Final reading on IL fire district Tuesday

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By Chris Sardelli

After months of discussion and planning, Lancaster County Council will hear public comments and final reading on a proposed Indian Land Fire Protection District when it meets Tuesday night. 

Council has already unanimously approved two readings of the ordinance, which if approved would establish funding for an Indian Land fire protection district through rates and charges, and would also repeal the special tax districts in Sun City Carolina Lakes, Edenmoor and Belair. 

Council decided to move forward with the ordinance after an overwhelming majority of Indian Land residents recently voted to approve the proposed district. 

Council may also reconsider second reading of an ordinance to rezone a tract of land along Collins Road in Indian Land, which council decided to table at its Jan. 25 meeting until it had more information about plans for the development. 

York Development Group, which is developing land at the former Roy Hardin Park for a future commercial development, is requesting the rezoning of 9.99 acres of land, from residential to a B-3 commercial district. 

The development group has plans to build a Publix grocery store on the tract of land. 

Grass-roots organization Friends of Indian Land will hold a special presentation at 5 p.m., before council’s meeting. 

The group will update council on the status of concrete companies in the Panhandle. The presentation was rescheduled from last week’s council meeting.  

Council will also hear updates about the historic and new courthouse projects, as well as the county’s new strategic plan. 

There will also be a closed door executive session at the end of Tuesday’s meeting, where county attorney Frannie Heizer will discuss Edgewater. 

Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and last Tuesday of each month in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101. N. Main St. The meetings are  open to the public. 


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