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Government

  • County adds vaping to its ban on smoking

    Lancaster County’s smoking ordinance will be updated to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in public places where traditional smoking was already banned.     
    “We didn’t have this [vaping] when we put together the smoking ordinance,” said Lancaster County Councilman Larry Honeycutt.
    County Council unanimously passed the first of three required readings April 29 that adds vaping to the smoking ban.    
    “I’m glad…. You hear so much about it,” said Councilwoman Charlene McGriff.

  • It's Official 5-15-19

    S.C. Silver-Haired Legislature to meet May 15
    The Catawba Caucus of the S.C. Silver-Haired Legislature meets at 10:30 a.m. May 15 at Highland Park Senior Center, 917 Standard St., Rock Hill. The caucus, which serves Chester, Lancaster, Union and York counties, is looking for local volunteers. Meetings are open to the public. For details, call Pat Kelley, (803) 327-0250, or Barbara Bugg, (803) 684-9288.
    Community Relations Commission meets

  • Mega-sports complex at Lennar subdivision?

    Lancaster County officials have begun preliminary talks with homebuilder Lennar Carolinas about buying 80-plus acres in the company’s planned subdivision 2 miles north of Lancaster as a site for the proposed mega-sports complex.
    “We are in discussions and negotiations, but it is contingent on Lennar’s being able to close on the property and going ahead with their project,” said Lancaster County Council Chairman Steve Harper.

  • It's Official 5-8-19

    County Trail Advisory Committee meets May 8

  • It's Official 5-1-19

    County planners hold work session
    The Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a work session at 5 p.m. May 2 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    Fire Commission meets May 2
    The Lancaster County Fire Commission meets at 7 p.m. May 2 at the Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place, Lancaster.
    County Democratic Party meets May 2

  • Planning Commission nixes IL subdivision

    The preliminary subdivision plat for the proposed Patterson Preserve along Harrisburg and Barberville roads in Indian Land did not receive approval last week from the Lancaster County Planning Commission.
    The proposed development would turn more than 100 acres of open and wooded land, with several streams and wetlands, into 181 lots for single-family homes.
    Several commission members were concerned that the subdivision does not comply with the Cluster Subdivision Overlay District.

  • County hires new planning director

    Lancaster County’s new planning director reported to his first day of work April 15.
    Rox Burhans comes from Indian Trail, N.C., where he has served as planning director since November 2011.
    Burhans said with the help of a strong and talented team there, he managed major rewrites of the town’s comprehensive plan and unified development ordinance, which developed better tools to respond to the high level of growth in the area.

  • It's Official 4-24-19

    Republican Party convention April 25
    The Lancaster County Republican Party will host its convention at 7 p.m. April 25 at Mike Williams Builders, 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster.
    All precinct reorganization members must attend to elect leadership and delegates to the state party.
    The meeting is open to the public. Congressman Ralph Norman will speak.
    For details, call (954) 821-4203.
    County Tax Advisory Committee meets

  • It's Official: April 17, 2019

    IL fire district board to meet April 17
    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Board meets at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Indian Land Fire Station, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land. Topics include year-to-date labor costs and revised budget for 2019-20.

    Community Relations Commission meets
    The Lancaster County Community Relations Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. April 18 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

  • It's Official: April 10, 2019

    Lancaster County wins budget award
    Lancaster County received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The award reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.