July General Session Agenda 7-20-15

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FINAL AGENDA

 

 

SPARTANBURG COUNTY COUNCIL

EXECUTIVE SESSION

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

3:30 P.M.

CONFERENCE ROOM TWO

COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING

I. Call to Order………………………………Honorable Jeff Horton, Chairman

 

 

II. Executive Session to discuss five (5) legal matters and two (2) contractual matters.

III. Adjourn


SPARTANBURG COUNTY COUNCIL

GENERAL SESSION

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

4:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING

I. Call to Order………………………………Honorable Jeff Horton, Chairman

II. Items requiring a vote following Executive Session.

III. Receive information and take desired action regarding various Boards and

Commissions:

A. Behavior Health Commission

B. Board of Assessment Appeals

C. Health Services District Board

D. Hobbysville Fire District Board

E. Piedmont Community Actions, Inc. Board of Trustees

IV. Receive information and take desired action in reference to election of the Chairman of the Water and Sewer Advisory Committee in accordance with Ordinances 486, 490, and 620. (Ms. Katherine O’Neill, County Administrator, to present) – (Action Requested: Elect Chairman)

V. Receive information and take desired action in reference to a Resolution abolishing the Landrum Community Fire Service Area of Spartanburg County as a result of the creation of a Special Purpose District known as the Landrum Fire and Rescue District by the South Carolina General Assembly. (Action Requested: Adopt Resolution)

VI. Adjourn


AGENDA

ECONOMIC RECRUITMENT AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

SPARTANBURG COUNTY COUNCIL

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING

I. Call to Order- Hon. David Britt, Chairman

Hon. Michael Brown, Member

Hon. Roger Nutt, Member

II. Matters before Committee:

A. Receive information in reference to “Connected Spartanburg.” (Mr. Jim Stritzinger, Executive Director, Connect South Carolina; and Mr. Allen Smith, President, Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce, to present)

B. Receive information and take desired action in reference to a Resolution authorizing, under certain conditions, the execution and delivery by Spartanburg County, South Carolina of an Inducement Agreement with Apollo 17, LLC with respect to an industrial project in the County whereby the project would be subject to payment of certain fees in lieu of taxes; and whereby Apollo 17, LLC will be provided certain credits against fee payments in reimbursement of investment in related qualified infrastructure, and providing for related matters. (Mr. Carter Smith, Economic Futures Group, and Adam Artigliere, McNair Law Firm, to present) – (Action Requested: Adopt Resolution)

C. Receive information and take desired action in reference to an Ordinance authorizing the execution and delivery of a Fee in Lieu of Tax Agreement by and between Spartanburg County, South Carolina and Apollo 17, LLC with respect to certain economic development property in the County, whereby such property will be subject to certain payments in lieu of taxes, including the provision of certain special source credits; and other matters related thereto. (Mr. Carter Smith, Economic Futures Group, and Adam Artigliere, McNair Law Firm, to present) – (Action Requested: Render first reading to Ordinance)

D. Receive information and take desired action in reference to a Resolution authorizing the execution and delivery of an Inducement and Millage Rate Agreement by and between Spartanburg County, South Carolina and Project EMU, whereby under certain conditions, Spartanburg County will execute a fee in lieu of tax agreement for a project involving not less than ten million dollars ($10,000,000) investment and Spartanburg County will provide special source tax credits. (Mr. Carter Smith, Economic Futures Group, to present) – (Action Requested: Adopt Resolution)

E. Receive information and take desired action in reference to a Resolution authorizing, under certain conditions, the execution and delivery by Spartanburg County, South Carolina of a Fee in Lieu of Taxes Agreement with Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC with respect to an industrial project in the County whereby the project would be subject to payment of certain fees in lieu of taxes; and providing for related matters. (Mr. Carter Smith, Economic Futures Group, and Mr. Chuck Verdin, Nelson Mullins, to present) – (Action Requested: Adopt Resolution)

F. Receive information and take desired action in reference to an Ordinance authorizing the execution and delivery of a Fee in Lieu of Tax Agreement by and between Spartanburg County, South Carolina and Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC with respect to certain economic development property in the County, whereby such property will be subject to certain payments in lieu of taxes; and other matters related thereto. (Mr. Carter Smith, Economic Futures Group, and Mr. Chuck Verdin, Nelson Mullins, to present) – (Action Requested: Render first reading to Ordinance)

III. Other

IV. Adjourn


AGENDA

PUBLIC HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

SPARTANBURG COUNTY COUNCIL

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING

I. Call to Order - Hon. Justin Bradley, Chairman

Hon. Michael Brown, Member

Hon. Bob Walker, Member

 

II. Matters before Committee:

 

No items scheduled.

