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City Council Worksession Agenda

CITY OF BEAUFORT

1911 BOUNDARY STREET BEAUFORT MUNICIPAL COMPLEX

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BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA 29902 (843) 525-7070

CITY COUNCIL WORKSESSION AGENDA December 10, 2019

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NOTE: IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS DUE TO A PHYSICAL CHALLENGE, PLEASE CALL IVETTE BURGESS 525-7070 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

STATEMENT OF MEDIA NOTIFICATION

In accordance with South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, Section 30-4-80(d), as amended, all local media was duly notified of the time, date, place and

agenda of this meeting.

WORKSESSION - City Hall, Planning Conference Room, 1st Floor - 5:00 PM

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I. CALL TO ORDER

A. Billy Keyserling, Mayor

II. EMPLOYEE NEW HIRE RECOGNITION

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A. City Manager's Department - Kathleen Williams, Communications/Marketing Manager

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III. PRESENTATION

A. America's Boating Club of Beaufort

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IV. DISCUSSION ITEMS

A. Recommendation to change airport name from Beaufort County Airport to Beaufort Executive Airport

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B. Possible Text Amendment to Beaufort Code regarding Monument Signs C. City of Beaufort Projects Update / Strategic Plan

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V. ADJOURN

CITY OF BEAUFORT DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

TO: CITY COUNCIL DATE: 12/2/2019 FROM: Bill Prokop, City Manager AGENDA ITEM TITLE: City Manager's Department - Kathleen Williams,

Communications/Marketing Manager
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MEETING DATE: 12/10/2019

DEPARTMENT: City Clerk

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

PLACED ON AGENDA FOR:

REMARKS:

CITY OF BEAUFORT DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

TO: CITY COUNCIL DATE: 12/6/2019 FROM: AGENDA ITEM TITLE: America's Boating Club of Beaufort

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MEETING DATE: 12/10/2019

DEPARTMENT: City Clerk

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Members of the above organization would like to thank Mayor Keyserling for all of his support.

PLACED ON AGENDA FOR:

REMARKS:

CITY OF BEAUFORT DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

TO: CITY COUNCIL DATE: 11/27/2019 FROM: AGENDA ITEM TITLE:

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Recommendation to change airport name from Beaufort County Airport to Beaufort Executive Airport

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MEETING DATE: 12/10/2019

DEPARTMENT: City Clerk

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

County Airport Board Unanimously Recommended at November Meeting That County Council Adopt the Name: Beaufort Executive Airport.

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PLACED ON AGENDA FOR:Discussion

REMARKS:

ATTACHMENTS: Description Type Upload Date Recommendations Backup Material 11/27/2019

County Airports Board Unanimously Recommended at November Meeting That County Council Adopt the Name:

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Beaufort Executive Airport. City Council Should Support the Change

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To Improve the Airport s Economic Contribution.

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JAMES P. ATKINS jamesatkins100@gmail.com 703.447.2302

Beaufort Executive Airport

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Beaufort s Airport can bring in more and bigger spending tourists, more middle income earners, higher paying jobs, more businesses, and greater tax

revenue.
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Current names-Frogmore Intranational, Lady s Island Airport,Beaufort County Airport-diminish perceptions

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of the airport s potential.

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Beaufort Executive Airport is a foundation for greater revenue for the City.

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The Message

Current Situation

Does this promote Beaufort? Is this good marketing?

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Beaufort s Airport

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110 direct/indirect jobs and employees created.

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8.595 million Annual Spending.

12.5 million Annual Economic Activity.

An example of economic impact that can grow: Secession Golf Club

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800+ members, nearly all living outside the County, and spending up to 100,000 to join.

Many flying into Savannah and Hilton Head rather than Beaufort.

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Nearly 6,000 hotel nights per year generating nearly 1M per year.

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Nearly 15,000 restaurant visits generating another 1M+ annually.

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State s 2017 Annual Economic Report of Beaufort s Airport, and the Potential for More

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Out-of-the-area job creators and innovators. Suppliers to Boeing and Gulfstream. Well paid, career oriented employees and employers. Primary and

second/third home buyers and retirees. High spending visitors who will be encouraged to:
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Bring Your Business Success to Beaufort.

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Airport Improvement Impact

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Hilton Head and Beaufort airports are County Enterprise activities, i.e., self-funded from gas sales, hangar rents, user fees, etc.

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Taxes are not used to operate the airports.

