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The town of Port Royal has released updated agendas for meetings Wednesday night. Previously planned was a public hearing and final vote on the development agreement between the town and the S.C. State Ports Authority and rezoning 132 and 134 Johnny Morrall Circle.
Ordinance revisions regulating registration of rental properties and ownership of chickens within town boundaries have also been added.
Council meets 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 700 Paris Ave., for the public hearing. The voting meeting will immediately follow.
A proposed development agreement for the Port of Port Royal is on the town council agenda to be discussed and voted on during January.
Public hearings are scheduled for the work session Wednesday and Jan 9. A second and final vote on the agreement with the S.C. State Ports Authority is expected Jan. 9.
The first vote was Dec. 12, and you can read more about it at New Port of Port Royal property agreement considered.
Port Royal resident Jane Abrams said during Wednesday night’s town council meeting that she and some neighbors want to help clean up the Port of Port Royal.
The S.C. State Ports Authority owns the downtown waterfront property and has been attempting to sell it since 2006. This fall, it hired The Greenery to clear out some of the brush from open areas inside the property to make the area more attractive to potential buyers.
But Abrams said the scope of the work was not large enough to benefit neighbors on Madrid Avenue near 9th and 10 streets. She and a few other volunteers are willing to clear brush and debris away from the fence line to open up the view.
Due to a family emergency, the agenda for tonight's Port Royal Town Council work session was not released until today, along with the agenda for the Sept. 12 regular meeting.
Both meetings start at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 700 Paris Avenue.
Tonight's meeting is mainly for discussion of the issues that will be voted on next week.
Those include a resolution approving mutual aid agreements between the town's police department and other law enforcement and annexation and rezoning of several properties.
The town of Port Royal has released its council meeting agendas for August. All meetings are at Town Hall, 700 Paris Ave.,
The first meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, with a public hearing followed by a work session to discuss items council will vote on during the Aug. 8 council meeting.