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Notes on Votes: Dorchester County Council May 7

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Dorchester County Council met Monday for its regular meeting at the Summerville chambers.

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Here's a summary of votes:

  • Council unanimously gave first reading to the fiscal year 2012-2013 Dorchester County Budget by title only. County is still workshopping the budget.
  • Council unanimously gave first reading to rezone 7.29 acres at 818 Central Avenue from R-4 Multi-Family Residential to Commercial Light-Industrial.
  • Council unanimously gave first reading to an ordinance amending county Zoning and Land Development Standards. The amendments will allow establishments engaged in the care, treatment and housing of domestic animals in general commercial zones; allow accessory dwelling unites larger than current limit of 600 square feet on lots 0.75-2.0 acres; allow one large facade sign on a large building with deep setbacks; and allow set zoning requirements for water utilities equal to those requirements for electric and gas utilities.
  • Council unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance amending the loan agreement between S.C. Water Quality Revolving Fend Authority and the county to provide for certain changes in the debt service reserve fund requirements. This reading was by title only.
  • Council invited public to speak on and unanimously gave second reading to a rezone for W. Butternut Road from Planned Development to R-1 Residential Single Family.
  • Council invited public to speak on and unanimously gave second reading to a rezone for 24 acres on Butternut Road from R-4 Multi-Family Residential to R-1 Single Family Residential.
  • Council invited public to speak on and unanimously gave second reading to a rezone 23 acres on Butternut Road from R-4 Multi-Family Residential to Transitional Residential. 
  • Council invited public to speak on and unanimously gave second reading to an ordinance authorizing economic development incentives to Showa Denko Carbon Inc. and an ordinance authorizing inclusion property of Showa Denko to be included in a multicounty park.

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