Fort Mill Times

Tega Cay makes some changes to business licenses

Tega Cay should have its new business licenses in place just ahead of having to send them out for renewal, pending a vote Thursday.

City Council met March 7 to pass first reading on an ordinance that will update, but not drastically change, the way the city issues business licenses and what’s required of local businesses. A special meeting was held March 7 to discuss second reading.

“The purpose of bringing this ordinance to Council is it will bring us in-line with what the (state) municipal association says cities should be doing,” said Charlie Funderburk, city manager.

“The reason for the special meeting is so that we can hopefully have the new ordinance in place prior to renewal notices going out on March 15.”

The new ordinance reworks some items like the definition of charitable organizations, the name under which permits for a bar must be submitted and how the city could deny, suspend or revoke a license.

A full version of the ordinance can be found on the city’s website, under the “government,” then “city council” tabs.