Speak up if you do not want Industrial Zoning next to residential property!

 A public hearing is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19th at 6:30 at the County Planning Commission meeting at the County Administration Bldg., 101 N Main St., Lancaster.  McClancy Seasoning wishes to expand and is asking for Industrial Zoning.  They are currently a non-conforming use in a residential zoned area since they were there before zoning came to Indian Land. The problem with Industrial zoning lies in the fact that, in the future, the following uses are some of the types of businesses that could operate without any approval necessary:
    Lumber, Logging/Wood Products Mill, Pulp Mill, Livestock Facility, Chemical Plant and  many more.
These operations would affect the residents of Indian Land, and, in particular, the  sub-division of BridgeMill which is adjacent to this area.
We would ask that McClancy be granted an additional variance by the Board of Zoning Appeals to expand their operations without re-zoning to the above mentioned Industrial classification.  This seems fair to all involved as McClancy could move forward with their plans and residents would be assured that no unwanted Industrial-type businesses could come in years from now.
The shape of the Indian Land of tomorrow depends on the decisions made by our County government today.  If this matters to you, make your opinion know by either coming to the meeting tomorrow or sending an email to Penelope Karagounis, Planning Director at pkaragounis@lancastercountysc.net or call 803-285-6005.  Case #RZ-015-009.

Preview Upcoming Meeting 5/21/15

The Indian Land Action Council will meet at 7PM on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Hwy, Indian Land. Annual election of officers  will take place.  All members must have their dues paid in order to vote.

 Brian Carnes, District 7 Councilman and Ron Pappas, District 1 Planning Commissioner will speak about whats happening in Indian Land and Lancaster County – present and future.

Members of the public are welcome.  For information contact Wanda Rosa, President, at 781-248-5268.

 

Update

The ILAC minutes have been posted under the documentation section.  In connection with Gary Holland’s presentation on convenience centers, the following link expands on this. http://www.thelancasternews.com/content/holland-column-convenience-center-sites-%E2%80%93-%E2%80%98serious-crisis%E2%80%99-county

Also,  thank you to all who participated in the Palmetto Pride Clean up – there are still some areas that will be taken care of in the coming week and we appreciate the efforts of all those caring people who have shown their pride in living in Indian Land.

Don’t forget this Thursday, 4/23/15, from 4 to 6 PM, Lancaster County is celebrating its 230th birthday at the historic Courthouse and County Administration Building.  Lots of events are planned, both fun and educational.  Please stop by and have a piece of birthday cake!

 

 

Preview of ILAC Meeting 4/16/2015

The Indian Land Action Council will meet at 7PM on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Hwy, Indian Land.

Lancaster County Probate Judge Sandra Estridge will share facts and tips to avoid pitfalls in going through the probate process. There are many more duties than you may realize to being a probate judge. For newcomers to S.Carolina, you may need to make changes to your will to be in compliance with South Carolina law.

If anyone needs supplies for the Palmetto Pride Clean up scheduled for Saturday, April 18th, vests, gloves and bags will be available at this meeting.

Election of officers is being postponed as we still need nominees.Please consider taking an active role in your community.

Member, John Delfausse will talk about expanding committees to learn more about what goes on in Indian Land. For information contact President, Wanda Rosa at 781-248-5268 or through our web site www.indianlandactioncouncil.com.

Preview of ILAC meeting March 24, 2015

The Indian Land Action Council will meet at 7PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Hwy, Indian Land.  Please note this is not our usual meeting day.  The meetings for the rest of the year will be held on the third Thursday of each month.

 Our “Spotlight on Business” will feature Mr. Jason Hall from Groucho’s Deli on 9931 Charlotte Hwy., Indian Land.
 Representatives from the Department of Health and Environmental Control including the Bureau of Air Quality, the Bureau of Land and Waste Management and other DHEC staff will provide an update on Pressley’s Recycling and discuss ways the Indian Land community can get involved in DHEC’s processes.
There will also be updates on issues affecting Indian Land by local officials. The public is invited to attend.  Membership is $20 per year and only members who have paid their dues will be eligible to vote at the April election of officers.
 A reminder that it’s not too late to get involved with the Palmetto Pride clean-up on Saturday, April 18.  Anyone who wishes to participate or head up their community or church group can contact Wanda Rosa, President at 781-248-5268 or Ken Eisel, Vice-President at 803-431-7290.

Change in tonight’s ILAC meeting!

Unfortunately, Laura Boyce from DHEC will be unable to speak at our meeting tonight.  She has expressed her disappointment and intends to come to our next meeting with lots of good information.

