June Newsletter

If you have any needs or questions, please contact me anytime by calling my cell phone at 704-408-6155 or email me at tom.audette@yorkcountygov.com. Also, if you know of people who are not receiving my newsletter updates, but they would like to get them, please give them my email address. Thank you!
 


Monthly Public Zoom Meeting
 

Thank you for your time in the May 31st public zoom meeting! My next public zoom meeting will be Friday, June 30th at 5:00 pm.

Tom Audette is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: York County District 1 Councilman Tom Audette public zoom meeting

Time: Jun 30, 2023 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76976949434?pwd=T2khFFkba0J6jeJyjaWFL1uWjPSyWt.1

Meeting ID: 769 7694 9434

Passcode: 4dEv9c


York County Sheriff’s Office Operation Diamondback

Operation Diamondback: During week 3 of our summer long crime suppression results. Op. Diamondback takes a proactive approach to deal with the B&E auto and car theft problem throughout York County. 

Below is the link to the York County Sheriff’s office website. Thank you to the York County Sheriff’s office for your dedication and hard work in protecting the people of York County!          

York County Sheriffs, SC | Official Website


Passport Application Acceptance Facility

Current Hours:

WALK-INS ONLY 

MONDAY – THURSDAY 8:30 AM TO 11:00 AM

WALK-INS ONLY 

FRIDAY 8:30 AM TO 10:00 AM 

Physical Address: 

933 Heckle Blvd Suite 101

Rock Hill, SC 29732

Phone: 803-909-1892

Fax: 803-909-1897

Website – Passport Application Acceptance Facility | York, SC (yorkcountygov.com)

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE ABOVE HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE DUE TO HIGH DEMAND. PLEASE DO NOT CALL OUR OFFICE TO FIND OUT WAIT TIMES OR FOR APPOINTMENTS AS STAFF IS UNABLE TO ANSWER CALLS WHILE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS. 

 WE ARE ACCEPTING WALK-INS ONLY AT THIS TIME.

PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH STAFF AS WE ARE EXPERIENCING A HIGHER THAN NORMAL NUMBER OF APPLICANTS AT THIS TIME. WAIT TIME CAN BE IN EXCESS OF 4 HOURS. MESSAGES LEFT MAY NOT GET RETURNED FOR SEVERAL DAYS AT THIS TIME. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR PATIENCE! 

THERE ARE 2 SEPARATE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR PASSPORT: 

  1. The Passport Application Fee must be a check or money order to the U.S. Department of State. We cannot accept cash for this fee. This fee varies due to age and preferences.
  2. The Execution Fee of $35 is to the York County Clerk of Court and can be paid by credit/debit card, money order, local check or cash. We do not accept out of state checks for this fee.
  3. Passport Photo – $10.00. 

Please note, we are a Passport Acceptance Facility and not a Passport Agency.

What to Bring:

Please visit to the U.S. Department of State website for more information regarding what you will need to bring with you before you arrive. We cannot accept your application if you do not have all of the required documentation.

For Passport information and forms please click the below link:

PASSPORT INFORMATION AND FORMS


York County Human Resources Department

Functions

Responsible for recruiting new employees for vacant positions, managing training, benefit and classification/compensation programs for existing York County Employees and processing a bi-weekly payroll for 1100 employees.

Responsibilities

  • Recruit applicants for vacant positions for all county departments
  • Screen applicants for minimum qualifications for positions
  • Manage benefits programs for employees (i.e. medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance coverages; S.C. Retirement, S.C. Deferred Compensation etal. )
  • Implement and maintain employee sick/vacation/holiday and compensatory leave policies
  • Manage and oversee implementation of Federal laws governing Family & Medical Leave
  • Input and process biweekly payroll according to county policies and Federal Fair Labor Standards to ensure employees are paid appropriately
  • Manage a classification/compensation program for employees which provides job descriptions and appropriate pay levels based on skill and educational requirements
  • Manage an employee training program to which assists employees in gaining information to improve their technical and conceptual skills to improve their overall performance
  • Provide assistance to employees and retirees as needed

For further information please visit our website: Human Resources | York, SC (yorkcountygov.com)


Board of Voter Registration & Elections Office

of York County, SC

Location

York County Government Center

Level 1, Suite 1201

6 South Congress St

York SC 29745

Phone: (803) 684-1242 or (803) 909-7194

Fax: (803) 684-7801

Email: elections@yorkcountygov.com

Resources

Please go to the below website to get additional information:

