Council to Form Indian Land Fire District, Impose New $350,000 Tax
Advisory Referendum 18 Jan 2011
At its 26 October meeting County Council adopted a proposal of the
Indian Land Action Council and began the process that will, if
completed, dismantle existing special tax districts in Sun City, Belair
and Edenmoor and implement a new Indian Land Fire District. The
ordinance will also impose a tax of $75 per year per dwelling and
2500 square feet occupied by a business for all dwellings and
businesses in the new Indian Land Fire District. Read the entire story
Department Rating Improves
If you live in the Indian Land
Fire District and wish to avoid this tax you can:
County Councilman Larry McCullough at 803-802-5888.
the Public Hearing on 30 November 2010, 6 PM, at the County Office
the Advisory Referendum on 18 January 2011 at your regular polling
the Public Hearing on 25 January 2011,
6 PM at the County Office
know if you live in the Indian Land Fire District? Call the
County Assessor's Office to find out at 803-285-6964
Rates to Decrease
The Insurance Service Rating (ISO) of Lancaster
County Fire Departments has been reduced to 6.0, which should result in
lower fire insurance premiums for many residents. This improvement in
rating (lower is better for ISO ratings) is the result of a lot of hard
work by the Lancaster County Fire Service and the local fire
departments throughout the county, nearly all of whom are
volunteers. We owe these people our thanks for the job that they do,
donating often hundreds of hours each year to training and
firefighting. These local fire departments are supported by the county
with fire trucks and some funds for fuel and equipment, but are
responsible for raising some of the money required to operate
themselves. The next time your volunteer fire department is
having a fundraiser, think of the fact that their hard work is saving
you cash money and treat them generously.
County Crimes Mapped
The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has started putting crimes
committed in Lancaster County on an internet accessible map. To access
this information go to mapnimbus.com
and enter as the address Del Webb Library, Fort Mill, SC
29715. Crime icons appear on the map for a user input time
frame. It is necessary to click on the crime icon and view a
pop up window to find the nature of the crime.
County Rezones Area
The County has agreed to rezone a portion of
Steele Hill Road in Downtown Van
Wyck to permit the new Trinity Baptist Church to relocate there. The
first reading of an ordinance to change the zoning of the area from
I-2, Heavy Industry, to B-1. Limited Commercial was held on 9 November
with final approval expected in January.
Officers were nominated
for two year terms as follows: President: Ollie Bass, Vice President:
Dennis Wiese, Secretary: Eloise Williams; Treasurer: Linda Vaughn.
Officers will be elected at the December meeting to be held
at the Community Center at 6 PM. Note the earlier time. The Community
Center will be decorated for Christmas after the meeting.
Sale Saturday 20 November - 9 AM - 1 PM
Parade: 11 December - Noon Route
Lighting of the Way - 12 December
Valentines and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner - 14 February 2011.
this time of year many stores offer frozen turkeys at very low prices.
If you are in a position to purchase one or more of these turkeys and
donate if to the Greater New Hope Soup Kitchen, corner of Gay and
Ferguson Streets, Lancaster it would be greatly appreciated.
GNHSK is serving 1500 dinners per month to people who would
otherwise go hungry. The Van Wyck Press would be happy to
transport the turkeys or other food to GNHSK if that would make things
easier for you. Send me mail to make arrangements.
Party a Success
The Halloween Party held on 30 October at the
Community Center was a smashing success with a large number of children
and parents playing games and collecting candy. The pictures tell the