Action on bills for this update took place at city council’s meeting tonight, Feb. 3.
PASSED on second reading at city council, making the ordinance law
No. 7610 – Zoning – Ordinance rezones a property at the northwest intersection of Washington Street West and 27th Street West in North Charleston from an R-8 district to a C-10 district. “R-8″ is a “high density residential” district and “C-10″ is a “general commercial” district. The property is owned by Mountaineer Gas, is vacant, and is already surrounded by C-10 zones to the south and west. Mountaineer Gas intends to use the property for its new service center. INTRODUCED at city council’s meeting on Jan. 6. APPROVED by Municipal Planning Commission on Jan. 8. APPROVED by Planning Committee on Jan. 27.
No. 7611 – Zoning – Ordinance changes “Family Day Care Facility” and “Family Day Care Adult Facility” uses from an accessory use to a permitted use for R-O zones, which are “residential-office” districts. INTRODUCED at city council’s meeting on Jan. 6. APPROVED by Municipal Planning Commission on Jan. 8. APPROVED by Planning Committee on Jan. 27.
ACTION on previously introduced measures
City Council Committees
INTRODUCED bills on first reading.
ACTIVE remaining bills.
INACTIVE remaining bills.
No. 7598 – Cats – TABLED by council’s Ordinance & Rules Committee on Sept. 9. As written, this ordinance would place restrictions on cat ownership in city limits and other regulations on cats. Introduced by Councilman Cubert Smith. The Ordinance & Rules Committee voted to table the bill after public opposition, instead opting to look for other solutions to the city’s feral cat problem.
No. 7607 – Redistricting – TABLED by council’s Committee on Redistricting on Nov. 13 until the spring. As written, this ordinance would change ward boundaries for all but six of the city’s 21 wards. The committee is also examining other redistricting options as well, including eliminating one ward to create a 20-ward system. However, the committee wants the state Legislature to formally address whether cities can drop wards.
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