We do have other items to discuss, such as changes to update and amend our by-laws. What are you most interested in learning about; who would you like to see for speakers in the coming year.   This may be a good time to talk about nominations for next year – election of officers and members-at-large  will be in April.

Hope to see you at 7PM at the DelWebb Library!

 

 

 

Up-dates, odds and ends!

The Lancaster County Planning Commission has cancelled it’s meeting and public hearing that was scheduled for tonight.  ILAC sent an e-mail to the Commission regarding the Queensbridge development on Collins Road.  We are requesting the original workshop copy be approved without any changes, other than to clarify the issue concerning the 50′ undisturbed buffer that Gary Holland has been attempting to accomplish for so long.

The Indian Land Action Council is still planning to meet this Thursday at 7PM at the Del Webb Library. We are looking forward to hearing from Rita Vogel, director of the Lancaster County Library system and Laura Boyce from DHEC who will share information about what they do, as well as updating us on the present status of Pressley Recycling.

It may be quite cold so button up and come join us!  Don’t forget that annual dues of $20 are now due.  The public is also invited to attend and hopefully decide to join our group.  The proceeds are donated to local organizations that help our community, e.g.,  $500 to the Belair Food Pantry at the Belair United Methodist Church.  (Thanks to many at Sun City who donate food and money to the Pantry on their own.) ILAC also donated $200 towards equipping the new Lancaster County Sheriff’s sub-station here in Indian Land.

We have heard from some of the sub-divisions around here who want to be  part of the Palmetto Pride Clean-Up scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2015. Thank you for caring!      If you also would like to help, please  contact Wanda Rosa at 781-248-5268 or e-mail offleygood@gmail.com.

 

Preview of Meeting – February 19, 2015

The Indian Land Action Council will meet at 7PM on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Hwy. Indian Land.  Rita Vogel, Director of the Lancaster County Public Library system, will speak to the group to clarify recent issues surrounding the capital project sales tax award and her vision for the future.  Our featured speaker will be Laura Boyce, Public Participation Coordinator, Bureau of Air Quality, with the Department of Health and Environmental Control.  She would like the public to know how we can be involved, by being aware of situations around us that should be brought to DHEC’s attention.  She will also provide information on the status of Pressley Recycling and Southside Metal Recycling.

The public is welcome as our mission is to inform and educate the residents of Indian Land. Membership is $20 per year. We invite you all. For further information contact Wanda Rosa, president at 781-248-5268 or Ken Eisel, vice-president at 803-431-7290.

Election of officers will he held in April.  Anyone wishing to run for office or to become a member-at-large may contact Ken Eisel, VP and Chair of Nominating Committee.

The Palmetto Pride clean-up is scheduled for Saturday,  April 18, 2015.  Anyone who wishes to participate or head up their community or church group can contact Wanda Rosa at offleygood@gmail.com.  We will supply bags, gloves, and safety vests as needed. Please consider helping us in this effort.

 

Carolina Thread Trail -Clean up at 12 Mile Creek – January 10, 2015

In preparation for the opening of the Carolina Thread Trail trailhead at Walnut Creek Park, the Carolina Thread Trail staff has scheduled a Clean Up Day for the trail along the Twelve Mile Creek.  There is a lot of trash in the Twelve Mile Creek near Twelve Mile Creek Bridge and they will be bringing in a dumpster to help with the clean up.  The scheduled clean up day is Saturday, January 10, 2015, 9am to noon.  Volunteers will meet at the Walnut Creek Clubhouse and then walk to the site to clean up.  The Carolina Thread Trail has their group of volunteers but they can use more help, especially adults who would be willing to wear waders to retrieve debris from the creek.  

It may be a little chilly that day, but we are hoping for a good turn-out so we can “get ‘er done”.

The volunteer signup page is:

http://www.carolinathreadtrail.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Preview of Meeting – January 15, 2015

The Indian Land Action Council will resume meetings at the DelWebb Library, 7641 Charlotte Hwy in Indian Land on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7PM.

 We have asked Hal Hiott, Director of Lancaster County Parks and Rec, to speak about the pending request from the City of Lancaster to jointly take over the Pool and Tennis Courts in their City.  Indian Land students do belong to the Swim Team and use the pool.

  Our featured speaker will be Penelope Karagounis, Lancaster County Planning Director.  She will speak about the approved Comprehensive Plan as well as this year’s plan to begin rewriting the UDO(Unified Development Ordinance). Both of these issues should be of interest to all residents of Indian Land as this is our future.

 There will also be updates on various issues affecting our Community. We invite the public to attend.

 We look forward to seeing you there!