• Sumter County Council's July 9, 2024, meeting

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    Sumter County Council Tuesday evening dealt with land use matters and more during its regular meeting.
    Sumter City-County Planning Director Helen Roodman spoke first about a request to rezone a .98-acre portion of property at 1290 Peach Orchard Road from Agricultural Conservation (AC) to General Commercial (GC).
    First reading was approved.
    She then spoke about a request to rezone one parcel of land totaling 1.05-acres at 585 N. Kings Highway from Residential-15 (R-15) to Agricultural Conservation (AC).
    First reading was approved.
    She then spoke about a request to rezone a 31.76-acre parcel at 3200 Byrd Street from Residential-9 (R-9) to Agricultural Conservation (AC).
    First reading was approved.
    Roodman then spoke about a request to amend Conditional Use and AC District corrections/updates for Ordinance 24-1007 of the Sumter County Zoning & Development Standards Ordinance to make needed corrections and updates pertaining to Conditional Use, Special Exception and Agricultural Conservation (AC) Zoning District requirements.
    Councilman Artie Baker proposed an amendment to delete the 10 ft. separation criteria between a residential accessory structure and the principal dwelling. Building separation standards would be dictated by Building Code.
    Baker’s amendment was agreed upon.
    During a Public Hearing, no one spoke.
    Second reading was approved.
    Roodman then spoke about a request to rezone a .32-acre portion of property at 1181 N. Pike W. from Residential-9 (R-9) to General Commercial (GC).
    Third reading was approved.
    Sumter County Attorney Johnathan Bryan then spoke about an ordinance to approve a water utility easement on property adjacent to Broad Street.
    First reading was approved.
    A discussion ensued about Robert’s Rules of Order.
    Sumter County Administrator Gary Mixon reported that the County’s website is being updated even as a new website is in the works.
    During Public Comments, a Wedgefield resident advocated for increased law enforcement presence. Three residents advocated for rural roads and one resident asked about Public Works equipment.
    The meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m.