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Airport Will Still Be Owned by the County

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From Frogmore, Lady s Island,

Beaufort County Airport .to Beaufort Executive Airport

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Please Support the Change

CITY OF BEAUFORT DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

TO: CITY COUNCIL DATE: 12/5/2019 FROM: David Prichard AGENDA ITEM TITLE: Possible Text Amendment to Beaufort Code regarding Monument Signs

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MEETING DATE: 12/10/2019

DEPARTMENT: Community and Economic Development

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

At a previous work session, council thought that 10 square feet was insufficient monument-signage along a corridor and that monument signs should be

allowed along the Boundary Redevelopment Corridor.
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PLACED ON AGENDA FOR:

REMARKS:

Staff is proposing replacing the 10 square feet maximum for the T4 and T5 districts with the following formula: Maximum monument signage (T4 and T5)

= 10 square feet X (number of lanes) / 2. Also, staff is proposing to remove the prohibition of monuments signs in the Boundary Street Redevelopment overlay district.
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ATTACHMENTS: Description Type Upload Date The Beaufort Code re Monument Signs Backup Material 12/5/2019

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6: Signs I 6.5: Freestanding Signs

140 T h e B e a u f o r t , S C C o d e A d o p t e d - J u n e 2 7 , 2 0 1 7 A m e n d e d J u l y 1 0 , 2 0 1 8

6.5: FREESTANDING SIGNS 6.5.1 APPLICABILITY: The following chart applies to all types of developments as stated except for individual single-family

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or 2-3 unit building lots, or subdivisions containing fewer than 30 units.

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SIGN TYPE AND PERMITTED LOCATION MAX. AREA MAX.

HEIGHT MIN.

SETBACK ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

A. Monument Sign: A sign constructed on the ground, typically with a continuous footing or foundation with the base of the sign at grade the size of

the support structure for any monument sign shall be a maximum of 50 of the size of the sign face. When sign is less than 24 square feet, it is not required to be have a continuous footing, but it may be supported by 2 side posts.
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T1 T3

MH 32 ft2 10 ft

3 ft from ROW (18 inches in HD)

1. Maximum Number: 1 per street frontage; if individual street frontage is greater than 500 feet then 2 are permitted (spaced at least 300 feet

apart). If the property is on a corner, the sign on the secondary street shall be no larger than half the size of the sign on the street from which the building derives its address.
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2. Encroachment: No encroachment allowed 3. For lots or combinations of lots serving 5 or more tenant spaces, see Section 6.2.2.G. 4. In RMX, LI and

IC : Lots with 150-500 feet of road frontage are permitted to have a
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60 square foot sign; parcels with greater than 500 feet of frontage are permitted to have an 80 square foot sign.

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5. Landscaping, not including grass, shall be required for all monument signs. Such landscaping shall equal the total surface area of the sign face.

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6. Monument signs are not permitted for new buildings in the Boundary Street Redevelopment District.

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T4 T5

10 ft2

(5 ft2 in HD)

8 ft 3 ft from ROW (18 in HD)

RMX LI IC

48 ft2 10 ft 10 ft from ROW

B. Post and Arm Sign: A sign that is supported by a single post

T3 T4 T5

RMX LI IC

10 ft2

(5 ft2 in HD)

6 ft 3 ft from ROW (18 in HD)

1. Maximum Number: 1 per street frontage 2. Encroachment: No encroachment is allowed 3. Post and Arm signs are not permitted for new buildings in the

Boundary Street
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Redevelopment District.

C. Sandwich Board Sign: A portable sign shaped like an A-frame with a sign panel on one or both sides, where the sign panel is integral to the

structure of the sign

T3 T4 T5

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8 ft2

(6 ft2 in HD)

4 ft (3.5 ft2 in HD)

1. Maximum Number: 1 per tenant. 1 per street frontage is permitted when a tenant has frontage on multiple streets.

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2. Encroachment: May be located on a public sidewalk, but must maintain at least 48 inches of unobstructed pedestrian space

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3. Shall not be located in a planting strip between the sidewalk and the travel lane. 4. Shall be located as close to the building as possible 5.

Shall be displayed only when the establishment is open for business
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D. Easel Sign: A sign or message board displayed on a portable, open frame, such as a tripod

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T3 T4 T5

RMX IC

3.5 ft2 6 ft

1. Maximum Number: 1 per tenant. 1 per street frontage is permitted when a tenant has frontage on multiple streets.

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2. Encroachment: May be located on a public sidewalk, but must maintain at least 48 inches of unobstructed pedestrian space

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3. Shall not be located in a planting strip between the sidewalk and the travel lane. 4. Shall be located as close to the building as possible 5.

Shall be displayed only when the establishment is open for business
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Note: For signs A and B, square footage indicated is the amount permitted per side.

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CITY OF BEAUFORT DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

TO: CITY COUNCIL DATE: 12/5/2019 FROM: Matt St. Clair, Public Projects and Facilities Director AGENDA ITEM TITLE: City of Beaufort Projects Update /

Strategic Plan
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MEETING DATE: 12/10/2019

DEPARTMENT: City Clerk

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

A brief overview of major City projects.

PLACED ON AGENDA FOR:Discussion

REMARKS:

Meeting Agenda City Manager's Department - Kathleen Williams, Communications/Marketing Manager America's Boating Club of Beaufort Recommendation to

change airport name from Beaufort County Airport to Beaufort Executive Airport Possible Text Amendment to Beaufort Code regarding Monument Signs City of Beaufort Projects Update / Strategic Plan
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