The town is now laying down regulations following September’s issue of permits and inspections.
Bethune, South Carolina — Change is coming to the small town of Bethune in Kershaw County.
In September, we told you that Bethune residents were having trouble getting their buildings inspected. The town had no building code, so nothing could be enforced.
Mayor Susan Holly said, “Law enforcement is essential to keeping your property safe and keeping commercial and homeowners accountable.
Holley said the town council met again on Jan. 12 and agreed to go ahead with enforcing the ordinance to make the town more attractive as it prepares to welcome new businesses.
“We need to clean up some of our commercial property to accomplish our revitalization efforts,” Holly said. “For a long time there was not much interest in the town because the use of the town was originally designed to be used by a mixture of parcels and small businesses. The amount of interest in Bethune.”
According to Holly, the town’s face is burnt-down housing, unsafe and uncleaned.
Holley said there will also be changes to some things that are allowed at town limits, such as tractor-trailer trucks.
“We’ve determined that this type of container is not allowed in any district of the town of Bethune, but it has been creeping in over the years,” Holly said.
Another change passed was a resolution to impose a no-parking zone on the alley running between Elm and Chestnut Street, leaving room for traffic to move as well as for other businesses to unload. increase.
The Bethune Town Council will hold a hearing on February 9 at 6:30 pm to amend the town ordinance to set the fine cap in line with state law.