A brief explanation of the proposed ordinances to be part of the Public Hearing Dec 6 at 5:30.
Proposed ordinances 23-14 and 23-15 are on concurrency and 23-16 deals with short term rentals.
Concurrency is where developers have to obtain letters from school, public safety(ems, fire, police) and public waste management as part of the application and permitting process to state if they can provide adequate services for the proposed development. This means these areas of infrastructure need to be in place before permits get issued, instead of building and letting our infrastructure fall behind as we build faster than we can keep up with. If the infrastructure capacity is not present, then a permit cannot be issued until the capacity is expanded.
These are much needed steps towards responsible development and we are thankful for several on council that see we are truly at a critical place with infrastructure.
This is much more than just about traffic… it is about helping our strained infrastructure which is about our schools, public safety and response times, medical services , road conditions and maintenance, timely doctor appts, etc. we have to be good stewards of the land, resources, and services by developing responsibly. If you agree, please plan to attend the public hearing wearing a blue shirt.
LEXINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING FOLLOWUP - Nov 15th
The Public Hearing on Nov 15th concerning proposed amendments/ordinances for multi family unit developments, extension of the Agricultural Overlay, and regulations for tiny home developments can be found using the link below by starting at minute mark 33:23.
Thank you to all citizens who have taken the time to email, call, complete and submit Public Hearing Comment Cards, attend and vote at the public hearing, and/or speak at the public hearing. Your voices matter and they do make a difference! Our government was designed for citizens to take an active role. We encourage everyone to continue to be informed about the proposed amendments/ordinance discussions the county council will continue to have and also actively participate by emailing and/or calling council members with any concerns, thoughts, or questions. Working together we can ensure our county is developed responsibly ... our schools, roads, public safety, and future depend on it!
Thank you to Community Development Robbie Derrick and staff for the work put into these and for Mr. Derrick explaining them prior to each hearing last night. We are also thankful for County Administrator Lynn Sturkie and Mr. Derrick for the excellent presentation at the Nov 14th Lexington One School Board meeting regarding county residential growth and the proposed concurrency where school districts will be part of a sign off stating if adequate services can be provided to any new developments as part of the county application process. That very informative presentation can be found at minute mark 1:48:10 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Mrh-AR8Q-s .
The Public Hearing for the proposed concurrency sign off for schools, public safety, and waste management as well as proposed short term rental ordinance is scheduled for Dec 6 so please mark your calendar and plan to become actively involved. More info to follow on this in the coming weeks.
We are appreciative of the county council for listening to citizen comments whether written or spoken at the Public Hearing and considering with discernment as these proposals work their way through Planning Commission Review, additional council committee discussions, 2nd reading vote by council, and 3rd / final reading vote by council per state statute over the course of the next several weeks.
Link to Public Hearing held on Nov 15 … start listening at the 33:23 minute mark:
The Develop Lexington County Responsibly Team