SC - Lancaster: COUNTY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

Issues discussed this meeting include:

When and Where is the Next Meeting?

COUNTY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

Council Members District 1: Terry Graham District 2: Charlene McGriff, Vice-Chair District 3: Billy Mosteller District 4: Larry Honeycutt, Secretary

District 5: Steve Harper, Chair District 6: Allen Blackmon District 7: Brian Carnes
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County Attorney John K. DuBose III

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Clerk to Council Sherrie Simpson

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March 23, 2020 6:00 PM 101 North Main StreetLancaster, SC 29720

LANCASTER COUNTY COUNCIL County Council Chambers, County Administration

Building, 101 North Main Street, Lancaster, SC 29720

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AGENDA

1. Call to Order Regular Meeting - Chairman Steve Harper

2. Welcome and Recognition - Chairman Steve Harper

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3. Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation - Council Member Terry Graham

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4. Approval of the Agenda

[deletion and additions of non-substantive matter]

5. Special Presentations

a. EMS State PIER (Public Information and Education Relations) Award - Presented by Clay Catoe, EMS Director

Tagged Interests: beach, ports, EMS, and education

b. Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response - Presented by Darren Player, Director of Emergency Management/Fire Services

Tagged Interests: coronavirus, services, and emergency

6. Citizens Comments

[Speakers are allowed approximately 3 minutes. If there are still people on the list who have not spoken at the end of thirty (30) minutes, Council

may extend the citizen comments section or delay it until a later time in the agenda]
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7. Consent Agenda

[Items listed under the Consent Agenda have previously been discussed by Council and approved unanimously. As such, these items are normally voted on

as a group through a single vote rather than with a Council vote for each individual item. However, any Council member may remove any item on the Consent Agenda for individual discussion and vote]
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a. Approval of Minutes from the March 9, 2020 County Council Regular Meeting

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b. 3rd Reading of Ordinance 2020-1650 regarding Revision to the State Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee Ordinance Title: An Ordinance to Amend

Sections 2-380, 2-381, and 2-382 of the Lancaster County Code Related to the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee. - (Favorable Recommendation -
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Administration Committee). - Passed 7-0 at the February 24, 2020 County Council Meeting. Passed 7-0 at the March 9, 2020 County Council Meeting. -

Steve Willis/Veronica Thompson

8. Non-Consent Agenda

a. Resolution 1084-R2020 regarding Preventing the Disruption of Supply Chain by Inducing Life- Saving Medical Product Manufacturing to Locate in

Lancaster County Resolution Title: A Resolution To Prevent The Disruption Of Critical Life-Saving Pharmaceutical And Medical Device/Equipment (Life-Saving Medical Products) Supply Chains By Inducing Life-Saving Medical Product Manufacturing To Locate In Lancaster County - Jamie Gilbert
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b. Resolution 1085-R2020 regarding Committing to Dedicating Funding From the Sale of Surplus Equipment Resolution Title: Committing To Dedicating

Funding Received From The Sale Of Surplus Equipment Self Contained Breathing Apparatus - (Positive Recommendation - Public Safety Committee) - Steve Willis/Darren Player
Tagged Interests: funding, equipment, sale, public safety, and surplus

c. Resolution 1086-R2020 regarding Repurposing Funds for the Detention Center Resolution Title: Approving The Repurposing Of Approved Funds At The

Lancaster County Detention Center - (Positive Recommendation - Public Safety Committee) - Steve Willis/Sheriff Barry Faile
Tagged Interests: funding, public safety, and detention

d. Resolution 1087-R2020 regarding Approving the Transfer of Surplus Equipment between EMS and HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) Resolution

Title: Approving The Transfer Of Surplus County Equipment For Surplus Equipment At HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) - Steve Willis/Clay Catoe
Tagged Interests: equipment, surplus, and EMS

e. 1st Reading of Ordinance 2020-1651 regarding Creating the Keep Lancaster County Beautiful Committee Ordinance Title: An Ordinance To Adopt

