Riverside Road rezoning issue on County Council's agenda

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By Jenny Hartley

County Council will vote on second reading to approve rezoning heavy industrial property to residential at Monday night's meeting.

Council approved first reading of the rezoning at its last meeting. Some council members believe that the county needs for the property to remain industrial to attract new manufacturing jobs to the county, while others believe that a new residential development will bring new life to the northern part of Riverside Road.

LGI Group wants to develop almost 2,000 acres for homes. Council will also consider second reading of a development agreement with LGI Group at the meeting.

Council will vote on resolutions to fund the Lancaster Youth Council 2008 Conference on Substance Abuse, and to fund work on Bevel Lane in Heath Springs. Council members will also vote to draft animal control ordinance revisions.

Ordinance readings include a development agreement between the county and Greenwood Development Corp. for the Liberty Hill Farms development along the Catawba River; and first readings to approve incentives for Metso Power and PCI Group Inc.

Discussion items on the agenda include a law enforcement memorial and an emergency management grant.

Council will start Monday's meeting at 5:45 p.m. with a closed-door session to discuss a legal issue. The regular meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Monday's meeting will also end with a closed session to discuss personnel, contractual and economic development matters.

Council meets in chambers on the second floor of the County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. For details, call 285-1565.