0 +/- acres Council District: Five (5) - Cox Applicant: Michael Delaney Owner: Julie Delaney Location: 1555 Faires Road, Rock Hill Planning Commission Date: January 10, 2022 Staff Recommendation: Approve PC Recommendation: Approve
6. Council to approve the authorization of staff to apply for and accept, if awarded, for the 2022 Palmetto Pride Litter Prevention Grant in the amount up to $5,000 with no matching funds required.
7. Council to approve a one year contract renewal option regarding Bid #2671 for routine electronic recyclables transportation and processing services, with Powerhouse Recycling Inc., of Salisbury, NC, for a total cost of $120,000.00.
8. Council to approve insurance premium regarding property and liability coverage for the Culture and Heritage Museums, with the South Carolina State Fiscal Accountability Authority Insurance Reserve Fund, for a total premium cost in the amount of $64,543.50.
9. Council to authorize the purchase of technology equipment from Dell Marketing LP., of Round Rock TX, for use by multiple York County Departments, for a total cost of $180,657.99.
10. Council to approve annual insurance premium coverage for use by the York County Volunteer Firefighters, with Correll Insurance Group-Gaffney of Gafney SC, for a total cost of $42,895.00.
11. Council to approve award of Bid #2807 for the purchase of two, new, unused, 2022 model, 19,500 GVW, crew cab & chassis, 4x4, dual rear wheel trucks to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Friendship Ford of Bristol, TN, for a total cost of $140,844.00.
12. Council to approve award of Bid #2808 for the purchase of five new, unused, 2022 model, 11,400 GVW, crew cab & chassis, 4x4, single rear wheel trucks, to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Friendship Ford of Bristol, TN for the total cost of $335,060.00.
13. Council to approve award regarding the purchase of one (1) each, new, unused, 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe, Police Pursuit SUV to Love Chevrolet of Columbia, SC for the total cost of $36,282.00.
14. Council to approve forensic software upgrades by The Computer Solution Company of Virginia LLC, for use by the Sheriff's Office, for a total cost of $45,450.00.
15. Council to approve a professional services agreement with Kimley Horne and Associates (KHA) for $254,236.00 plus a 10% contingency to prepare preliminary engineering plans for Catawba Bend Preserve Greenway.
16. Council to reject all bids received in response to Bid #2806 regarding the Avenue of the Carolinas/Carowinds Blvd Intersection Improvement Project.
17. Council to approve the use of construction funds to purchase of US 21/SC 51 Pennies 3 and US 21 Pennies 4 Mitigation Credits in the amount of $2,266,884.30 for use in the environmental permitting for these project.
18. Council to approve authorizing the expenditure of $39,575 in York County Forever Commission funds to Nation Ford Land Trust (NFLT) for expenses related to a Conservation Easement on the 101 acres of property along Highway 324 in York and referred to as TM 437-00-00-007 and 437-00-00-008.
19. COUNCIL TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION CONSENTING TO AND RATIFYING THE ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF A FEE IN LIEU OF TAX AND INCENTIVE AGREEMENT FROM PARAGON 782, LLC TO LEL PARAGON WAY ASSOCIATES LLC; AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS.
20. COUNCIL TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION CONSENTING TO AND RATIFYING THE ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF A FEE IN LIEU OF TAX AND INCENTIVE AGREEMENT FROM LEL PARAGON WAY ASSOCIATES LLC TO INDUS REALTY TRUST, INC.; AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS.
Public Hearing(s):
Old Business:
1. COUNCIL TO CONSIDER THIRD READING OF AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL AND REPLACE CHAPTERS 154: SUBDIVISION CODE AND 155: ZONING CODE; TO ADOPT A REVISED ZONING MAP WHICH RENAMES CERTAIN ZONING DISTRICTS AND PROVIDES FOR NEW ZONING DISTRICTS; TO RELOCATE § 154.038 DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS TO CHAPTER 153: PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT; TO RELOCATE CERTAIN CODE SECTIONS PERTAINING TO TAX DISTRICTS FROM THE ZONING CODE TO CHAPTERS 35: TAXATION AND FINANCE; TO APPROVE THE YORK COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT MANUAL RELATED TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF CHAPTER 154; TO PROVIDE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING; AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO.
2. COUNCIL TO CONSIDER THIRD READING OF AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND YORK COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 31: COUNTY POLICIES, SECTION 31.01, RATES, FEES AND CHARGES FOR ZONING APPEALS, APPLICATIONS FOR VARIANCES, REZONING REQUESTS, PERMITS, INSPECTIONS, PLAN REVIEWS AND OTHER APPLICATIONS, PROCEDURES AND SERVICES RENDERED BY THE YORK COUNTY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AND THE YORK COUNTY ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT TO RETITLE THE SECTION “LAND DEVELOPMENT FEE SCHEDULE”; TO CREATE FEES FOR NEW PROCEDURES PURSUANT TO REVISIONS TO THE ZONING CODE AND LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE; TO REVISE AND REORDER THE FEE TABLE AND TABLE NOTES; TO PROVIDE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING; AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO.
New Business:
1. Council to approve a request from the York County Library to allow the painting of a mural on the Rock Hill Library building, owned by York County.
2. Council to consider approval of a purchase and sale agreement in the amount of $1,200,000.00 plus brokerage fee of 2.5% between Natubhai G. Patel and York County for property located at 236 Northpark Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

For addition actions please click on: http://yorkcountysc.iqm2.com/Citizens/calendar.aspx
and then click on actions.
Finding a Covid vaccinator through SCDHEC
South Carolina is offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible individuals. Find out if you are currently eligible.
Need assistance? Call 1-866-365-8110 for help with COVID-19 vaccine questions and provider information.
Below is a link to find a vaccine provider near you:

York County Departments
Below is the link to the contact information for the York County Departments

Speaking with groups around the District
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tom.audette@yorkcountygov.com or call me at 704-408-6155. Thank you!
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