News from “Wellsville South:” Tega Cay, SC reports


From Dr. Tom Hyslip, Tega Cay Councilman

Brad O’Connor

*Editors Note: The names Hyslip, Ludden, O’Connor, and Rhodes probably ring a bell for most Wellsville Folk. These graduates of Wellsville High School circa 1989-1993 have slowly but surely taken control of the community of Tega Cay, SC. Brad O’Connor, and wife Jessica(Rhodes,) established themselves in the community and lured several former Wellsville residents to join them. It wasn’t a hard sell, Dr. Tom Hyslip and his spouse, Susan(Ludden,) moved to Tega Cay and have helped the O’Connor’s consolidate power in a matter of a few years. Brad and Jessica are local business leaders with the popular Model A Brewing which is now expanding to a second location, the Model A Beach Club and Restaurant. Dr. Tom was recently elected to the Tega Cay local governing board and has quickly become a local leader with a bright future. The rumor, in Wellsville and Tega Cay, is that a “Hyslip O’Connor” ticket for the 2024 election is being discussed, or was it “O’Connor Hyslip?” Either way, there is talk, a lot of talk. Here is what is happening with Tega Cay local government. Visit to see the full May newsletter:

At the April 18th City Council meeting there were two special presentations, appointments to the Parks and Recreation ad-hoc committee and the first reading of the PDD Amendment and annexation.  

City Council passed two proclamations.  

  • Proclamation in Support of NAMI Piedmont Proclaiming May as Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Proclamation Recognizing Spring Pick me up week, Earth Day and National Arbor Day 2022

There were 22 volunteers to serve on the Parks and Recreation ad-hoc committee. Thank you to everyone who volunteered. These seven residents were appointed to the committee. 

  • James Aranyi
  • Austin Keller
  • Nancy Nicholson
  • Christy Scott
  • Tricia Snyder
  • Kristin Tigner
  • Amanda Weber

City Council passed a motion to update the Impact Fee Study. This is required every 5 years by the State of South Carolina. 

City Council passed the first reading of the amendment of the planned development district standards, rezoning, and annexation of the area formerly known as Game On. This is the development proposed behind Walmart and commonly referred to as Main Street.  The Planning Commission recommended approval of the PDD and rezoning. 

City Council also passed the first reading of an ordinance to amend the FY21-22 budgets as it relates to trash and recycle fee and the business license fee schedule.  Our trash provider Signature Waste is adding a fuel surcharge of $0.30 per month per household.  This will be removed when the fuel costs are lowered.  

The ordinance also lowered the commercial permit fees and reduces the business license fees on average of 5%.   City Council held a special meeting on April 27th to pass the second reading of the ordinance to amend the FY21-22 budgets as it relates to trash and recycle fee and the business license fee schedule.  

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