The Van Wyck News

Volume 3 Number 11 A Voice for Freedom            5 September 2011
Development in the Panhandle
    The announced topic may be redistricting but the real question is development. County Council sees the central portion of the Panhandle (between Sun City and Rte. 9) as the next great development opportunity. Although the Rte. 521 - Rte. 9 Corridor Study clearly says that no development should occur in this area until the Dave Lyle Extension is built to relieve traffic congestion, Council is literally drooling at the thought of all those uncut trees. Indian Land should extend, in the mind of Council, from the North Carolina border all the way to Route 9 without interruption.  There is no reason to think that the past practices of patchwork zoning, closed sessions and special meetings leading to unpleasant surprises that have caused so much trouble in Indian Land will not continue or that the result will be any different.
Redistricting Meetings:
Make Your Voice Heard
    Redistricting in the panhandle area from the  North Carolina line to Rte. 9 is largely a question of where to put Sun City. The total population of the ares is about 21,500 people, enough to justify two Cointy Council districts. The area is urban in the north and rural in the south; logic would say that the two areas have vastly different needs; they should have different Council representatives. The law requires, however, that the two Council districts contain the same number of people within 2%. When the lines are actually drawn on a map so that the populations of the two districts are the same, the line goes through Sun City. It is possible to put Sun City in the northern (urban) district where logic says it belongs, the southern district, or to divide it into two sections. The first and third of these alternatives will have Councilman McCullough representing the urban (northern) district, while the middle alternative will have him representing the rural (southern) district. County Council has selected putting Sun City in with the southern district as its preferred redistricting map.
    Public hearings will be held beginning Thursday 8 September and continuing through the following week as below:
Thursday 8 September 2011 at 6:30 - 7:30 PM at the Indian Land Recreation center, 8286 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, SC 29707
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 -  12 Noon until 1:00 p.m., at the Buford Recreation Center, 4073 Hurley Walters Road, Lancaster, SC 29720 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 5:30 p.m.  to 6:30 p.m., at the Andrew Jackson Recreation Center, 6354 North Matson Street, Kershaw, South Carolina, 29067

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, SC 29707

Thursday, September 15, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Lancaster County Administration Building, Council Chambers 101 N. Main Street, Lancaster, SC 29720

Friday, September 16, 2011 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Lancaster County Administration  Building, Council Chambers, 101 N. Main Street, Lancaster, SC 29720
Monday, September 26, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. at the Lancaster County Council Meeting, Lancaster County Administration Building, Council Chambers, 101 N. Main Street, Lancaster SC 29720
Fall Festival and Car Show
The Van Wyck Mining Company
    The Van Wyck Fall Festival and Car Show will be held on Saturday 10 September 2011 from 10 AM - 4 PM at the Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road. Always a fun time for families, the Festival will feature music, food, crafts and many activities for children including the Mining Company (above) as well as a first class car show that attracts vehicles from all over the area.   Brochure     

Trinity Bluegrass  

Feeding the Hungry
Donations to Lancaster County food programs have fallen off recently. The recession increases the number of people facing hunger and the need for food.  The Van Wyck Press is happy to transport food to the agencies serving the needy in Lancaster.  If you have food that you would like to donate and would like us to transport it for you, let me know.

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