Division Nine Of Article Eleven Of Chapter Two Of The Lancaster County Code Related To The Keep Lancaster County Beautiful Committee; And To Provide For Matters Related Thereto. - Steve Willis
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f. 1st Reading of Ordinance 2020-1652 regarding Redirecting Bond Funds from Fleet Maintenance Construction to the Renovation of the new EMS

Headquarters Ordinance Title: An Ordinance Authorizing the Re-Direction and Expenditure of A Portion Of The Proceeds Of Lancaster County, South Carolina General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019; And Other Matters Relating Thereto. - Steve Willis
Tagged Interests: funding, ordinance, construction, bond, and EMS

g. Emergency Ordinance 2020-1653 regarding Declaration of Public Health Emergency In Response to COVID-19 Ordinance Title: Lancaster County Council

Declaration Of Public Health Emergency In Response To The Public Safety Threat Of The Novel Corona Virus ( COVID-19 ), Effective March 23, 2020 - Steve Willis
Tagged Interests: coronavirus, health, ordinance, council, public safety, and emergency

9. Discussion and Action Items

a. Committee Reports: 1. Administration Committee - Committee Chair Charlene McGriff

2. Infrastructure Regulation (I R) Committee - Committee Chair Larry Honeycutt

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3. Public Safety Committee - Committee Chair Brian Carnes

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4. Trail Advisory Committee - Committee Chair Brian Carnes

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b. Proposed Lancaster County Prioritized Community Needs List

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c. Waiver of Credit Card Fees - Steve Willis

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10. Status of items tabled, recommitted, deferred or held

a. HELD - Public Hearing and 3rd Reading of Ordinance 2019-1626 regarding Authorization of a Fee Agreement with Project Dumpling Ordinance Title: An

Ordinance To Authorize The Execution And Delivery Of A Fee Agreement By And Between Lancaster County And Project Dumpling Providing For The Payment Of A Fee-In- Lieu Of Taxes And The Provision Of Special Source Revenue Credits; To Authorize A Ten-Year Extension Of The Term Of An Existing Fee Agreement; And To Express The Intention Of Council To Provide Monies To The Economic Development Fund. - Passed 7-0 at the November 12, 2019 County Council Meeting. Passed 6-0 at the November 25, 2019 County Council Meeting. - Jamie Gilbert
Tagged Interests: ordinance, economic development, taxes, Taxes, development, Development, and hearing

11. Miscellaneous Reports and Correspondence

12. Citizens Comments

[If Council delays until end of meeting]

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13. Executive Session

a. One Item: 1. Economic Development Discussion: Project Tortilla. SC Code 30-4-70(a)(5).

Tagged Interests: economic development, development, and Development

14. Adjournment

Anyone requiring special services to attend this meeting should contact 285-1565 at least 24 hours in advance of this meeting. Lancaster County

Council agendas are posted at the Lancaster County
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Administration Building and are available on the Website: www.mylancastersc.org

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Agenda Item Summary

Ordinance / Resolution : N/A Contact Person / Sponsor: Sherrie Simpson/Clerk to Council Department: County Clerk Date Requested to be on Agenda:

3/23/2020
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Issue for Consideration: Approve or amend the minutes from the March 9, 2020 County Council regular meeting.

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Points to Consider: The draft minutes from the March 9, 2020 County Council regular meeting are attached for Council's review and consideration.

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Funding and Liability Factors: N/A

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Council Options: Council can approve or amend the minutes.

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Recommendation: Approve the minutes as written.

ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type Draft Minutes from the 3-9-2020 County Council Regular Meeting 3/18/2020 Backup Material

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Ordinance / Resolution : Ordinance 2020-1650 Contact Person / Sponsor: Steve Willis/Administration and Veronica Thompson/CFO Department:

Administration Date Requested to be on Agenda: 3/23/2020
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Issue for Consideration: To amend the code to change an automatic designation for the 30 setaside and the compensation of the committee.

