A public hearing will be held Monday, June 4, at 5:30 p.m., at Cheraw Town Hall to hear citizen comments regarding a “proposed amendment to the town of Cheraw zoning ordinance that would allow Bed and Breakfast Inns as special exceptions in zoning District R-1AA, low density residential, within the Historic District,” according to Everett Sauls, zoning administrator for the town.
The proposed amendment would apply only to businesses bearing zoning classification “H-C” and would be subject to certain additional conditions.
According to Cheraw Town Administrator Mike Smith, questions concerning the ordinance were taken before council last fall, before Mayor Andy Ingram was elected, that have remained unanswered. Smith said Ingram has “inherited” this issue and wants to make sure that it is “dealt with and not ignored.”
Cheraw Town Council unanimously approved a resolution to amend the zoning ordinance earlier this month and passed it along to the Cheraw Planning Commission for review. Anyone wishing to make statements concerning the ordinance changes should appear before the planning commission Monday evening.
Any amendments to the ordinance, said Smith, must be approved by the planning commission. Any decisions rendered by the planning commission would then come back to council and would have to pass two readings of approval before any changes can be put into place.
— Staff Writer Karen Kissiah can be reached by calling 843-537-5261, ext. 224, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.