CHERAW – The Cheraw Town Council meeting, Council passed the second reading of an ordinance Tuesday to allow the donation of property at 225 Legrande Street to Chesterfield County Habitat for Humanity.
According to council, back in August 2008, the Town of Cheraw accepted the donation of a parcel of land on Legrande Street from MTV Properties, LLC. The town had acquired the property through a Chesterfield County delinquent tax sale.
In 2008, a chapter of the Habitat for Humanity organization, which was established in Chesterfield County, was seeking locations throughout the county that they thought would be appropriate for new building sites. The ordinance states that this particular property appears to meet most of the requirements of the organization and once developed, would be placed back on the tax rolls.
This in turn would provide revenue for the Town of Cheraw.
Habitat for Humanity’s main purpose is to build quality housing for citizens in Chesterfield County.
In other business:
n Council also passed the second reading of an ordinance to amend chapters one through four of the present town code.
n A request was heard from Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce regarding this year’s “Taste of Cheraw” event. A parking issue was discussed where the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church Pastor, Rev. Jerry Corbett, addressed council about not using the church’s parking lot for additional parking during the Taste of Cheraw event.
“First and foremost, as a church, we feel this would not be good for our church since there will be alcohol served. Number two, there is a no drinking in the park town ordinance and also we feel there should have been some discussion up front. We are also concerned about liabilities as well,” said Corbett.
n The Cheraw Parks and Public Facilities Director Scott Laney addressed Mayor Scott Hunter and council members regarding a reimbursement grant for $20,000 has been awarded to the City of Cheraw through the Community Forest Health Enrichment Enhancement Program. Funding for this program is made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The award date is set for March 1.