III. Other

 

IV. Adjourn

 

 


AGENDA

PERSONNEL and FINANCE COMMITTEE

SPARTANBURG COUNTY COUNCIL

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING

 

 

I. Call to Order- Hon. Bob Walker, Chairman

Hon. Jeff Horton, Member

Hon. Jane Hall, Member

II. Matters before Committee:

A. Receive information and take desired action in reference to outstanding Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee Recommendations for Fiscal Year 2016. (Mr. Bill Mayrose, Chairman, Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee, to present)

B. Receive information and take desired action in reference to an Ordinance governing the establishment of an Employee Grievance Committee and appointment of members to such committee. (Ms. Katherine O’Neill, County Administrator, to present) – (Action Requested: Render first reading to Ordinance)

C. Receive updated financial data and personnel vacancy report.

III. Other

 

 

IV. Adjourn


AGENDA

LIVABILITY COMMITTEE

SPARTANBURG COUNTY COUNCIL

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING

 

 

I. Call to Order- Hon. Jane Hall, Chairman

Hon. David Britt, Member

Hon. Michael Brown, Member

 

 

II. Matters before Committee:

 

A. Receive information and take desired action in reference to an amendment to the preliminary plan for the renovation of Chesnee Park in order to reduce the project cost and increase the park’s functionality. (Mr. Jim Campbell, Interim Director, Parks Department, to present) - (Action Requested: Adopt Resolution)

B. Receive as information the activities of the Parks Department.

III. Other

 

 

IV. Adjourn

 

 

 


AGENDA

PUBLIC SAFETY and JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SPARTANBURG COUNTY COUNCIL

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING

 

 

I. Call to Order- Hon. Michael Brown, Chairman

Hon. Roger Nutt, Member

Hon. Bob Walker, Member

 

 

II. Matters before Committee:

 

A. Receive information and take desired action in reference to a Resolution ratifying a Mutual Aid Agreement between the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office. (Sheriff Chuck Wright to present) - (Action Requested: Approval of Mutual Aid Agreement)

B. Receive information and take desired action in reference to an Uncodified Ordinance to grant a Utility Easement to Duke Energy Carolinas LLC to extend existing lighting and power service to serve additional facilities associated with the Spartanburg County Emergency Services Academy. (Mr. Jim Hipp, Deputy County Administrator, to present) – (Action Requested: Render first reading to Ordinance)

C. Receive information regarding activities of Building Codes Department.

 

 

III. Other

 

 

IV. Adjourn

AGENDA

LAND USE COMMITTEE

SPARTANBURG COUNTY COUNCIL

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING

 

I. Call to Order- Hon. Jeff Horton, Chairman

Hon. Jane Hall, Member

Hon. Justin Bradley, Member

 

II. Matters before Committee

A. Receive Planning Department Reports on Development Activity.

 

 

III. Other

 

 

V. Adjourn

 

 


 

AGENDA

PUBLIC WORKS, BUILDINGS & GROUNDS COMMITTEE

SPARTANBURG COUNTY COUNCIL

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING

 

 

I. Call to Order- Hon. Roger Nutt, Chairman

Hon. David Britt, Member

Hon. Justin Bradley, Member

 

 

II. Matters before Committee:

 

A. Receive information and take desired action in reference to a request for funding from the Steve Belue Fund. (Mr. Jim Hipp, Deputy County Administrator, to present) – (Action Requested: Approve Request)

B. Receive information regarding activities of Public Works Department.

 

 

III. Other

 

 

IV. Adjourn

 

 

 


 

MAIN AGENDA

County Council Meeting

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015, 5:30 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, SPARTANBURG, SC

 

 

1. Call to Order.................…................…....... Honorable Jeff Horton, Chairman

Invocation……………………………………………... Chaplain Amos Durham

Pledge of Allegiance

2. Presentations:

No items scheduled.

 

3. Employee Recognition…………...… Katherine O’Neill, County Administrator

4. Conduct Public Hearings Pertaining to the Following:

A. To consider an Ordinance authorizing and approving (1) development of a Joint County Industrial and Business Park pursuant to Section 4-1-170 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976, as amended, in conjunction with Cherokee County (the “Park”), such park to be, at the time of its initial development, geographically located in Cherokee County and to include certain property owned and/or operated by the Timken Company, a company previously identified as Project Paper or one of more of its affiliates or other related companies; (2) the execution and delivery of a written park agreement with Cherokee County as to the requirement of payments of fee in lieu of ad valorem taxes with respect to park property and the sharing of the revenues and expenses of the park; (3) the distribution of revenues from the park within Spartanburg County; and (4) other matters related thereto.

