Committees, Commissions, and Boards
Committee members are appointed by City Council and serve a multi-year term. All Committee meetings are open to the public. All committees meet in the lower level of the Philip T. Glennon Center located at 15077 Molokai Drive, Tega Cay, unless otherwise advertised. View the meeting schedule in the City Calendar.
The City will resume accepting applications for upcoming vacancies in October.
Committees, Commissions & Boards
- Board of Zoning Appeals
- Building Codes of Appeals
- Economic Development
- Planning Commission
- Storm Water
- Tega Cay Forever
BOZA meets monthly on the third Thursday at 7:00 p.m. if there are cases to be heard. Title 6, Chapter 29 of the Code of Laws, South Carolina Local Government Comprehensive Planning Act, as amended, requires that all local governments establish a Board of Zoning Appeals as part of the administrative mechanism designed to enforce the zoning ordinance. The powers of the board are limited to three specific subject matter areas:
- Determining appeals from administrative decisions of the zoning administrator. When deciding administrative appeal from a decision of the zoning administrator, the board is not bound by the conclusion or reasoning of the zoning administrator and may consider and apply the appropriate provisions of the zoning ordinance as dictated by the facts before it.
- Granting or denying applications for variances. The board has the power to hear and decide appeals (requests) for variances when strict application of the zoning ordinance would result in unnecessary hardship. A variance allows the board to modify an otherwise legitimate zoning restriction when, due to unusual conditions, the restriction may be more burdensome than was intended. The variance must not impair the public purpose. To obtain a variance on the ground of unnecessary hardship, there must at least be proof that a particular property suffers a singular disadvantage through the operation of a zoning regulation.
- Granting or denying applications for special exceptions. The board of appeals has the exclusive power to permit uses by special exception subject to standards and conditions in the zoning ordinance.
At the May 15, 2017 City Council meeting, Council approved an ordinance to create an Economic Development Commission for the City of Tega Cay. The purpose of this commission is to serve as an advisory commission to City Council in regards to promoting and enticing quality economic development including, but not limited to, retail, beverage, professional/medical offices and any other small business. The Commission will be comprised of five (5) at-large Members, one (1) Tega Cay business owner, one (1) local business owner and one (1) member from a local banking institution and one (1) member of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce. A member of the York County Economic Development Committee and a member of the City Council of Tega Cay, as appointed by the Mayor, will serve as ex officio Members.
Title 6, Chapter 29 of the Code of Laws, South Carolina Local Government Comprehensive Planning Act, as amended, requires that all local governments establish a Planning Commission. The duty of the Planning Commission is to engage in a continuous planning program for the physical, social and economic growth, development and redevelopment of the City. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Planning Commission has authority to do the following things:
- Comprehensive plan. Prepare and periodically revise plans and programs for development and redevelopment of its area.
- Implementation. Prepare and recommend measures for implementing the plan by the appropriate governing bodies, including the following measures.
- Zoning ordinances, including zoning district maps and necessary revisions.
- Regulations for the subdivision or development of land. The planning commission is responsible for overseeing the administration of land development regulations adopted by the local governing body.
- An official map and appropriate revisions showing the exact location of existing or proposed public streets, highways, utility rights-of-way and public building sites, with regulations and procedures for administering the official map ordinance.
- A landscaping ordinance providing required planting, tree preservation and other aesthetic considerations.
- A capital improvements program listing projects required to implement adopted plans. The planning commission must submit an annual list of priority projects to the appropriate governmental bodies for consideration when they prepare annual capital budgets.
- Policies and procedures to implement adopted comprehensive plan elements. These policies and procedures could cover such things as expanding corporate limits, extending public water and sewer systems, dedicating streets and drainage easements, and offering economic development incentive packages.
The Tega Cay Forever Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and was established because the City recognizes parks & open spaces are a major part of what makes Tega Cay a special place to live, work and play. It is the mission of the Foundation to enhance the quality of life for citizens of all ages by promoting, providing for and maintaining parks & open spaces which strengthen and unite the community. In that effort, the Foundation’s purpose is to serve as the fundraising arm of the City of Tega Cay for the endowment of capital projects, and educational, recreational, and cultural community initiatives/events, by requesting, receiving, holding, investing, administering, granting and disbursing gifts of funds and property, and making expenditures to or for the benefit of the parks and open spaces owned by the City.