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Shelby County Fiscal Court: County joins Simpsonville for Buck Creek hearing

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Parcel on Buck Creek is targeted

By Lisa King

Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a resolution Tuesday to ask the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission to hold a public hearing for an amendment to zoning regulations to include a portion of Buck Creek Road in a proposed design overlay district in Simpsonville.

Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said that move is necessary because there is one parcel on Buck Creek that is not technically in Simpsonville’s city limits.

“The city of Simpsonville is considering an overlay district, which is very similar to what the county did on Frankfort Road a couple of years ago,” he said. “It’s to put building design standards in place so that if a parcel of property is developed, that it will meet the aesthetic value of the community. [Simpsonville] Mayor [Steve] Eden and I had spoken that there was one parcel that was identified as being in the unincorporated portion of Shelby County on Buck Creek Road, and he asked me to ask fiscal court to consider including that.’

Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke said that in that addition to the parcel that Rothenburger mentioned, which is near the flea market in Simpsonville – he doesn’t know the owner’s name – the resolution also would address a few additional properties near I-64 in Simpsonville, which are outside the city limits, he said.

Fiscal court in 2010 had approved a Building Exterior Quality Design Overlay District along Frankfort Road, from Marshall Mobile Home Park to Shelby County High School.

 

Updated training

Magistrates also approved spending $3,500 to pay Priority 1 Inc., a Virginia-based company that specializes in providing services for government entities, to provide training for county employees to update them on current employment harassment training. Shelby County Human Resources Director Gail Renfro told magistrates this training is held every couple of years or so.

Magistrate Tony Carriss asked Renfro if the company also could include other types of training, such as customer-service training, and Renfro said she would look into that possibility.

 

Also at the meeting, magistrates:

§       Approved a second reading for an ordinance relating to the reapportionment of magisterial voting districts in Shelby County.

§       Appointed Albert Turner as part-time solid-waste laborer/CDL driver at the rate of $11 per hour and Robert Woods as part-time solid waste laborer at $10 per hour.