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County Council to consider revision of Belvedere, North Augusta fire district boundaries

February 4, 2019

Aiken County Council is scheduled to consider Tuesday the third and final reading of an ordinance that would revise the fire district area boundaries between the Belvedere Fire District and the City of North Augusta.

The panel will meet at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers on the third floor of the Aiken County Government Center.

According to the ordinance, there have been disagreements for a number of years between the Belvedere Fire District and the City of North Augusta about portions of the boundaries of their respective fire service areas and the impact of annexations on those service areas.

Lack of clarity is an issue.

In addition, the agenda states during meetings between the two parties, they reached an agreement about revisions of fire service area maps that are maintained by Aiken County.

County staff members provided assistance during those meetings.

There will be a public hearing on the ordinance before County Council votes on it.

Also on the agenda for Tuesday’s County Council meeting is the first reading of an ordinance, by title only, that would authorize a fee in lieu of tax and incentive agreement between the county and a company identified as “Project Forrest” about a project to expand and/or establish facilities at one or more locations in the county.

In addition, County Council is scheduled to vote on the second reading of an ordinance that would authorize the county to accept the conveyance by deed of property in Graniteville from the Wyatt Realty Investment Opportunity Fund Ltd.

There are two pieces of land in Sage Mill Industrial Park that a portion of Dragon Lair Road runs between.

The county believes relocating that portion of Dragon Lair Road and combining the two pieces of land property for marketing purposes would the property more attractive for economic development projects.

There will be a public hearing on the ordinance before County Council votes on it.

The Government Center is at 1930 University Parkway.

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