B. To consider an Ordinance to amend the agreement for development for Joint County Industrial Park by and between Spartanburg County and Cherokee County, South Carolina, so as to include additional property in Spartanburg County as part of the Joint County Industrial Park, and other matters relating thereto. (Berrang, Inc.; Mairec Precious Metals U.S., Inc.; and Rite Aid of Georgia, Inc. and Flatwood Farms I, LLC)

C. To consider an Uncodified Ordinance to grant a Right-Of-Way Easement for installing utilities at Holston Creek Park to Duke Energy Carolinas.

D. To consider an Application for Special Public Event Exclusion from the Noise Ordinance requested by Greer Dragway from 4:00 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, August 8, 2015 and Saturday, August 22, 2015 for a drag race at 1792 Dragway Road, Greer.

5. Committee Reports:

(Committee Meetings to be held at 4:00 p.m.)

ECONOMIC RECRUITMENT and DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Hon. David Britt, Chairman

A. Receive information in reference to “Connected Spartanburg.”

B. Receive information and take desired action in reference to a Resolution authorizing, under certain conditions, the execution and delivery by Spartanburg County, South Carolina of an Inducement Agreement with Apollo 17, LLC with respect to an industrial project in the County whereby the project would be subject to payment of certain fees in lieu of taxes; and whereby Apollo 17, LLC will be provided certain credits against fee payments in reimbursement of investment in related qualified infrastructure, and providing for related matters. (Action Requested: Adopt Resolution)

C. Receive information and take desired action in reference to an Ordinance authorizing the execution and delivery of a Fee in Lieu of Tax Agreement by and between Spartanburg County, South Carolina and Apollo 17, LLC with respect to certain economic development property in the County, whereby such property will be subject to certain payments in lieu of taxes, including the provision of certain special source credits; and other matters related thereto. (Action Requested: Render first reading to Ordinance)

D. Receive information and take desired action in reference to a Resolution authorizing the execution and delivery of an Inducement and Millage Rate Agreement by and between Spartanburg County, South Carolina and Project EMU, whereby under certain conditions, Spartanburg County will execute a fee in lieu of tax agreement for a project involving not less than ten million dollars ($10,000,000) investment and Spartanburg County will provide special source tax credits. (Mr. Carter Smith, Economic Futures Group, to present) – (Action Requested: Adopt Resolution)

E. Receive information and take desired action in reference to a Resolution authorizing, under certain conditions, the execution and delivery by Spartanburg County, South Carolina of a Fee in Lieu of Taxes Agreement with Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC with respect to an industrial project in the County whereby the project would be subject to payment of certain fees in lieu of taxes; and providing for related matters. (Action Requested: Adopt Resolution)

F. Receive information and take desired action in reference to an Ordinance authorizing the execution and delivery of a Fee in Lieu of Tax Agreement by and between Spartanburg County, South Carolina and Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC with respect to certain economic development property in the County, whereby such property will be subject to certain payments in lieu of taxes; and other matters related thereto. (Action Requested: Render first reading to Ordinance)

PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

Hon. Justin Bradley, Chairman

No items scheduled.

PERSONNEL and FINANCE COMMITTEE - Hon. Bob Walker, Chairman

 

A. Receive information and take desired action in reference to outstanding Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee Recommendations for Fiscal Year 2016.

B. Receive information and take desired action in reference to an Ordinance governing the establishment of an Employee Grievance Committee and appointment of members to such committee. (Action Requested: Render first reading to Ordinance)

C. Receive updated financial data and personnel vacancy report.

LIVABILITY COMMITTEE - Hon. Jane Hall, Chairman

 

A. Receive information and take desired action in reference to an amendment to the preliminary plan for the renovation of Chesnee Park in order to reduce the project cost and increase the park’s functionality. (Action Requested: Adopt Resolution)

B. Receive as information the activities of the Parks Department.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

Hon. Michael Brown, Chairman

 

A. Receive information and take desired action in reference to a Resolution ratifying a Mutual Aid Agreement between the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office. (Action Requested: Approval of Mutual Aid Agreement)

