March 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 February 28th public zoom meeting! My next public zoom meeting will be March 31st at 6 pm.

Tom Audette is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: York County District 1 Councilman Tom Audette monthly meeting

Time: Mar 31, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75222699373?pwd=o_2UZ4yKyGoaKj0taZ3UBC7FY-F46X.1


Meeting ID: 752 2269 9373

Passcode: 797BUx

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

This is new transportation proposal which will give the elderly and disabled in Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Lake Wylie access to the on demand "York County Access Transportation" program which is part of the Council for the Aging in York County. This essential Service provides transportation countywide for people who need a ride to the doctor, pharmacy, grocery store, or transportation to facilities for medical treatment such as dialysis, chemotherapy, etc. More details to come asap as we work though the next steps to get the program in place Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Lake Wylie. Currently this program is in place for other parts of York County, so it is essential that the elderly and disabled in Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Lake Wylie get access to the same program. Thank you for the partnership with the leadership in each of the municipalities along with the RFAT committee, as we move forward to establish this great transportation program for the elderly and disabled in our area!

Data Walk on March 25th

On March 25th, York County residents and organizations came together to discuss health-related data, and determine our community health priorities. This data will help in eventually establishing opportunities for health screen events in York County.

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

March 21st - York County Council meeting

Consent Agenda:

1. Approved the minutes of County Council Workshop - Workshop - Feb 25, 2022 12:00 PM 2. Approved the minutes of Health and Environmental Protection Committee - Health and Environmental Protection Committee - Mar 1, 2022 6:00 PM

3. Approved the minutes of Economic Development Committee - Planning & Economic Development Committee - Mar 7, 2022 5:00 PM

4. Approved the minutes of County Council - County Council Meeting - Mar 7, 2022 6:00 PM 5. Authorized staff to apply for and accept if awarded the Lowe's Hometown's Grant in the amount of $150,000, no local match required.

6. Gave Second 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.

7. Authorized an additional allocation of $223,000 to the Rock Hill/York County Convention and Visitor's Bureau from Accommodation Tax Funds.

8. Approved a Magistrate Agreement between the County of York and the Town of Clover.

9. Authorized the Sheriff's Department to apply for and accept if awarded a Police Traffic Services Grant from the S.C. Dept. of Public Safety in the amount of $378,627.

10. Authorized the Sheriff's Office to apply for and accept if awarded a DUI Enforcement Grant from the S.C. Dept. of Public Safety in the amount of $187,057.

11. Authorized the Sheriff's Office to apply for and accept if awarded a School Resource Officer Program Grant from the S.C. Dept. of Public Safety in the amount of $1,392,379.

12. Approved declaration of four County owned vehicles as County surplus.

13. Approved a Mitigation Agreement with Gold Hill Hotel, LLC for road improvements identified within the TIA for the expansion of a mixed use development along Pleasant Road in Fort Mill; referred as Tax Map Number 651-00-00-434.

14. Authorized contract negotiations with Cole-Jenest & Stone, Bolton & Menk of Charlotte, NC regarding RFP #2810 for Grant Consulting Services, and to authorize the County Manager to execute the contractual agreement upon successful negotiations.

15. Approved the First Addendum to the Contract between York County and Marathon Staffing, Inc., of Columbia, SC for temporary staffing services.

16. Approved the Road Acceptance Requests for Lake Crest subdivision Phases 2 & 3, Rhyne Estates subdivision and Wrenplace Road in Project Leia

17. Approved the Road Acceptance Requests for Paddlers Cove subd: Paddlers Cove Subdivision Phases 1, 2 and Paddlers Cove Drive Extension.

Public Hearing(s):

1. HELD A PUBLIC HEARING AND GAVE 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 NUCYCLE, LLC (FORMERLY KNOWN 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.

Old Business:

1. Rezoning Action: Gave Second Reading Case # 21-22 Tax Map # 653-00-00-010; 653-00-00-024; 653-00-00-025 Zoning Request: To rezone from OI to GC Acres: 3.5 +/- acres Council District: One (1) - Audette Applicant: Hall Johnston Owner: Millwood, Powell, McMurry Location: W. Highway 160, Fort Mill Planning Commission Date: February 14, 2022 Staff Recommendation: Approve PC Recommendation: Approve (9-0) with condition

2. Rezoning Action: Gave Second Reading Case # 22-01 Tax Map # 436-00-00-013(portion) Zoning Request: To rezone from AGC to RUD Acres: 1.0 +/- acres Council District: Five (5) - Cox Applicant: Debra Spangenberg Owner: Brannon and Ashlyn Spangenberg Location: 4211 Madonna Drive, Rock Hill Planning Commission Date: February 14, 2022 Staff Recommendation: Approve with condition PC Recommendation: Approve with condition (9-0) 3. Rezoning Action: Gave Second Reading Case # 22-02 Tax Map # 543-00-00-052 Zoning Request: To rezone from ID to RUD Acres: 7.46 +/- acres Council District: Six (6) - Guffey Applicant: Sean Sides and Lori Galster

Owner: Sean Sides and Lori Galster Location: 5062 Matthews Simril Road, Rock Hill Planning Commission Date: February 14, 2022 Staff Recommendation: Approve PC Recommendation: Approve (9-0) 

Committee and Other Reports:

* Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting, Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 5:15pm Chairwoman Allison Love

* Finance & Operations Committee Meeting, Monday, March 21, 2022, 5:15pm Chairman Robert Winkler Council Member

New/Non-agenda Comments

Council member William "Bump" Roddey stated that the Planning and Zoning Committee is going to make modifications to the recode and would like to have public input. In addition, Mr. Roddey requested to look into dedicating trees on County property to victims who were killed by gun violence.

Council member Robert Winkler encouraged citizens to run for County Council in their district if they are interested in serving their community.

Council member Tom Audette stated that the Planning and Zoning Committee addressed commercial parking spaces and the process is much easier for businesses. Mr. Audette also stated that he is working with the Council on Aging to get Access Bus Transportation in the Fort Mill/Tega Cay area.

Council member Brandon Guffey encouraged citizens in the building community to review the recode and reach out to Council members if they feel modifications need to be made. 


Matters for consideration following Executive Session:


(Note per Tom Audette - I voted against this rules suspension)

Suspended the rules for the purposes of the following motion.

(Note per Tom Audette - I voted against this resolution)

Approved a resolution committing York County (1) to enter into, amend, or take any actions necessary to execute and deliver a Fee-In-Lieu of Tax and Incentive Agreement with GT Real Estate Holding, LLC ("GTRE"), its affiliates, related entities, covenant to accept certain negotiated Fees in Lieu of Ad Valorem Taxes; (2) to provide for special source revenue or infrastructure improvement credits; (3) to provide specific assurances related to economic development incentives and pertinent agreements approved for the project; (4) and other matters relating thereto, as discussed in Executive Session. 


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.
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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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