Annexation on the agenda again for Florence City Council

August 12, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – The Florence City Council again is expected to defer the matter of an annexation and zoning request for a to-be-built subdivision near the Oakdale community at its August meeting.

Listed on the agenda for today’s meeting provided to the Morning News is Bill No. 2018-20, which is described as an ordinance to annex and zone property along Lake Oakdale. However, beneath the description is a note saying that the item will be deferred by the city council at the request of the petitioners.

Deferring the matter will take a motion, a second and a vote from the city council.

South Florence Developers, the Finklea Law Firm and the Palms Course have petitioned the city for annexation and zoning of eight whole properties and a portion of a ninth. The city planning commission already has approved the recommended zoning of the property. In their recommendation, seven of the properties will be zoned RG-2. The other two will be zoned OSR -- open space recreation -- meaning very little can be done with the land.

The matter has been before the city council at its June and July meetings and was deferred by the council at those meetings.

Also on today’s agenda are requests from three speakers: DeCar Brown, who is the director of operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area, Bryan Braddock, who is the executive director of the House of Hope of the Pee Dee, and Chuck Pope, who is the city’s director of public works.

Brown is expected to give an impact report on the Boys & Girls Club. Braddock is expected to give an annual report on the House of Hope. Pope is expected to recognize participants and coaches in the city recreation department’s athletic programs.

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