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It's a ho-hum night as City Council sails past agenda approving every item, 7-0

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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Tuesday night was a good time to appear before City Council. Everything passed 7-0 in near-record time when no one spoke in favor or opposition in the public forum or on agenda items.
 

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Tuesday night was a good time to appear before City Council. Everything passed 7-0 in near-record time when no one spoke in favor or opposition in the public forum or on agenda items.

 

City Council members could have text messaged their votes Tuesday night – no one would have been the wiser.

No one spoke in favor or opposition to any ordinance, appointments and all actions were approved unanimously, 7-0.

In a nutshell, here’s what you need to know:

• No one spoke in favor or opposition at public hearings repealing the public works fee ($75) for the new sanitation fee ($115).

• Ditto for the $22.6 million FY 2016-2017 budget.

• Miles Nason was reappointed as the Spartanburg County representative to the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Environs Planning Commission.

• David Langley was reappointed to the Board of Architectural Review.

• Don Foster was reappointed as the District One commissioner to the Planning Commission.

• Kevin Tumblin was reappointed as an at-large commissioner to the Planning Commission.

Second and final readings approved:

• 2010 Comprehensive Plan with 2015 Review supplement.

• Change zoning classification of property at 414 Jones Avenue from I-1 (industrial) to RM-2 (residential multi-family).

• Fee changes the public works fee ($75) for the new sanitation fee ($115).

Note: Councilman who has been the lone dissenter for the public works fee the past four years made the motion to approve.

• $22.6 million FY 2016-2017 budget.

• A. S.C. Dept. of Justice Memorandum of Agreement, securing detention services with for fiscal year 2016-2017.

 

 

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