County rezones land at Bennetts Point

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By Vicki Brown

On May 3rd, Colleton County Council voted to authorize the rezoning of a 4.3-acre parcel of land at Bennett’s Point. Originally identified as community commercial property, it will now be zoned Rural Conservation.

County Council has the legal authority to periodically amend the official county zoning ordinance and maps.

The applicant who asked the Colleton County Planning Commission for the rezoning did so to ensure that the property’s character and use would be preserved, according to county officials. The new rezoning would serve to maintain Bennett’s Point’s rural setting, according to the planning commission’s vote.

Council also voted unanimously to approve the new zoning.

In other Colleton County Council business:

Contract awarded

A contract was awarded in accordance with bids for the installation of a Fleet Maintenance bay door replacement. The county recently advertised a request for bids to install and replace a bay door at Fleet Maintenance. Three bids were received. According to officials, Contract Building Systems, LLC met all of the requirements of the bid and was the lowest bidder. Staff reviewed the bids, and recommended the contract be awarded to Contract Building Systems, LLC in the amount of $143,174.00. Funding for this project is available in the Capital Fund – Fund 115. Work will begin pending approval by Kevin Griffin, county administrator, and the county attorney.

Board vacancies

The Colleton County Library Board of Trustees had three vacancies which were filled at the May 3rd council meeting. Lonnie David Martin, Jr., Vennie Mitchell, and Celeste Stone will now serve in those positions.

The Colleton County Keep Colleton Beautiful Board has five vacancies, with only one being filled by Jaqueline Harvey-Brown.

The Colleton County Resource and Development Board has one vacancy.

The Colleton County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs has one vacancy.

The Colleton County Planning Commission has two vacancies.

The Edisto River Canoe & Kayak Trail Committee has one vacancy.

The Colleton County Board of Assessment Appeals has one vacancy.

Colleton residents who are interested in serving on any of these local commissions or boards are asked to contact Colleton County Council members or the county’s Clerk to Council, by calling 843-549-5221.

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