North Augusta municipal building

City Council will meet at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the municipal building for the study session and council meeting. 

North Augusta City Council will consider annexing land into the city on Monday, plus discuss a request to declare city-owned property as surplus.

Council will vote on a resolution to accept a petition for annexation of around 1.45 acres of land on Knobcone Avenue, and vote on the first two readings of an ordinance that would change the city limits to annex the property, according to the agenda for Monday.

The property up for annexation is owned by the Aiken County Board of Education, the agenda says. Both North Augusta High School and Paul Knox Middle School are located on, or adjacent to, Knobcone Avenue.

Council will also be voting on a resolution "appointing members to the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee to make state accommodations tax expenditure recommendations for Council's consideration," according to the agenda.

North Augusta Mayor Bob Pettit said the resolution establishes that committee, which is required by state legislation. 

Title 6, chapter 4 of the South Carolina Code of Laws requires that a municipality or county receiving more than $50,000 in revenue from the accommodations tax must appoint an advisory committee to make recommendations on how that money is spent.

The annexation and committee appointments are the only two items on the agenda for the meeting, but council will be discussing a variety of things in the study session beforehand.

The study session agenda states that City Administrator Todd Glover will lead a discussion on a request to declare a city-owned property as surplus property.

Planning and development director Libby Hodges will also present an update on proposed revisions to the city's Development Code. Planning Commission has passed a recommendation that the city's sign code be revised. The proposed revisions cover new types of signs, and combine all sign-related codes into one place.

At the end of the study session, council may go into executive session, the agenda says, to discuss park land near the North Augusta Country Club property, and property for fire station No. 1.

City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday for the study session and 7 p.m. for the meeting. Both will take place on the third floor of the Municipal Center at 100 Georgia Ave.

Lindsey Hodges is a general assignment reporter at the Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star. Follow her on Twitter at @LindseyNHodges.