January Newsletter
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Monthly Public Zoom Meeting
Thank you for your time in the December 27th public zoom meeting! My next public zoom meeting will be Monday January 31th at 6 pm..
Tom Audette is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: District 1 Councilman Tom Audette Public Zoom Meeting
Time: Jan 31, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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New Job opportunities! Samuel Packaging Systems Group is expanding operations in
Fort Mill
Department of Fire Safety
The Department of Fire Safety offers residents a wide range of fire prevention and fire protection services. Employees are trained and equipped to provide fire safety inspections, fire investigations, and public fire education programs for people of all ages. Please visit - https://www.yorkcountygov.com/324/Fire-Safety
YC Collection & Recycle
Polar Bear Litter Pickup
If you would like to participate or have any questions, please email with questions and for the registration form: alysen.woodruff@yorkcountygov.com
Chairman of the Health and Environmental Protection Committee
As part of the Health and Environmental Protection Committee last meeting, below is some of the information presented by David Keely M.D. on overall health findings in York County and more. Also below is a video update on Manny's Mountain Overview and also is an update on Agriculture Education and Agritourism.
Overall health findings in York County
Manny's Mountain overview video
Video that give you an overview of Nanny's Mountain and a vision into what to come. https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/SEQ5COYDOrIJrAzFETMa0?domain=youtube.com
Agriculture Education and Agritourism
Based on what was presented to the committee, the vision would be to create a Agriculture Education and Agritourism opportunity in western York county The purpose of this facility is to support and allow members of our county to come together in a central location to advertise, hold events, sell products and goods, educate and be educated, etc. Also as part of the overall discussed their would be an opportunity to collaborate on Agriculture Education and Agritourism opportunity at Worth Mountain. More to come.
Interview on Palmetto Mornings WRHI - I gave an overview of the Health and Environmental Protection Committee meeting
Update - I have been just elected as the Vice Chairman of the 2022 Rock Hill - Fort Mill Area Transportation Study Committee (RFATS)
York County Redistricting Map - 2nd reading
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

January 18th - York County Council meeting Actions, Public Hearing(s), New Business, Old Business and Non Agenda Comments
Consent Agenda
1. Approved the minutes of Planning & Economic Development Committee - Planning & Economic Development Committee - Jan 3, 2022 5:00 PM
2. Approved the minutes of County Council - County Council Meeting - Jan 3, 2022 6:00 PM 3. Approved the minutes of Zoning Committee - Regular Meeting - Jan 11, 2022 5:45 PM
4. Approved the FY 2022 - 2023 Budget Calendar.
5. APPROVED SECOND 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.
6. Rezoning Action: Gave Second Reading Case # 21-23 Tax Map # 484-00-00-024 Zoning Request: To rezone from RC-I to BD-III Acres: 1.0 +/- acres Council District: Two (2) - Love Applicant: Lee Whitley Owner: W.F. Papke III Income/Expense, LLC Location: 6166 Charlotte Highway, Clover Planning Commission Date: December 13, 2021 Staff Recommendation: Approve PC Recommendation: Approve
7. APPROVED SECOND READING OF AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE YORK COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 150, BUILDING REGULATIONS, IN ITS ENTIRETY, TO INCORPORATE CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE, NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE, INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE, INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE, AND INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE, AS MODIFIED AND ADOPTED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA BUILDING CODES COUNCIL FOR MANDATORY ENFORCEMENT BY ALL JURISDICTIONS WITHIN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA; TO REORDER, CLARIFY, AND RESTATE PROVISIONS OF THE EXISTING BUILDING REGULATIONS, INCLUDING, INTER ALIA, THE APPLICATION PROCEDURES, COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS, AND FEES FOR BUILDING PERMITS, THEIR SCOPE, REVOCATION, EXPIRATION, AND TERMINATION; THE INSPECTION PROCEDURES FOR CONSTRUCTION AND CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPANCY; THE ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS CHAPTER; THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BUILDING OFFICIAL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RIGHTS-OF-ENTRY, THE ISSUANCE OF STOP WORK ORDERS, AND THE PROVISION OF ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS AND DESIGN; VARIANCES AND APPEALS RELATED TO THE CHAPTER; THE BUILDING APPEALS BOARD, ITS MEMBERSHIP, POWERS, PROCEDURES, AND RELATED DUTIES AND AUTHORITY; AND, THE PENALTIES AND POTENTIAL REMEDIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS CHAPTER; TO PROVIDE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING; AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO.
