Town bids goodbye to Brian Cook

The staff at Blythewood Town Hall along with council, board and commission members said goodbye to Town Administrator Brian Cook on Friday night with a band and dinner catered by Doko Smoke. Cook has taken a position with the City of Mt. Pleasant.  From left: Architectural Review Board member Jim McLean, Town Administrative Coordinator Julie […]

Town admin leaving Blythewood for Goose Creek

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Town Administrator Brian Cook announced Tuesday he will be leaving his post on December 23, for Goose Creek S.C., where he will serve as the Assistant City Administrator. Cook has served Blythewood since January 2018 after working for the City of Columbia and prior to that for Richland County Planning and Zoning. […]

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 […]