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Public hearing set for ‘shipping container’ ordinance
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Kershaw County Council will hold a public hearing today on an ordinance that would amend the county’s unified code of zoning and land development regulations regarding accessory structures and uses. The amendment -- which has been referred to as the “shipping container ordinance” -- was originally set to add shipping containers to the accessory structures regulations, including the addition of an entire section detailing how shipping containers would have to be maintained as an accessory structure.

On second reading two weeks ago, councilmen Jimmy Jones and Sammie Tucker Jr. successfully motioned to have all of that language removed.

Today’s public hearing -- to take place immediately after the meeting’s regular public comment section -- is designed to give the public a chance to comment specifically on the ordinance’s original intent, Jones and Tucker’s amendment and any other possible changes to the ordinance before council takes it up again for third and final reading on March 12.

In other business today, council will:

• consider a proclamation honoring Ella Bell Hunter Boykin of Rembert being brought forward by Councilman Tucker;

• consider a resolution supporting the Guard and Reserves, including those county employees who contribute to the community by serving in those forces;

• consider appointments or reappointments to the county’s accommodations tax committee and library board; and

• discuss and consider approval of engineering and permitting at the Central SC MegaSite in Lugoff.

Today’s meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in County Council Chambers at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St. in Camden, and is open to the public.