8. Approved a Mitigation Agreement with Encompass Health South Carolina Real Estate, LLC for road improvements identified within the TIA for the development of a rehabilitation medical facility located on Pleasant Road, referred as Tax Map numbers 020-09-01-88.
9. Authorized a request from the Solicitor for an additional attorney.
10. Approved an Addendum to the 2017 Rural Development Act Contract between York Electric Cooperative and York County regarding allocation of YEC funds applicable to qualifying RDA expenses.
11. Approved an Addendum to the 2020 Rural Development Act Contract between York Electric Cooperative and York County regarding allocation of YEC funds applicable to qualifying RDA expenses.
12. Approved selection of firms regarding RFQ #2779 for On Call Mechanical Engineering Services for a term of three years as listed: Buford Goff & Associates, Inc. of Columbia, SC; Clark Patterson Lee of Greenville, SC; CMTA Inc. of Charlotte, NC; Devita & Associates Inc. of Greenville, SC; and LaBella Associates of Charlotte, NC.
13. Approved selection of firms regarding RFQ #2804 for On Call Architecture and Landscape Architecture Services for a term of three years as listed: Architectural Firms: DWWA Architects of Rock Hill, SC; CPL of Charlotte, NC; Craig Gaulden Davis of Greenville, SC; DP3 Architects of Greenville, SC; and Stewart Cooper Newell Architects of Gastonia, NC. Landscape Architectural Firms: Alfred Benesch & Company of Charlotte, NC; The Dodd Studio of Fort Mill, SC; CES Group Engineers of Denver, NC; ESP Associates of Fort Mill, SC; McAdams of Charlotte, NC; Keck & Wood of Rock Hill, SC; Kimley Horn of Charlotte, NC; Stewart Engineering of Charlotte, NC; and Seamon Whiteside & Associates of Charlotte, NC.
14. Rejected all responses received regarding Bid #2805 for the exterior painting of Hightower Hall and Outbuildings Project.
15. Approved the use of Cooperative Purchasing as defined in section 35.008 (C)(2) of the York County Procurement Code in order to purchase Fire Apparatus for the York County Fire System.
16. Approved the declaration of two 9700 thermal cylinder units as surplus and authorized donation of the surplus items to an educational institute.
17. Approved amendment to award regarding the purchase of one new, unused 2021 Ford Police Interceptor Utility AWD SUV via state contract for use by the Sheriff's Office, from Santee Automotive LLC of Manning SC, as part of the SC Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs, for a total cost of $40,866.00.
18. GAVE FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A FEE IN LIEU OF TAX AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN YORK COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA AND A COMPANY OR COMPANIES KNOWN TO THE COUNTY AT THIS TIME AS “PROJECT DONALD” WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY, WHEREBY SUCH PROPERTY WILL BE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES; AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO.
Public Hearing(s)
1. COUNCIL HELD A PUBLIC HEARING AND PROVIDED THIRD READING OF AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A FEE IN LIEU OF TAX AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN YORK COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA AND SAMUEL, SON & CO. (USA), A COMPANY PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED AS "PROJECT SIMA", WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY, WHEREBY SUCH PROPERTY WILL BE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES; AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO.
Old Business
1. AMENDED AND GAVE SECOND READING OF AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL AND REPLACE CHAPTERS 154: SUBDIVISION CODE AND 155: ZONING CODE; TO ADOPT A NEW ZONING MAP WHICH RENAMES CERTAIN ZONING DISTRICTS, PROVIDES FOR NEW ZONING DISTRICTS, CONSOLIDATES THE AGC-I AND AGC DISTRICTS INTO A SINGLE AGC DISTRICT, AND CONSOLIDATES THE RUD-I AND RUD DISTRICTS INTO A SINGLE RUD DISTRICT; 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. GAVE SECOND 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.