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Points to Consider: The first change would be to end the automatic designation of the Olde English Tourism District for the 30 set-aside funding. The

change would allow County Council to designate one or more recipients as part of the annual budget process.
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The second change would be to amend the composition of the committee to add three (3) residents to the committee. When we first started we stuck with

only the state statute designations but have seen that other counties use the allowed flexibility in the state code to add local residents to the group which recommends allocations to the Council.
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The 3 would be be: 1. A resident from the unincorporated area north of SC 5; and 2. A resident from the unincorporated area south of SC 5; and 3. A

resident from Lancaster County at-large who could be a resident of a municipality or the unincorporated area.

Funding and Liability Factors: N/A

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Council Options: Approve or reject the Ordinance.

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Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance. The Administration Committee moved the Ordinance up to Council with a favorable recommendation at their

February 11, 2020 meeting.
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ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type Ordinance 2020-1650 2/16/2020 Ordinance

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Ordinance No. 2020-1650

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA )

) ORDINANCE NO. 2020-1650

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COUNTY OF LANCASTER )

Indicates Matter Stricken

Indicates New Matter

AN ORDINANCE

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TO AMEND SECTIONS 2-380, 2-381, AND 2-382 OF THE LANCASTER COUNTY

CODE RELATED TO THE ACCOMMODATIONS TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

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Be it ordained by the Council of Lancaster County, South Carolina:

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Section 1. Amendment to Sections 2-380, 2-381, and 2-382 of the Lancaster County Code.

Sections 2-380, 2-381, and 2-382 of the Lancaster County Code are amended as follows:

Sec. 2-380. - Establishment and statement of purpose.

Lancaster County Council hereby establishes the Lancaster County

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Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee and charges said committee with the

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sole responsibility of making recommendations to the county council on the

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expenditure of the revenue received from the state accommodations tax that is

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received by the County. Additionally, the Olde English District, a nonprofit

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organization with an ongoing tourist promotion program, hereby is designated as

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the organization as part of the annual budgetary process the County Council shall

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select one or more organizations to receive the thirty (30) percent monies as

required by the South Carolina statutory law noted herein.

(Ord. No. 2017-1467, 1, 9-25-17)

Sec. 2-381. - Use of funds.

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Pursuant to South Carolina Code Section 6-4-10, the funds collected by Lancaster

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County shall be allocated in the manner noted therein. In making its

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recommendations, particular attention by the accommodations tax advisory

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committee shall be given to subsection (4)(a) therein so as to insure compliance

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with the remaining allocation being used for those tourism-related expenditures

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noted in subsection (4)(b).

(Ord. No. 2017-1467, 1, 9-25-17)

Sec. 2-382. - Membership.

The Lancaster County Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee shall be

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composed of seven (7) regular members. Membership shall be in compliance with

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the applicable state statute, with the majority of the membership being selected

from the hospitality industry of Lancaster County, including two (2) from the

lodging industry and one from a cultural organization. To that end, the committee

shall be composed of the following:

Two (2) representatives from the lodging industry whose business is located in

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Lancaster County;

Three (3) One (1) representatives from the food and beverage industry whose

business is located in Lancaster County;

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One (1) representative from a cultural organization located in Lancaster

County;

One (1) representative from the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce;

One (1) representative of unincorporated Lancaster County who resides north of

SC Highway 5;

One (1) representative of unincorporated Lancaster County who resides south of

SC Highway 5;

One (1) representative who resides in Lancaster County at-large.

(Ord. No. 2017-1467, 1, 9-25-17; Ord. No. 2019-1589, 1, 5-13-19)

Section 2. Severability.

If any section, subsection or clause of this ordinance is held to be unconstitutional or otherwise

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invalid, the validity of the remaining sections, subsections and clauses shall not be affected.

Section 3. Conflicting Provisions.

To the extent this ordinance contains provisions that conflict with provisions contained in the

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Lancaster County Code or other County ordinances, the provisions contained in this ordinance

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supersede all other provisions and this ordinance is controlling.

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Section 4. Effective Date.

This ordinance is effective upon Third Reading.

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AND IT IS SO ORDAINED

Dated this _________ day of ______________________, 2020.

