Boyles Pond Special Tax District closer to final approval

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS
adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 3/2/18

Sumter County Council approved second reading of an ordinance to create the Boyles Pond Special Tax District so the homeowners in the area can collect funds to repair the dam and regain their waterfront-property title.

The dam was damaged during …

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Boyles Pond Special Tax District closer to final approval

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Sumter County Council approved second reading of an ordinance to create the Boyles Pond Special Tax District so the homeowners in the area can collect funds to repair the dam and regain their waterfront-property title.

The dam was damaged during the 1,000-year flood in 2015.

A change was added to the ordinance that states payment for the special tax district will be collected each month instead of annually.

The minimal annual assessment for each of the 22 parcels in the district is $1,427.52. Property owners will have the option to pay their assessments in a lump sum.

Sumter County's role is only to collect the tax money each month and deliver the funds to the Boyles Pond Home Owners Association which will used the money to repair and maintain the dam.

No one spoke in favor nor against the ordinance during a public hearing on Tuesday.

In other news, council approved:

- Third and final reading of an ordinance to amend the county zoning and development standards to better define the dimensions of real estate, contractor, subdivision, and commercial project signs; and

- A motion - made during the Sumter County Fiscal, Tax and Property Committee meeting held prior to council's regular meeting - to apply for a $1 million loan from Santee Cooper for the construction of an economic development speculative building in the county.

Ordinances are passed after three approvals and a public hearing.