Clinton City Council meeting dominated by talk and votes about property
At its March meeting Monday night in the M.S. Bailey Municipal Center Clinton City Council took action to de-annex property – an unheard of action --, to annex a single residential lot and to give a lot to Habitat to Humanity. Council also voted not to approve another annexation request, a rare action that split council’s vote. The de-annexation deals with 16.3 acres in the I-26 Corporate Park next Exit 54. The action will make the property eligible for economic development funding for improvements through Laurens County that the city cannot get. After giving unanimous second and final approval to taking the property from the city limits, council then voted to reduce the city’s zoning map to reflect the property no longer being in the city limits. In another economic development matter, the council voted to annex property at the corner of East Corporate Center Drive and Hwy. 72 (near the entrance to the Hampton Inn & Suites) and then to zone the property general commercial. For details, see the March 9 issue of The Clinton Chronicle.