Special to SEGAZINE
WOODBINE —The Camden County Board of Commissioners this week delayed the approval of request by Ronald and Catherine Lewis to locate a micro brewery at 4457 Dover Bluff Road in the county until the Dec. 10 regular meeting pending a report from planning director John Peterson.
The decision followed a public hearing in which one resident opposed the amendment of the Unified Development Code to include a micro or craft distillery, and two opposed to the request to locate such an operation in the county.
Commissioner Gary Blount opposed the change to the UDC, which passed 3-1, and made a motion to table the Lewis request, which failed 3-1.
Vice chairman Jimmy Starline made a motion that the request be approved, but even he did not vote for it as the motion failed 4-0, but his motion to reconsider the request at the December meeting passed unanimously.
In other business, the board:
• Approved $1,000 performance award to full-time employees who have held their jobs prior to Dec. 10, 2013, and partial awards to others provided they have no disciplinary actions on their records.
• Approved a list of surplus items to be auctioned off with the proceeds being paid directly to the county.
• Approved an architect contract for the jail expansion.
• Announced an opening on the board of equalization.