Supporting Anderson

  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014

To the Editor:

I strongly support Bob Anderson in his reelection campaign for County Council.

I believe that the “Don’t Box the Neck” effort to defend the overlay zoning of the Waccamaw Neck, by not allowing a 120,000 foot Walmart to be built by Sunbelt Developers on Highway 17, was one of the most important decisions for our area in many years.

Bob Anderson supported that effort 100 percent, and his leadership on County Council to protect the history and culture of the Waccamaw Neck through responsible zoning practices has been unwavering.

Bob Anderson has shown, through his continuing actions, that he is a strong supporter of the Waccamaw Neck Overlay Zone which does not allow, among a number of other things, large flat roofed buildings in our area.

As shown by the Walmart attempt, the overlay zone is the only thing that protects our area from looking like the intersection of Highways 17 and 601 in Myrtle Beach.

Steve Goggans, as Chairman of the Georgetown County Architectural Review Board, voted to give the same Sunbelt Developer a special exemption from complying with the overlay zone rules for a large flat roofed Publix grocery store on the same site.

This decision was such a bad precedent for our overlay zone that the County Council fired the entire board of appeals within a few days of the decision!

As I said when I endorsed his candidacy, Bob Anderson says what he will do, and does what he says. He not only talks support of our overlay zone, his actions have backed up his words.

I urge you to vote for Bob Anderson on June 10th in the Republican primary.

Bill Otis

Pawleys Island

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