LANCASTER COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

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Steve Harper, Chair, County Council

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Larry Honeycutt, Secretary, County Council

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ATTEST:

Sherrie Simpson, Clerk to Council

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First Reading: February 24, 2020

Second Reading: March 9, 2020

Third Reading: March 23, 2020

Approved as to form:

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John DuBose, County Attorney

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Agenda Item Summary

Ordinance / Resolution : Resolution 1084-R2020 Contact Person / Sponsor: Jamie Gilbert Department: Economic Development Date Requested to be on

Agenda: 3/23/2020
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Issue for Consideration: Recent worldwide events have called attention to the potential for a significant disruption of the supply chain for

life-saving pharmaceutical and medical device/equipment products (life-saving medical products) sold in the United States but not manufactured here. The availability of these life-saving medical products for those being treated for illnesses such as cancer, respiratory infections and heart disease is susceptible to pandemics, natural disasters, war, civil unrest, trade restrictions and political manipulation taking place in those countries in which they are manufactured. A shortage or long term disruption of the delivery of these medical products can have adverse and dire consequences for those dependent on them.
Tagged Interests: equipment, events, and trade

The Lancaster County Department of Economic Development (LCDED) believes this issue is vital to our national health and security, and is one in which

local communities through economic development policies can make a positive difference. LCDED is recommending that Lancaster County adopt an unprecedented and limited time initiative that can serve as the impetus for a movement to bring the manufacturing of these life-saving medical products to the United States.
Tagged Interests: health, economic development, security, development, and Development

The initiative provides a limited window from now until December 31, 2021, where qualified manufacturers of life-saving medical products that are

sold here but currently produced outside the United States and not owned or controlled by foreign governments, will receive the most aggressive incentives ever provided by Lancaster County should they commit to locating manufacturing facilities for those products in Lancaster County.
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The incentives are as follows:

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100 abatement of all property taxes for 10 years Donated land at one of the county's business parks for the facility Fast track permitting for

construction of the new facility
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LCDED believes we have a civic, patriotic and moral duty to address an issue that is immensely vital to the health and well- being of so many of our

fellow Americans. While we hope several manufacturers of life-saving medical products will choose to establish operations in Lancaster County as a result of this bold initiative, our wish is that it leads to a reshoring wave of life- saving medical product manufacturers locating their operations throughout the United States and eliminating the vulnerability to the supply chain.
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Points to Consider: Coronavirus (COVID 19) has drawn attention to the vulnerability of the life-saving medical products supply chain to disruptions

that can result from catastrophic events in other nations and territories.
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We are currently experiencing a severe shortage of surgical masks as a result of the Coronavirus and when Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in 2017

there was a widespread impact on the availability of IV bags.
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Last week there was a report that one country that produces a large amount of pharmaceuticals for the U.S. market said they were considering

withholding those drugs for sale in the U.S. as part of an ongoing trade dispute.
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The list of events that could cause a disruption in the life-saving medical products supply chain for the U.S. market are numerous; however, a robust

and large life-saving medical products manufacturing sector in the U.S. would significantly mitigate this issue. This initiative can assist in starting the movement of those manufacturers to the U.S.
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Lancaster County can be ground zero for a nationwide effort to establish a stable and secure life-saving medical products supply chain that will

benefit so many Americans and reduce its current vulnerability.

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Lancaster County has been extremely pro-business and welcoming to new and expanding industry. This initiative continues that trend, while having

enormous positive impacts beyond our nationally and internationally.
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Within our purview we have the ability to support the growth of a stable and secure life-saving medical products supply chain in the United States.

Recruiting these operations to Lancaster County would be part of that strategy and the initiative will greatly assist that effort.
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The initiative will be available for twenty-one months and is not open ended. The short window reflects the urgency of the situation and the need to

ramp up manufacturing of these products in the United States in a timely manner.

Taxing entities will forego property tax revenues for ten years and while that is a long time, LCDED believes the goal and impact of securing a

life-saving medical products supply chain in the U.S. is one that requires a monumental initiative such as this.
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Property tax revenues that would result from the initiative being successful have not been previously contemplated or anticipated and are unaccounted

for in future revenue streams of the taxing entities.
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Fast track permitting will require a coordinated effort with Development Services. The turnaround time to review and approval of permits for these

projects must be rapid and given the highest priority due to the importance and time sensitive nature of the goal for which this initiative is meant to address .
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Funding and Liability Factors: There are no funding or liability factors.