Voter Registration & Elections | York, SC (yorkcountygov.com)


YORK COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER

ADOPT

Adoptions are by appointment basis. Call 803-628-3190 and speak with an Adoption Counselor to find your perfect match. A Counselor will set up a time for you to meet your best furry friend. You can see pets available for adoption above. Follow this link to complete an Adoption Survey: York County Animal Shelter Adoption Survey

 RECLAIM

 The shelter staff is available Monday – Friday between 10 AM to 4:30 PM to reclaim your pet. Please be prepared with your proof of ownership. This includes current pictures and either current vet records or your yearly rabies tag or certificate. 

 STRAY 

 Stray dogs are accepted Monday- Friday between 11:30 AM and 3 PM. A valid York County ID must be presented at the time of drop off. Please go to the blue door facing the parking lot and ring the bell to the right of the door for service. 

Additional information please visit – Animal Services | York, SC (yorkcountygov.com)


York County Fire

Functions

York County Fire offers residents a wide range of fire prevention and fire protection services. Employees are trained and equipped to provide fire safety inspections, fire investigations, and public fire education programs for people of all ages.

Because volunteers are crucial to the rural fire system, the department supplies the County’s 16 volunteer and combination fire departments with in-depth firefighting instruction at its training facility on McFarland Road in York, South Carolina. Additionally, the department’s award-winning fire truck building and maintenance program continues to earn a reputation for excellence by saving tax dollars and by providing state-of-the-art equipment.

Additional information please visit – York County Fire | York, SC (yorkcountygov.com)


York County Geographic Information Systems

If you need help with:

  • Getting mapping quality property lines or other parcel based information (e.g., owner, school district, jurisdiction, or taxes), please use our GIS Online Search to find a parcel.
  • Downloading geographic data (e.g., parcels, roads, or topography), please visit our Data Download page.
  • Making or printing a map, please view our documentation on How to Make/Print a Map.
  • Deed information or restrictions, please contact the York County Clerk of Courts at 803-684-8510 or email the Clerk of Courts.
  • Reporting an error with parcel or address information, please use our Report Parcel and Address Errors form.
  • Getting a survey of a parcel, please contact a licensed surveyor.

For additional information please visit – Geographic Information Systems | York, SC (yorkcountygov.com)


York County Sheriff’s Office

Code Red – Community Notification

Be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.

Just click on the link below to get set up for these notifications:

https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF92C74ECE84

Thank you to all law enforcement officers, along with all other members of the York County Sheriff’s Office, for your continued hard work and dedication to keeping the people of your County safe!!!


Text-To-911

We all know 911 is there in an emergency, but what if it isn’t safe to talk out loud on the phone? York County’s Text-To-911 could make all the difference.For more info visit our – https://www.yorkcountygov.com/268/9-1-1-Education. Also here is a video – https://youtu.be/rTy5ODyfOKw



Upcoming dates for Pennies for Progress 4 projects


Dates for the upcoming York County Budget


Please continues to share this new opportunity for the elderly and disabled in Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Lake Wylie. Please call 803 327-6694 Opt. 2 to pre-schedule this transportation.

York County Access | York, SC (yorkcountygov.com)

We have been working on getting this new on demand transportation setup for the elderly and disabled in Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Lake Wylie for quite a while, so thank you for everyone hard work through this process.


Census numbers from 2010 compared to 2020 in the Rock Hill – Fort Mill Area Transportation Study (RFATS) Region


York County Libraries

Thank you for your continued feedback you are sending me regarding concerns with the York County Libraries. Also below is the contact link to submit questions and concerns to the York County Libraries.

https://www.yclibrary.org/contact-us


Continuing to work with York County law enforcement be able to move more quickly to address homeless encampments and panhandling 

As I previously announced, York County has strengthened the panhandling and homeless encampment laws in York County. This helps York County law enforcement be able to move more quickly to address homeless encampments and panhandling issues. To continue this effort, we will be continuing to review and enhance these laws as needed, as we move forward to address these issues.


Events and destinations to enjoy in York County!

Information on York County through the Visit York County site!

https://www.visityorkcounty.com/


Arts Council of York County

For the latest update on festivals and events along with art exhibits in York County. https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/