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2017 Ordinances

Ordinances passed by County Council in 2017.

Ordinance
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17-01      An Ordinance to Amend Dorchester County Zoning and Land Development Standards Ordinance Number 04-13, As Previously Amended, With Respect to Article VII, Section 7.11.5(a): “Suburban Residential Communities,” to Change the Allowed Land Use Maximums and to Add New Land Uses; With Respect to Article VII, Section 7.11.5(b): “Traditional Communities,” to Limit the Amount of Agricultural Land Allowed; With Respect to Article VII, Section 7.11.5(f): to Establish a New Urban Community Type; With Respect to Article VII, Sections 7.11.6(a) and (b): to Allow Additional Community Service Uses and Disallow Quick Service Business Uses; With Respect to Article VII, Section 7.11.10(c): to Correct an Incorrect Code Reference; With Respect to Article VII, Sections 7.11.10(d)(2) & (3): to Establish Design Parameters for the Newly Created Urban Community Type and Revise the Commercial Separation Requirement in Residential and Traditional Communities. (The purpose of this amendment is to facilitate the development of property with a true mixture of uses, as required in a PDD.)   Adopted
02/06/2017
17-02    An Ordinance, Amending and Supplementing the Code of Ordinances, Dorchester County, South Carolina, by Deleting Section 36-180, Chapter 36, Article VI and Substituting in Lieu Thereof a New Section 36-180, Chapter 36, Article VI (Stormwater Fee)   Adopted
02/06/2017 
17-03 An Ordinance Authorizing Pursuant to Title 12, Chapter 44 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976, As Amended, the Execution and Delivery of a Fee-In-Lieu of Ad Valorem Taxes Agreement, By and Between Dorchester County, South Carolina and Kion North American Corporation, as Sponsor, to Provide for a Fee-In-Lieu of Ad Valorem Taxes Incentive and Certain Special Source Revenue Credits; and Other Related Matters   Adopted
02/06/2017 
17-04 An Ordinance Authorizing Certain Economic Development Incentives for Green Hills Land Holding, LLC, Including Entering into a Fee In Lieu of Property Tax Agreement for the Project, and Other Related Matters, Between Dorchester County, South Carolina and Green Hills Land Holding, LLC, Pursuant to Title 12, Chapter 44, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as Amended   Adopted
03/06/2017 
17-05 Authorizing the Creation of the Summers Corner Improvement District; Approving and Authorizing the Implementation of the Improvement Plan – Summers Corner Improvement District; Providing for the Financing of Improvements Within the Summers Corner Improvement District by Assessment; Approving the Rate and Method of Apportionment of Assessments; Approving the Assessment Reports; Ordering the Preparation of Assessment Rolls and the Sending of a Notice of Such Assessment to Property Owners; and Other Matters Relating Thereto   Adopted
04/03/2017 
17-06 An Ordinance to Amend Dorchester County Zoning and Land Development Standards Ordinance Number 04-13, as Previously Amended, With Respect to Article XI: "Special Areas," Section 11.2.8: "Development Design and Architectural Review" - to Delete and Replace Subsection 11.2.8(D)(4); With Respect to Article XII: "Environmental Performance Standards," Section 12.4.3: "Applicability" - to Add a Subsection 12.4.3(A)(8); With Respect to Article XII, Section 12.4.4: "Tree Removal Permit," Subsection 12.4.4(D)(5) - to Include the Words "For Removal of Grand and Protected Trees" After the Words "Mitigation Shall be Required;" With Respect to Article XII, Section 12.4.7: "Mitigation for Tree Removal; Fee In Lieu" - to Add a Subsection 12.4.7(B)(L); With Respect to Article XIII: "Site Development Standards," Section 13.3.4: "Required Canopy Coverage" - to Add the Words "Inches of" Before "Trees Per Acre," Delete Remainder of the Sentence Thereafter, Delete and Replace Subsection 13.3.4(A), and Add a Subsection 13.3.4(D); and With Respect to Article XIII, Section 13.3.5: "Required Landscape Elements", Subsection 13.3.5(D)(3) - to Add the Introductory Phrase "Except as Applicable in Transitional Overlay Districts (§11.2.8)," Replace "Two Thousand Square Feet (2,000)" With "Three Thousand Square Feet (3,000)," Replace "Eight (8)" With "Twelve (12)," and Replace "Ninth (9th)" With "Thirteenth (13th). (The purpose of this amendment is to relax tree protection and planting requirements, particularly in industrial zoning districts, while increasing incentives to retain middle-aged trees.)   Adopted
