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Mayor suggests a review of storage ordinance on residential property

Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mayor Rick Danner asked city council tonight to review the temporary storage buildings ordinance for clarification and reasonable enforcement, if required.

Danner initiated a discussion suggesting a proliferation of temporary storage buildings that are similar to pods (portable on demand storage) being set on property for a lengthy time. Danner also raised the question that some of these may be related to business usage in residential areas.

“These units are setting for increasing periods of time,” Danner said. “I believe some are being used for commercial use. I’m asking council to look into this and define what temporary units are. (The ordinance) should require where permanent storage takes place.”

Councilman Wryley Bettis agreed with Danner. “I’m in favor of going more in-depth with this.”

Glenn Pace, planning and zoning coordinator, offered to “Help define what a storage unit versus storage container was and the difference.”

Stevens commended for Greer Station website

Scott Stevens of Yourmark.com was presented a proclamation for his company’s contemporary redesign of the Greer Station Association (GSA) website, GreerStation.com. 

Angela Rutland, commercial development director with Greer Development Corporation, reviewed the website with Mayor Rick Danner, who made the presentation, and council members. 

One of the features Rutland pointed out was the ability for online registration for GSA events. The website is also more comprehensive featuring quality of life amenities.

“This is an award of excellence for making the Greer Station website more modern and attractive,” Danner said. These things don’t happen without time and attention.”

Danner said, “Part of Angela’s role is to work with downtown merchants and keep people abreast of downtown business.” 

Planning commission proclamation

The seven-member Planning Commission received a proclamation for its work making recommendations to City Council. Commission members are:

Morris Burton
Larry Clifton
Don Foster
Clay Jones
Judy O. Jones
Brian Martin
Suzanne Traenkle

Administrator’s report

Ed Driggers, city administrator, reviewed with council the city’s recent activities.

• Intersection lighting on Wade Hampton Blvd. and Buncombe Road has been improved with additional lighting.

• Public works continues to replace liners over traffic signals and signs that have faded. 

• QR codes will be used during leaf pickup service allowing city residents with smart phones to download information.

• The employee health fair had 75-80 percent of employees attending. They received blood work, flu shots, and information on health and well being. 

• Reported the Harvest Market has ended its 5 weeks schedule and identified its niche and look to continue the event in 2012.

• The Lake Robinson celebration last Sunday was well attended by staff and information provided by the city’s storm water division, fire and police departments.

• Driggers said the Cops for Tots fundraising golf tournament at Greer County Club  last week raised $6,500 with the total amount to be used for the program.

• Auditors completed their on-site work. The good news, said Driggers, was everything was positive. The complete report will be reviewed in December.

• Commended the city for the pink fountain and fire department personnel wearing pink T-shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness in October.

King approved for another term

Martha C. King was re-appointed to another term on the Housing Authority. Her term was to expire at the end of this month.


Council approves rezoning requests

Council unanimously, 6-0, (Councilman Jay Arrowood was absent) approved three rezoning requests:

• Property owned by Dolly L. Brown, at East Fairview Avenue and Arlington Road, from C-2 (commercial) to RM-1 (residential, multi-family).

• Property owned by Chastity J. Downs at 300 East Fairview Avenue from C-2 (commercial) to RM-1 (residential, multi-family).

• Property owned by Dolly L. Brown at East Fairview Avenue from C-1 (commercial) to RM-1 (residential, multi-family). 

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