April Newsletter

If you have any needs or questions, please contact me anytime by calling my cell phone at 704-408-6155 or email me at tom.audette@yorkcountygov.com. Also, if you know of people who are not receiving my newsletter updates, but they would like to get them, please give them my email address. Thank you!
Monthly Public Zoom Meeting

Thank you for your time in the March 31st public zoom meeting! My next public zoom meeting will be Monday, April 25th at 6 pm.


Topic: District 1 Councilmam Tom Audette's Monthly Public Zoom Meeting

Time: Apr 25, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71147115034?pwd=OHQt7PyTTmxGqcxnwCOPmkBP5nM5dW.1


Meeting ID: 711 4711 5034

Passcode: 8GVyHn

Helping the elderly and disabled in Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Lake Wylie to get access to on demand transportation

We are in the process of getting on demand York County Access Transportation for the elderly and disabled in Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Lake Wylie. Below is a news broadcast I did that gives additional information about this critically needed service for our elderly and disabled. Thank you for everyone's hard work as we work through this process.


https://www.wsoctv.com/news/york-county-pursuing-additional-senior-transportation-services-where-rides-are-now-limited/ecee2ca6-e19b-4e0d-a558-48e331ebb325/

Adding new flashing safety flashing lights on

Rt 160

In an ongoing plan, we are continuing to look for areas throughout the district and county to improve safety on our road. Below is an example of 2 news flashing safety signs (one in each direction) that have been installed. This is an on going effort and please contact me anytime when you see any additional needs and concerns.

Great News - A New Multi-purpose trail coming to New Gray Rock Road in Tega Cay!

Great News - A New Sidewalk coming to Whites Road in Fort Mill!

Impact of the National Library Association

We continue to see the impact of the National Library Association when it comes to their national agenda and the books they have listed as reviewed to bring into the libraries. This is hindering opposing view point books from getting into libraries. So the York County Libraries have now put together a plan to add in additional books that may have been missed or not listed as reviewed by the National Library Association.

EXPLORE YORK COUNTY BLOG

WHAT'S NEW IN 2022 – NEW RESTAURANTS, BREWERIES AND MORE COMING TO YORK COUNTY

https://www.visityorkcounty.com/blog/post/whats-new-in-york-county-2022/

SCDOT Programmed Project Viewer

Welcome to SCDOT's Interactive Programmed Projects Viewer. This map showcases projects that are actively being developed.

https://scdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=ca1cd69fc88945f4bb465e16765d761c

York County Spring Litter Cleanup

York County Spring Litter Cleanup Program has started as of March 21 and runs through June 21. If interested please call 803 628-3181.

One of York County’s Most Popular Business Parks Gets a New Addition

YORK COUNTY, SC – One of York County’s most popular business parks is getting a new addition. Located just one mile from I-77, Exit 77, construction recently began at 2020 Williams Industrial Drive, on a 122,300-square-foot industrial speculative building located in Legacy Park East in Rock Hill, SC.

https://www.yorkcountyed.com/news-media/news-events/one-of-york-countys-most-popular-business-parks-gets-a-new-addition

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & TECHNOLOGY

Resources can be found here for Entrepreneurship and Technology opportunities. Please view this link for more details.

https://www.yorkcountyed.com/grow/entrepreneurship-technology

Arts Council of York County

For the latest update on festivals and events along with art exhibits in York County. https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/

Public Works Department in York County

Here is information on how to contact the Public Works Department in York

County along with the list of responsibilities they support.

https://www.yorkcountygov.com/227/Public-Works

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


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

April 18th - York County Council meeting

Consent Agenda:

1. Approved the minutes of County Council - County Council Meeting - Apr 4, 2022 6:00 PM 2. Approved the minutes of Planning and Zoning Committee - Regular Meeting - Apr 5, 2022 5:00 PM

3. Gave Third Reading of AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF A 2,856 SQUARE FOOT (0.0656 OF AN ACRE, MORE OR LESS) PORTION OF A PARCEL LOCATED IN FORT MILL AND PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED AS PART OF TAX MAP NUMBER 646-00-00-099, AND WHICH PROPERTY WAS ACQUIRED BY THE COUNTY AS PART OF PROJECT NUMBER 17228-006, HUBERT GRAHAM WAY EXTENSION (DRY RUN ROAD), AND WHICH PROPERTY IS NO LONGER NEEDED FOR THE PROJECT; AUTHORIZING THE CHAIRWOMAN AND COUNTY STAFF TO EXECUTE THE DEED AND ANY RELATED DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO CLOSE THE TRANSACTION; PROVIDING FOR A PUBLIC HEARING; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO.

4. Authorized the Solicitor's Office to apply for, and to accept if awarded, a fiscal year 2022- 2023 Victims of Crime Act Continuation Grant in the amount of $116,658.

5. Approved an agreement with Amisub of South Carolina, Inc., a South Carolina corporation doing business as Piedmont Medical Center, for use of morgue facilities at Piedmont Medical Center.

6. Approved the purchase of 200 service rifles for use by the Sheriff's Office via state contract, from Amchar Wholesale Inc., of Rochester NY, for a total cost of $197,267.34.

7. Approved award regarding Bid #2817 for the purchase of two 4 yard stationary compactors and four octagon receiver units for use at Collection & Recycling Centers, to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Bakers Waste Equipment of Lenoir, NC, for the total cost of $84,328.84.

8. Approved a Mitigation Agreement with Caromont Health, Inc. for road improvements identified within the TIA for a medical office development at 519 Nautical Drive, Lake Wylie; referred as Tax Map Numbers 564-00-00-056, 564-00-00-057, and 564-00-00-069.