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Council Options: County Council can amend, table or approve 1084-R2020 as submitted.

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Recommendation: LCDED recommends County Council approve 1084-R2020 as submitted.

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ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type Resolution 1084-R2020 3/16/2020 Resolution

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Resolution No.: 1084 - R2020 Page 1 of 2

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA RESOLUTION NO.: 1084 - R2020

COUNTY OF LANCASTER

A RESOLUTION

TO PREVENT THE DISRUPTION OF CRITICAL LIFE-SAVING

PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL DEVICE/EQUIPMENT (LIFE-SAVING

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MEDICAL PRODUCTS) SUPPLY CHAINS BY INDUCING LIFE-SAVING MEDICAL

PRODUCT MANUFACTURING TO LOCATE IN LANCASTER COUNTY

WHEREAS, COVID-19 (the Coronavirus ) has drawn attention to the fact that a large

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percentage of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and medical devices/equipment (life-saving medical

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products) used by Americans are produced outside of the United States.

WHEREAS, manufacturing of these life-saving medical products abroad makes the

delivery and availability of them susceptible to events such as pandemics, civil unrest, natural

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disasters, war and trade restrictions.

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WHEREAS, an unexpected interruption, shortage and/or lack of availability of these

products that detect, treat and control life threatening illnesses such as cancer, respiratory diseases,

and heart disease can have adverse and dire impacts for those being treated, and is a critical national

health and security issue.

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WHEREAS, one of the most effective ways to prevent the disruption of the supply chain

of life saving medical products is to bring new production facilities for these products to the United

States or relocate existing operations to the United States from high risk environments.

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WHEREAS, Lancaster County believes it has a civic and patriotic duty to take efforts to

ensure that the supply of life saving medical products for Americans is not impacted by adverse

world events.

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of Lancaster County, South

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Carolina:

Pharmaceutical and medical device/equipment companies that currently sell drugs,

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vaccines and medical devices/equipment in the United States used for the detection, treatment and

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control of life threatening illnesses but produce these drugs, vaccines or medical

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devices/equipment outside the United States or that have recently received federal approval for

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manufacturing and sale of these products in the United States, and that have no foreign government

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ownership or control will receive the following incentives for locating a new or relocating an

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existing offshore facility to Lancaster County that will manufacture these critical products:

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1. 100 abatement of all property taxes on the facility for 10 years.

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2. A donation of land for the facility at any Lancaster County owned business park.

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3. Expedited site permitting for the facility to ensure quick construction and ramp up

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of the operation.

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These inducement incentives will be available to qualified pharmaceutical and medical

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device/equipment projects that commit to establishing their operations in Lancaster County on or

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before December 31, 2021.

AND IT IS SO RESOLVED

Dated this ____________ day of ___________________, 2020.

LANCASTER COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

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Steve Harper, Chair, County Council

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Larry Honeycutt, Secretary, County Council

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Attest:

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Sherrie Simpson, Clerk to Council

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Approved as to form:

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John DuBose, County Attorney

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Ordinance / Resolution : Resolution 1085-R2020 Contact Person / Sponsor: Darren Player/Lancaster County Fire Rescue Department: Emergency

Management/Fire Services Date Requested to be on Agenda: 3/23/2020
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Issue for Consideration: The Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units taken out of service will be sold to a repurposing company. The out of

date cylinders will be sold as scrap for the aluminum content inside the carbon fiber wrapping.
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Request Council allow the sale of all the decommissioned SCBA equipment/masks/cylinders. Request Council earmark the funds to be used when a suitable

warehouse space is available for purchase.
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Points to Consider: Sale of the decommissioned SCBA/Facemasks/Cylinders and the compressor used at the school program. Disposition of the funds

received as part of the sale.
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Funding and Liability Factors: Sale of items would provide funds from the sale and the companies purchasing do so accepting all liability.

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Council Options: Allow the sale of the items.

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Allow the earmarking of the funds or direct the funds go into the general county fund.

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