04/03/2017 
17-07 An Ordinance to Amend the Capital Improvements Plan for Roadways in Unincorporated Dorchester County Programming Project #R-06 – S-22 from Mallard Road to US-17A for the Current Fiscal Year While Postponing Project R-21 – US-17A from Flood Heirs Road to SC-642 – to Begin Future Years. (The purpose of this amendment is to schedule transportation impact fee revenue for planning/design and right-of-way acquisition for a segment of the “Orangeburg Loop”.)    Adopted 04/03/2017
17-08 An Ordinance to Amend Dorchester County Zoning and Land Development Standards Ordinance Number 04-13, as Previously Amended, With Respect to Article XI, Section 11.5 “Ashley River Historic Overlay District”, Sections 11.5.1 – 11.5.7 to Create District 5 and Update Existing District Boundaries; Sections 11.5.8 – 11.5.11 to Reorganize District Zoning Standards; New Sections 11.5.12 & 11.5.13 to Reorganize District Zoning Standards and Create District 5 Zoning Standards; Section 11.5 Exhibits B & C to Depict District 5. To Amend Article VIII, Section 8.3 “Rural Residential District”, to Revise Zoning Standards for Density, Lot Size, and Uses. To Amend Article IX, to Create Section 9.2 “Conservation District” and Establish Zoning Standards. To Amend Article X “Supplemental Provisions”, to Create Section 10.4.21 “Convenience Retail and Professional Service Businesses in Conservation Districts” Establishing Use Conditions in District 5. To Amend Article XI, Sections 11.6.1 & 11.6.5(B)(6)B(VIII) “Master-Planned Overlay Areas Form” to Update References. (The purpose of this amendment is to establish a new Ashley River Historic Overlay District sub District 5, allow certain commercial uses as conditional uses in District 5, to amend the Rural Residential Zoning District to adhere to the current ARHOD District 1 standards, and to create a new Rural Conservation Zoning District.)   Adopted 04/03/2017 
17-09 An Ordinance to Supplement the Code of Ordinances, Dorchester County, South Carolina to Add a New Section 38-2, Et. Seq. to Article 1 of Chapter 38 Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places to Provide for the Regulation of Connectivity to Streets and Roadways Under the Jurisdiction of Dorchester County   Adopted 04/03/2017 
17-10 An Ordinance to Amend Dorchester County Zoning and Land Development Standards Ordinance #04-13, as Previously Amended, With Respect to the creation of Article VII, Section 7.13 "Public Institutional District", and to the amendment of Article X, Section 10.4.16 "Public Administration Facilities in Neighborhood Commercial Districts" (The intent of this amendment is to establish a new Public Institutional Zoning District and designate certain use conditions.)   Adopted
04/17/2017 
17-11 An Ordinance to Amend Dorchester County Zoning and Land Development Standards Ordinance #04-13, as Previously Amended, With Respect to Article X, Section 10.4.4 "Manufactured Housing Unit Standards" (The purpose of this amendment is to amend the use conditions for manufactured housing.)   Adopted 04/17/2017 
17-12 An Ordinance Repealing Ordinance #06-21, The South Carolina Model Flood Prevention Ordinance and Adopting the Most Recent "South Carolina Model Flood Prevention Ordinance"   Adopted
04/17/2017 
17-13 An Ordinance Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of a First Amendment to Fee-In-Lieu of Tax Agreement By and Between Scout Boats, Inc. and Dorchester County, Whereby Dorchester County Will Enter into an Amendment to its Existing Fee-In-Lieu of Tax Arrangement with Scout Boats, Inc. Providing for Payment by Scout Boats, Inc. of Certain Fees-In-Lieu of Ad Valorem Taxes; Providing for Special Source Revenue or Infrastructure Improvement Credits; and Other Matters Relating Thereto, as Amended   Adopted 05/01/2017 
17-14 An Ordinance to Provide for the Issuance and Sale of Not Exceeding Forty-Three Million Dollars ($43,000,000) Dorchester County, South Carolina, General Obligation Bonds, Series 2017; to Prescribe the Purposes for which the Proceeds Shall be Expended; to Provide for the Payment Thereof; and Other Matters Relating Thereto (These funds are for Library Facilities and for Parks, Recreational Facilities, and Hiking, Biking, and Pedestrian Trails.)   Adopted 05/15/2017 
