Newsletter Update
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Monthly Public Zoom Meeting
Thank you for your time on the Friday public meeting zoom call! That was a great future plans discussion and I look forward to our next zoom call in February!
Latest York County COVID Vaccination update
COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic

York County and other community leaders have collaboratively worked together to establish and coordinate a community clinic to administer the COVID-19 vaccination in York County. 

The clinic is located at the following address:  
Galleria Mall-In the space formerly occupied by Home South and Goody’s*
2295 Dave Lyle Blvd
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Parking and entrance to the clinic space are on the rear side of the mall, between Walmart and the mall entrance.

Operating hours are as follows: 
Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 AM to 4 PM by appointment only starting January 22, 2021.
Appointments are required and will follow the guidelines for phased eligibility outlined by South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), with availability dependent upon the number of doses received each week from SCDHEC. To register (if eligible), please submit a Piedmont Medical Center vaccine request form . Email addresses are required for registration. Appointments for second doses will be made at the time the first shot is given. Patients are highly encouraged to receive their second dose from the same provider who administered the first.
Appointments will be filled weekly based on the number of vaccine doses Piedmont expects to receive. When no additional appointments are available, patients will be instructed to check back online to schedule appointments as they become available. Be sure to check the VAMS portal frequently for open appointments, as they are released on a weekly schedule. Tuesday appointments will be made available by that Monday at Noon. Appointments for the remainder of the week will be available by Tuesday at Noon.
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division, in support of DHEC, has activated their Public Information Phone System to assist people with locating COVID-19 vaccination appointment information. Please call SCDHEC CARES line: 1-855-472-3432. The Community Vaccine Clinic Call Center is open. Call 803-980-2684 during clinic hours, Tues-Friday 9 AM – 4 PM, for assistance. Call takers aren’t able to make an appointment over the phone just yet, but can help guide you through the process and answer questions.

Interested in Volunteering?
Dozens of volunteers are needed daily to assist with a variety of tasks including registration, data entry, and answering phones to make appointments and answer questions. Additionally, medical professionals are needed to administer shots and observe patients following their inoculation. Volunteer shifts are 8 AM to 4 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, with lunch provided by local businesses in partnership with the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce. To volunteer, please sign-up using the links below:
Sign Ups for Non-Medical Volunteers: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B45AEA622A4FA7-covid
Parking and entrance to the clinic space is available on the rear side of the mall, between Walmart and the mall entrance. 

For information about who is eligible to receive the vaccine; as well as, information about the COVID-19 vaccine please visit SCDHEC

Committee Seat Assignments
Listed below are the committee seats I have been assigned to. These committees are some of the busiest committees available, so I am greatly looking forward to this opportunity to represent your needs.
       Planning and Economic Development Committee
o   The York County Economic Development Board is charged with encouraging and promoting economic development and expansion, coordinating development efforts and activities of local and state agencies, and promoting the involvement of public and private participation in development activities within York County. All of which help ensure the benefit and welfare of the county and its citizens. Additional, jurisdiction over long-range planning.
       (RFATS) - Rock Hill-Fort Mill Area Transportation Study Committee
o   The Planning Division coordinates transportation planning for the City and the MPO - Rock Hill - Fort Mill Area Transportation Study (RFATS).
       Riverbend Steering Committee
o   The 1,900 acres on the Catawba River in York County that have protected from development will soon be open to the public. What is known as Riverbend Park, which is outside of Rock Hill, will have 6 miles of scenic views of the river.
      Transportation Committee
o   The Transportation Division of the Engineering Department was established to oversee the design and construction of roadway and transportation projects in York County. The Division manages the state gasoline tax, or C-funds as they are commonly known, for all roads in York County. It also conducts Quality Control / Quality Assurance inspections on all subdivision road improvements.
        Public Works Committee
o   Public works overseeing Animal control, building maintenance, Vehicle/Equipment Maintenance, Road Maintenance, Water/Sewer utilities, Solid waste disposal, Solid waste collection and recycling and prison.
        Health and Environmental Protection Committee (Chairman)
o   Health and Environmental Protection shall have jurisdiction over health; welfare; county libraries; county museums; county historic and cultural activities; county parks and recreation; animals and wildlife; agricultural and forestry activities, matters and concerns; and other related matters.
Some recent Council activity
        1/19/2021
o   Council to approve Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for Exit 82 and Exit 85 interchanges as both projects were recently awarded grant funding from the State Infrastructure Bank.
 
       1/19/2021
o   Council to hold a public hearing and provide Third Reading of AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF AN AMENDMENT TO AN EXISTING FEE-IN-LIEU OF AD VALOREM TAXES AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE FOR CHANGES TO AN EXISTING FEE-IN-LIEU OF AD VALOREM TAX INCENTIVE TO A COMPANY NOW IDENTIFIED UNDER THE CODE NAME OF “PROJECT DALEY AND FORD”; THE INCLUSION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY IN YORK COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE COUNTY’S MULTI-COUNTY INDUSTRIAL PARK AGREEMENT WITH CHESTER COUNTY, S.C.; AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO.
 
       1/19/2021
o   Council to hold a Public Hearing and consider Second Reading of an ordinance to amend the York County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 154, Subdivision Code, to remove development criteria for the reduction in lot sizes, to reduce the spacing of certain buffer tree plantings, to establish “Cluster Subdivisions” which includes the following provisions: purpose, applicability, open space standards, perimeter buffer, and subdivision design; to amend the York County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 155, Zoning Code, to remove the required amenities and density bonuses for residential planned developments, to differentiate the required impervious ratio requirements between uses, to revise minimum lot sizes for residential uses, to establish lot sizes for Cluster Subdivision, to simplify the residential density table, to amend the open space section in its entirety, to remove the site amenities from the commercial design guidelines, to amend the tree protection section: to add a definition for tree save area, to clarify the process to remove a grand tree, to clarify which developments require a tree save area, to clarify when an aerial photograph may replace a physical tree survey; to provide for a public hearing; and to provide for other matters related thereto.

        1/04/2021
o   Council to approve the execution of a contract with Pace Analytical, of West Columbia SC to provide Water Sampling Services for the York County Water & Sewer Utilities Department for an estimated cost of $27,300.00 annually, plus additional testing services as required.

        1/04/2021
Council to approve the purchase of four Ford Police Interceptor Utility AWD SUV's via state contract, for use by the Sheriff's Office, from Santee Automotive LLC of Manning SC, for a total cost of $142,384.00
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 http://sccommerce.com/sc-business-network.
Road Issues
If you see a road problem, call the SCDOT at 803-327-6186 or York County at 803-628-3200 to report the problem. If you do not get a prompt response, please email me at tom.audette@yorkcountygov.com or call me at 704-408-6155. Generally, most paved roads in the County are maintained by SCDOT. County roads are typically identified by a green sign, with small white numbers on the right-hand side near the bottom.
York County Departments contact information
Below is the link to the contact information for the York County Departments https://www.yorkcountygov.com/27/Departments
Speaking with groups around the District
If you are involved with a local group or HOA that would like for me to attend a meeting to provide a County update, please let me know at tom.audette@yorkcountygov.com or call me at 704-408-6155. Thank you!
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