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 vote whether or not to start the rezoning process for the potential home of fire station No. 1 Monday evening.

Council in October voted to purchase property at 311 West Martintown Road to build the fire station and on Monday will vote on a resolution that, if passed, would instruct the city administrator to request rezoning of the land.

The city previously purchased property on Georgia Avenue, known as the Flythe property, for the future site of the fire station, but chose to instead purchase the West Martintown property following outcry from residents about the historical nature of the Flythe property and other issues.

The agenda for Monday's meeting does not say what zoning would be requested. A resolution to rezone the Flythe property to Public Use zoning was tabled when Council began discussing the West Martintown Road property.

City Council will also vote on the first two readings of an ordinance that would amend the Development Code as it relates to signs.

In June, the North Augusta Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the amendments, which changes some of the language in the sign code, changes provisions for construction signage and adds new sign types for downtown, among other things.

Council will also on Monday vote on the second of three readings of four ordinances related to the 2020 budget.

The first ordinance would adopt the budget. The second would levy the annual property tax, unchanged from last year. The third ordinance would increase wastewater fees by 14.5 cents per 1,000 gallons. The fourth would amend the construction permit schedule and increase those fees.

The first readings of all four ordinances passed unanimously at the Nov. 4 meeting, and there will be a third reading at a future meeting before adoption.

Council will vote on three additional resolutions during the meeting. If passed, they would: authorize funds for the Maude Edenfield Park basketball court; accept a deed of dedication for stormwater and sewer systems and rights of way in Wando Woodlands Phase 6; and enter into an agreement with Municap, Inc. to provide services related to assessments on parcels in the Ballpark Village Municipal Improvement District.

City Council will meet Monday at 6 p.m. for a study session and 7 p.m. for the meeting. Both meetings will be held on the third floor of the municipal center at 100 Georgia Avenue.

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Lindsey is the North Augusta reporter at the Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2017, and grew up in Hodges, SC.