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Council passes rezoning requests

  • Friday, June 13, 2014

Rezoning requests in Georgetown, Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet were approved by County Council Tuesday.

Council passed second reading of an ordinance to rezone two parcels and a portion of a third parcel located on the west side of Ocean Highway 17 in Pawleys Island from General Residential (GR) to Neighborhood Commercial (NC).

This rezoning request was from Cynthia Murray as agent for Samuel Nesbitt, Clifford Nesbitt, Bruce Drayton and Brandon Drayton.

The property is located approximately 244 feet north of Martin Luther King Road.

County Planning Director Boyd Johnson said that Nieghborhood Commercial zoning allows single family dwellings, retail stores, barber and beauty shops, restaurants excluding drive ins or drive throughs, business offices, day care centers, and stores with fish and seafood.

Johnson said that the properties may have to be reconfigured to comply with the 90-foot setback required in the Waccamaw Neck Overlay Zone.

Council passed second reading of an amendment to the Future Land Use Map regarding an area near the Georgetown County Airport on US Highway 17 near Georgetown to be amended from Industrial to Medium Density Residential.

In a related vote, Council passed second reading of an ordinance to rezone an area near the Georgetown County Airport along US Highway 17 from Forest and Agriculture (FA) to Village Residential 10,000 SF (VR-10).

Johnson explained that Council recently rezoned an area on both sides of US Highway 17 from FA to VR-10 and that the Planning Commission and staff recommends that a second nearby area be rezoned as well.

Council passed second reading of an ordinance to amend the Murrells Inlet Village Planned Development to allow Lot 5 in Phase II to contain residential uses only.

Other business

Council passed first reading, by title only, an ordinance to impose a one percent sales tax, subject to a referendum, within Georgetown County pursuant to the Capital Project Sales Tax Act; to define the specific purposes and designate the projects for which the proceeds of the tax may be used; to provide the maximum time for which the tax may be imposed; to provide for the maximum cost of the projects or facilities funded from the proceeds to be raised by the tax; to provide for a county-wide referendum and to concur in the contents of the ballot question in such a referendum; to establish the priority in which the proceeds of the tax are to be expended; to provide for the conduct of such referendum; to provide for the administration of the tax; to provide for the payment of the tax; and to provide for other matters relating to the tax.

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