B. Receive information and take desired action in reference to an Uncodified Ordinance to grant a Utility Easement to Duke Energy Carolinas LLC to extend existing lighting and power service to serve additional facilities associated with the Spartanburg County Emergency Services Academy. (Action Requested: Render first reading to Ordinance)

C. Receive information regarding activities of Building Codes Department.

LAND USE COMMITTEE - Hon. Jeff Horton, Chairman

 

A. Receive Planning Department Reports on Development Activity.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS, BUILDINGS and GROUNDS COMMITTEE

Hon. Roger Nutt, Chairman

 

A. Receive information and take desired action in reference to a request for funding from the Steve Belue Fund. (Action Requested: Approve Request)

B. Receive information regarding activities of Public Works Department.

 

 

6. Public Comment Period

7. Old Business:

A. Render third reading to an Ordinance authorizing pursuant to Chapter 44 of Title 12, South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, as amended, the execution and delivery of a fee agreement between Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Rite Aid of Georgia, Inc. and Flatwood Farms I, LLC; the application of an infrastructure credit to fee-in-lieu of tax payments;; and matters relating thereto.

B. Render third reading to an Ordinance authorizing the execution and delivery of a Special Source Credit Agreement between Spartanburg County, South Carolina and Berrang, Inc.; and other matters relating thereto including, without limitation, authorization of a Special Source Credit.

C. Render third reading to an Ordinance authorizing the execution and delivery of a FILOT (Fee In Lieu Of Tax Agreement) by and between Spartanburg County, South Carolina and (Mairec Precious Metals U.S., Inc. (Project Kickoff) with respect to certain economic development property in the County, whereby such property will be subject to certain payments in lieu of taxes, including the provision of certain Special Source Credits; and other matters related thereto.

D. Render second reading to an Ordinance authorizing and approving (1) development of a Joint County Industrial and Business Park pursuant to Section 4-1-170 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976, as amended, in conjunction with Cherokee County (the “Park”), such park to be, at the time of its initial development, geographically located in Cherokee County and to include certain property owned and/or operated by the Timken Company, a company previously identified as Project Paper or one of more of its affiliates or other related companies; (2) the execution and delivery of a written park agreement with Cherokee County as to the requirement of payments of fee in lieu of ad valorem taxes with respect to park property and the sharing of the revenues and expenses of the park; (3) the distribution of revenues from the park within Spartanburg County; and (4) other matters related thereto.

E. Render second reading to an Ordinance to amend the agreement for development for Joint County Industrial Park by and between Spartanburg County and Cherokee County, South Carolina, so as to include additional property in Spartanburg County as part of the Joint County Industrial Park, and other matters relating thereto. (Berrang, Inc.; Mairec Precious Metals U.S., Inc.; and Rite Aid of Georgia, Inc. and Flatwood Farms I, LLC)

F. Render second reading to an Uncodified Ordinance to grant a Right-Of-Way Easement for installing utilities at Holston Creek Park to Duke Energy Carolinas.

8. New Business:

A. Consider an Application for Special Public Event Exclusion from the Noise Ordinance requested by Greer Dragway from 4:00 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, August 8, 2015 and Saturday, August 22, 2015 for a drag race at 1792 Dragway Road, Greer.

 

 

9. Reading and approval of resolutions, ordinances, agreements, petitions, and other documents for the financing of certain industrial facilities through the issuance of Spartanburg County, industrial development or similar bonds or notes, or Fee-In-Lieu of Tax (FILOT) agreements.

 

 

10. Miscellaneous Council/Administrative Matters and Budget Amendment Resolutions.

 

A. Budget Amendment Resolutions if needed.

General Fund

Road Maintenance Fee Fund

Storm Water Management Fund

Solid Waste Management Fund

Fleet Services Fund

Forfeited Gambling Fund

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Fund

Drug Enforcement Fund

Special Revenue Fund

Facilities Maintenance Fund

Sheriff Federal Sharing Fund

Public Defender 7th Circuit Fund

Community Development Fund

Methane Fund

Detention Facility Fund

C/P Roads State Grants

911 Phone System Fund

Information Technologies Fund

Spartanburg Parks Fund

Hospitality Tax Fund

Insurance Fund

Victim Assistance Fund

Workforce Investment Board Fund

CIP Fund

Technical College Fund

Charles Lea Center Fund

Library System Fund

Debt Service Fund

 

11. Approval of Minutes: June 15, 2015 (Regular Meeting)

June 29, 2015 (Special Meeting)

 

 

12. Adjourn


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