17-xx An Ordinance to Provide for the Issuance and Sale of Dorchester County, South Carolina, Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Bonds (Junior Lien), Series 2017 in the Principal Amount of Not Exceeding $2,500,000; to Prescribe the Purposes for which the Proceeds Shall be Expended; to Provide for the Payment Thereof; and Other Matters Relating Thereto   1st Reading
05/01/2017
2nd Reading 05/15/2017 
17-xx An Ordinance to Amend Dorchester County Business License Ordinance Number 90-13, as Previously Amended, With Respect to Section 2: "Definition," - to Define the Term Charitable Organization and to Delete the Interstate Commerce Exemption Within the Definition of Gross Revenue; With Respect to Section 6: "Deductions and Exemptions," - to Amend the Title of the Section to "Deductions, Exemptions, and Charitable Organizations"; With Respect to Section 6: “Deductions and Exemptions,” Subsections 6(A)(1),(4), and (5) - to Delete Each of the Aforementioned Sections as they Reference Specific Exemptions Already Granted Under State Statute and/or Federal Law; With Respect to Section 6: “Deductions and Exemptions,” Subsection 6(A)(3) - to Delete and Replace in Order to Better Define Exemptions to Include Federal Law; with Respect to Section 6: “Deductions and Exemptions," - to Add a New Subsection which Provides Guidance with Regards to Charitable Organizations; With Respect To Section 6: "Deductions and Exemptions," Subsection 6(B) - to Delete the Words "Standard Industrial Classification" and Replace with "North American Industry Classification System"; with Respect to Section 20: "Nightclubs, Cabarets, Taverns, or Other Similar Establishments," Subsection 20(A ) - to Delete the Words "Rate Class 7-5813" and Replace with "NAICS Sector 72 -- Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)"; with Respect to Section 22: "Classification," - To Amend the Title of the Section to "Rate & Classification"; with Respect to Section 22: "Classification," - to Delete References to "SIC" and Replace with "NAICS"; and to Provide for the Inclusion of a New Rate Structure as Contained Therein (The purpose of this amendment is to edit all exclusions and specific references to the SIC code to reference the NAICS code for the purpose of levying Business License fees in Dorchester County.)   1st Reading 05/15/2017 
17-xx An Ordinance to Amend Dorchester County Zoning and Land Development Standards Ordinance Number 04-13, as Previously Amended, with Respect to Article VII, Section 7.8: “CG, General Commercial District,” to Add Density Limits to Multi-Family Residential; with Respect to Article VIII, Section 8.2: “MUC, Mixed Use Community District,” to Remove Multi-Family Residential as a Permitted Use; and with Respect to Article IX, Section 9.1: “AC, Absence of Controls District.” To Change Multi-Family Residential from a Permitted Use to a Special Exception Use (The purpose of this amendment is to limit those districts which allow Use Group 4, Multi-Family Residential and to establish density limits where none is provided.)   1st Reading 05/15/2017 
17-xx An Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, an Ordinance to Make Appropriations for County Government, Educational, and Fire Protection Purposes for Dorchester County for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2017 and Ending June 30, 2018; to Levy Taxes for the Payment Thereof; and to Provide for the Expenditure of Said Taxes and Other Revenues Coming into the County   1st Reading 05/01/2017
2nd Reading 05/15/2017
Public Hearing 05/15/2017 

 

2017 Resolutions

Resolution
Number

Summary

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17-01

A Resolution Identifying Project Gateway and Expressing the Intent of Dorchester County, South Carolina, to Authorize and Enter Into a Fee in Lieu of Property Tax Agreement for Project Gateway, and Other Related Matters, Between Dorchester County, South Carolina and Project Gateway, Pursuant to Title 12, Chapter 44, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as Amended, in Order to Induce Project Gateway to Locate a Project in Dorchester County.

Adopted

01/03/2017

17-02

A Resolution Providing for the Home Garaging of County Vehicles by Designated County Employees

Adopted

01/17/2017

 

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