Sterling Anderson sworn in as District 1 Spartanburg City Council member
Anderson sworn in after winning special election
At their meeting on Monday, Spartanburg City Council welcomed a new member. After winning a special election on January 20, Sterling Anderson was sworn in as District 1 Council member, a position previously held by Anderson's son, Sterling Anderson II who resigned the seat to accept a full-time position with the Air Force.
Also at the meeting, Council approved 6-0 a motion accepting the donation of five properties in the Beaumont Mill Village. The properties, located along Beaumont Avenue and Isom Street, were part of a development agreement in 2010 whereby the City paid for the cost of demolition of existing structures to prepare the properties for new development. The properties' owner, Clinchfield LLC had been unsuccessful in redeveloping the site and donated the parcels, allowing the City an opportunity to recover the $74,000 spent on demolition costs by reselling the property for future development.
° Heard an overview of its fiscal year 2013 comprehensive annual financial report. The City received an "unmodified" report, the highest given by independent auditors. Highlight's of the report include a $600,000 increase in the general fund due in large part to a decrease in medical claims, and a 3.5 percent increase in hospitality tax revenue.
° Approved 6-0 the requested annexation of property located at 424 Ransdell Drive. The property is located in the Hillbrook neighborhood.
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