Council adopts RC animal ordinance

BLYTHEWOOD – Town Council voted last week to amend its animal care ordinance to be compliant with the Richland County animal care ordinance. In a memo to Council, Town Administrator Brian Cook commented that because the Town contracts by intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Richland County for animal care, the town would have to operate under […]

Council to relook at H-Tax allocations

BLYHEWOOD – Town Administrator Brian Cook gave an overview of the Town’s proposed FY 2019-20 budget last week and announced a workshop schedule for council to work out the details of the $1,621,696 budget, which is up from $1,565,114 last year. Looking at possible changes in budgeting for the coming year, Cook said council will […]

Commision endorses vendor ordinance

BLYTHEWOOD – After more than a year of handwringing over whether to allow temporary vendors in the Town Center District, the Planning Commissioners voted Monday night to recommend that Council adopt the City of Columbia’s vending ordinance, presented by Town Administrator Brian Cook, with a few tweaks. That modified ordinance, basically, allows temporary vendors and […]

Blythewood Town Council names new Administrator

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Town Council has named Brian Cook, the Zoning Administrator for the City of Columbia, as the Town’s new Administrator. Cook replaces Gary Parker who announced in November that he plans to retire sometime in March. Cook grew up in Charleston and graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor’s degree in […]