9. Approved award regarding Bid #2813 for the York County Fueling Station Upfit project, to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Catalyst Construction Company of Charlotte NC, for the total cost of $153,555.00.

10. Approved the First Addendum to the Contract between York County and Spur Staffing, Inc., for temporary staffing services.

11. Approved Kimley-Horn and Associates. Inc.'s Contract Amendment No. 1 totaling $110,562.88 for Project 17228-007: SC49/SC 274/SC 557 Intersection Design Services Contract Amendment No.1.

12. Authorized staff to apply for and accept, if awarded, fiscal year 2023 Solid Waste Grants in the total amount of $37,000.00 with no matching funds required.

13. Approved a professional services agreement with Mead & Hunt, Inc for $262,300.00 to prepare a Utility Master Plan for Catawba Bend Preserve.

14. Approved a professional services contract with ESP Associates Inc. (ESP) for $99,900.00 for Wetland/Stream Delineations, NEPA and Environmental Consulting at Catawba Bend Preserve.

Public Hearing(s): None


Old Business:

1. Rezoning Action: Gave Second Reading Case # 22-04 Tax Map # 2650000085 (portion) Zoning Request: To rezone from AGC to RUD Acres: 1.1 +/- acres Council District: Three (3) - Winkler

Applicant: Brandon and Molly Vallier Owner: Brandon and Molly Vallier Location: 444 Maynard Grayson Road, Clover Planning Commission Date: March 14, 2022 Staff Recommendation: Approve with condition PC Recommendation: Approve with condition (7-1 (Barnett))

2. Rezoning Action: Consider Second Reading (No action taken, application withdrawn) Case # 21-21 Tax Map # 648-00-00-010; 648-00-00-022; 648-00-00-030 Zoning Request: To rezone from RUD to NC Acres: 4.90 +/- acres Council District: One (1) - Audette Applicant: UA Properties, LLC Owner: Ron and Dorothy Perry Location: 3251 W. Highway 160, Fort Mill Planning Commission Date: March 14, 2022 Staff Recommendation: Deny PC Recommendation: Approve (6-2 (Barnett and Parham))

3. AMENDED AND APPROVED SECOND READING OF AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF YORK, SOUTH CAROLINA, CHAPTER 90.02, “RATES, FEES, AND CHARGES FOR PUBLIC PARK FACILITIES, SERVICES, OR SPONSORSHIPS” IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH USAGE FEES FOR THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED ALLISON CREEK PARK, ESTABLISH A YEAR-ROUND DAY-USE FEE SCHEDULE AND ANNUAL PASSES FOR ALLISON CREEK PARK AND EBENEZER PARK, TO INCREASE RECREATIONAL VEHICLE AND TENT CAMPING RATES; MODIFY AND INCREASE CERTAIN SHELTER RENTAL RATES; TO ADDRESS SPONSORSHIPS AT FIELD DAY PARK; AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO. 


New Business:

1. Approved award regarding Bid #2778 for the Highway 274 Sanitary Forcemain Replacement project, to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Sanders Utility Construction Co. Inc. of Charlotte NC, for a total cost of $16,367,685.00, which includes a 10% contingency, as part of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.

2. Approved the purchase of software modules and services from OneSpan of Chicago IL, for a total cost of $29,998.80, as part of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. 3. Approved the purchase of 9-1-1 telephone system equipment from Motorola Solutions Incorporated of Columbia, SC, for a total equipment cost not to exceed $530,395.18, and Intrado for transition services not to exceed $96,096.00 for a grand total of $626,491.18, as a part of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.

4. Approved funding update regarding eligible funding source for the purchase and replacement of 800 MHz radios from Motorola Solutions Inc., via the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, for a total amount of $3,396,359.17.

5. Approved ratification for Schaeffer Manufacturing for the purchase of various motor oils, transmission fluid, & hydraulic fluids for York County vehicles and equipment, for a total of $79,341.23.

6. APPROVED RATIFICATION OF A CHANGE ORDER REQUEST IN THE AMOUNT OF $36,182.00, FOR THE PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT FOR BETHEL FIRE DEPARTMENT’S CUSTOM TANKER (Bid #2681) FROM KOVATCH MOBILE EQUIPMENT OF NESQUEHONING PA, FOR A GRAND TOTAL COST OF $800,000.00. 


Committee and Other Reports:

* Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting, Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5:00pm Chairwoman Allison Love

* Finance & Operations Committee Meeting, Monday, April 18, 2022 5:30pm Chairman Robert Winkler 


New/Non-agenda Comments

Council member William "Bump" Roddey asked staff how much money was left in the Coronavirus Funds. Trish Startup responded that there is approximately $5M left for "to be determined" projects. In addition, Mr. Roddey asked if the Coronavirus funds could be used for Oakdale Fire Department's need for renovations to the parking area for the fire trucks. Mr. Roddey also stated that he is still working with the family to move the gravesite in Rock Hill and a historical marker will be put in its place and he is going to use some of his discretionary funds to help with this.

Council member Allison Love stated that the Ag & Art Tour is June 11 from 10:00-4:00 and vendors are needed.

Council member Robert Winkler thanked Engineering and Assistant County Manager, Mike Moore for the parking spaces at the Veterans Park. 


Matters for consideration following Executive Session:

* Receipt of Legal Advice: Update on Litigation Matters

* Receipt of Legal Advice/Contractual Matter: School Concurrency Planning


For addition actions please click on: http://yorkcountysc.iqm2.com/Citizens/calendar.aspx
and then click on actions.
Finding a Covid vaccinator through SCDHEC
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York County Departments
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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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