County rejects R2 request for 18.4 mills

Pugh: County Needs to Re-evaluate How We Spend Money COLUMBIA – Richland County Council passed third and final reading of its FY 2022-23 budget Tuesday night, excluding Richland School District Two’s request for an 18.4 millage increase. It was the second year the council has passed a no-millage-increase budget. The vote to pass the budget […]

Council votes to rework LDC, slow map adoption

COLUMBIA – Wearing red and carrying signs that said: ‘Let us be RURAL’ and ‘Don’t Rezone My Property,’ residents from across Richland County packed the County Council chambers Tuesday night in an effort to influence council members to slow the mass rezoning process down or to shut it down. And for the first time, some […]

Update on Richland County mass rezoning

COLUMBIA – The regular monthly meeting of the Richland County Planning Commission will not be held as planned on Monday, May 2, according to county officials. Instead, the Commission will hold a work session on the proposed new zoning map on Monday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at the council chambers at 2020 Hampton Street. […]

Council reps invite residents to discuss redistricting

COLUMBIA – Richland County Council members gave unanimous initial approval of proposed re–drawn district maps Dec. 16, and Blythewood’s three council representatives – Derrek Pugh (Dist. 2), Gretchen Barron (Dist. 7) and Jesica Mackey (Dist. 9) are holding a special meeting for Blythewood area residents to see those draft maps up close and ask questions […]

Town Hall set to address proposed rezoning on Killian Road

COLUMBIA – A town hall meeting is set for Thursday, Jan. 6 to discuss a map amendment request on Killian Road. The request seeks to rezone a 32-acre parcel in the 100 block of Killian Road from a rural district (RU) to a general commercial district (GC). Residents in nearby communities are encouraged to attend […]

Public opinion

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood 29016 residents had the opportunity to have input into recently updated county land development rules with county staff last month at the Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater in Doko Meadows Park. The input session was organized by County Councilman Derrek Pugh, Dist. 2, left. Blythewood Planning Commission Chairman Rich McKenrick, second from left, was […]

County seeks input at Sept. 2 BW meeting

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood 29016 residents will have the opportunity to have input into recently updated county land development rules with county staff on Thursday, Sept. 2 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater in Doko Meadows Park, 100 Alvina Hagood Circle in Blythewood. The meeting, hosted by Richland County Council member Derek […]

Public can view final Richland County budget meeting June 3

COLUMBIA – Richland County residents have a second opportunity to view the county’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The County will hold a virtual public hearing on the budget at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 3. The meeting will stream live on the county’s YouTube page and on the county website. County Council uses the […]

Roundabout or a 4-way stop?

Public Input sought May 26 at The Manor BLYTHEWOOD – As part of the Richland County Transportation Penny Tax program, the town is in line to have Creech Road extended from Blythewood Road down to Main Street (Highway 21/Wilson Boulevard) as well as the construction of either a roundabout at the intersection of McNulty Street […]

Richland County rejects Rimer Pond Rd. rezoning request

COLUMBIA – In a unanimous vote Tuesday evening, the Richland County Council rejected the zoning requested for a planned 55-home subdivision on Rimer Pond Road. The vote came after numerous citizens expressed their frustration with the traffic and pace of development along Rimer Pond, which connects Wilson Boulevard in Blythewood to Hardscrabble Road and is […]