3. AMENDED AND GAVE SECOND READING OF AN ORDINANCE TO REDISTRICT AND REDEFINE THE VOTING DISTRICTS WITHIN YORK COUNTY THROUGH REAPPORTIONMENT, AS TO POPULATION, OF THE SEVEN SINGLE-MEMBER ELECTORAL DISTRICTS WITHIN THE COUNTY FOR THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF YORK COUNTY COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE UNITED STATES CENSUS OF 2020 AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 4-9-90 OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, AS AMENDED; TO AMEND SECTION 11.04 OF THE YORK COUNTY CODE TO CODIFY THE BLOCK INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE NEW DISTRICTING; AND TO ADOPT THE CONFORMING REDISTRICTING MAP; AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO THE REDISTRICTING AND REAPPORTIONMENT OF COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICTS IN YORK COUNTY.
9. Amended and Gave Third Reading of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 56 OF THE YORK COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, NUISANCES; LITTERING; TO RENAME CHAPTER 56 AS "PUBLIC NUISANCES"; TO RENAME, RENUMBER, REORDER, AND CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR NUISANCES THROUGHOUT CHAPTER 56; TO RELOCATE AND CONSOLIDATE THE LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS TO THE INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS OF THE CHAPTER WHERE POSSIBLE IN ORDER TO PROVIDE CLARITY AND UNIFORMITY AS TO THE PURPOSE AND APPROACH FOR ADDRESSING ALL ACTIONS OR CONDITIONS WHICH CONSTITUTE A PUBLIC NUISANCE; TO PROVIDE A GENERAL DEFINITIONS SECTION FOR THOSE TERMS OR PHRASES APPLICABLE TO THE ENTIRE CHAPTER AND TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PUBLIC NUISANCE, RESPONSIBLE PARTY, AND ABATEMENT THEREIN; TO PROVIDE FOR UNIFORMITY IN PROCEDURES FOR SERVING NOTICE OF A VIOLATION OR COMPLAINT; TO CLARIFY PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE COUNTY MAY ADDRESS INABILITY OR UNWILLINGNESS TO ABATE A PUBLIC NUISANCE; TO CLARIFY AND AMEND THE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO ABATE A PUBLIC NUISANCE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, APPLICABLE FINES AND ABATEMENT ACTION BY THE COUNTY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PLACEMENT OF A LIEN FOR THE COST OF SUCH ABATEMENT TO BE COLLECTED IN THE SAME MANNER AS DELINQUENT TAXES; TO PROVIDE FOR AN EMERGENCY ABATEMENT PROCESS FOR NUISANCES CONSTITUTING AN IMMINENT THREAT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH, PEACE, SAFETY, OR TO THE ENVIRONMENT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO.
New Business Council Member New/Non-agenda Comments
Council member Robert Winkler thanked all of our line workers and first responders for their hard work this past weekend during our ice storm.
Council member Allison Love thanked Eddie Broome and George Wilmore for addressing a situation with one of her constituents.
Council member William "Bump" Roddey thanked SCDOT, City of Rock Hill and York County Public Works for keeping our roads clear during this past weekend’s ice storm. Mr. Roddey also stated that he is looking for someone in District 4 that is interested in serving on York County Forever.
Council member Joel Hamilton stated that York County is hiring and encouraged citizens to apply.
Council member Tom Audette thanked first responders for their work this past weekend during the ice storm. Mr. Audette also commended the workforce ready program with York Technical College.
Council member Brandon Guffey reminded everyone to thank their law enforcement for their service.
Chairwoman Christi Cox commended the Finance Department for their excellent work that they are doing. Ms. Cox also explained that she received some communication from Lt. David Frye regarding the homeless population and recommended that this matter be referred to the Justice and Public Safety Committee for further discussion as well as the modifications to the ordinance regarding Chapter 30, Section 30.07 and 30.11.

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and then click on actions.
Finding a Covid vaccinator through SCDHEC
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York County Departments
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