“Bill Watch” is a new series that aims to track ordinances as they move through Charleston’s city council. It’ll likely evolve over the next few weeks, like the “The Week Government” series.
Typically, all ordinances are introduced in council, then are moved to a city council committee and sometimes a citizen-led committee before returning to council for a final vote.
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Here’s this week’s report. All action comes from the city council meeting on Oct. 7.
PASSED on second reading, making the ordinance law
No. 7593 – A bill to annex part of the Wallace’s Point subdivision without an election, adding about 22 acres to the city. All landowners have requested the annexation, which allows the city to not need an election in order to annex.
No. 7594 – Applies R-2 zoning to the land annexed as part of Bill No. 7593
No. 7595 – Changes a parcel at 633 Central Ave. from a C-8 and R-10 district to a C-10 district. The landowner previously requested the change, and the new designation fits with adjacent properties.
ACTION on previously introduced measures
No. 7597 – A public hearing was held on an ordinance that would change city elections to match county and state contests in non-presidential election years. The bill now moves to council’s Ordinance & Rules Committee.
INTRODUCED bills on first reading.
No. 7600 – Reactivates the “Downtown/Old Charleston Urban Renewal Plan.” The plan expired in January 2008, and CURA has asked the city to reenact the plan. Introduced by Mary Jean Davis, Susie Salisbury, Mary Beth Hoover and Robert Sheets. Referred to Urban Renewal Committee.
No. 7601 – Reactivates the “West Side Urban Renewal Plan.” Like the downtown plan in Bill No. 7600, CURA has requested that the city reenact the plan. It expired in January 2005. Introduced by Mary Jean Davis, Susie Salisbury, Mary Beth Hoover and Robert Sheets. Referred to Urban Renewal Committee.
No. 7602 – Establishes a No Parking Anytime Town Away Zone on Skyline Road from Clark Road to 1548 Skyline Road. Introduced by Samuel Minardi.
No. 7603 – Accepts a deed for the Court Street Pump Station from the West Virginia Department of Highways for the pump station located on Court Street and Dryden Street. The land was transferred to the city in 1973. City officials couldn’t locate a deed when the city began renovation work this year, and have requested a deed from WVDOH, per the original agreement. The Department of Highways has issued said deed. Introduced by Bobby Reishman. Referred to Finance Committee.
No. 7604 – Raises rates the city charges for ambulance and medical services and updates definitions for treatment associated with those charges. Introduced by Bob White. Referred to Public Safety Committee.