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Water Park in Works for Northside PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

Set to Open Summer of 2010

Greenville County Recreation District summer day camp youth were on hand this morning with a banner and a cheer for the groundbreaking for Otter Creek Water Park. The District will open this new facility at Northside Park next summer. ~ Photo by Bob Dill
Ground was broken Wednesday, July 1st by the Greenville County Recreation District for the Otter Creek Water Park at Northside Park on Darby Road off State Park Road in northern Greenville County. The $3 million family water park is one of 17 projects made possible by a Hospitality Tax instituted by Greenville County Council in April of 2007. The park is scheduled to open in the summer of 2010.

A Victory for the Citizens of Greenville County PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

Council Votes 10 to 2 to Protect Owners of Property Designated “Historic” from Bureaucratic Abuse

A proposal to amend the Greenville County Zoning Ordinance and allow the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission, an unelected body, to designate private property as historic without the permission of the property owner was about to glide “under the radar” and deprive the owners of property designated as such of their constitutional property rights was discovered by the Greenville County Taxpayers Association before it became law.

The proposed change would have allowed the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission to designate private property as historic without the consent of the owner and would put property improvements and other changes to the property under the oversight and direction of the commission, with powers greater than eminent domain, according to Taxpayer Association President Robert G. “Butch” Taylor.


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