County Council OKs $26 million in bonds for roads and recreation
Georgetown County approved selling $26 million in bonds to pay for projects in the Capital Improvement Plan at its meeting on Tuesday night.
The money from the bonds will be used for transportation projects such as the extension of Petigru Drive to Aspen Loop, and the extension of Parkersville Road, and recreation projects such as the Howard gym and Howard Auditorium renovations, and construction of the Murrells Inlet Community Center and The Library Center Waccamaw.
Although $26 million was approved, County Administrator Sel Hemingway said it is more likely that the county will only sell $20 million worth of bonds.
In other business:
County Council approved changing the name of the Pateland Planned Development in Pawleys Island to The Colony.
The new development will have less than 50 single-family lots on 21 acres just south of Denny Drive, across Highway 17 from Hog Heaven restaurant.
Lots in the development are expected to range in size from approximately 8,000 square feet to approximately 26,000 square feet.
Council also approved an amendment to the Future Land Use Map to change the site from low density to medium density.
Georgetown County will continue to sell some of its recyclables to Sonoco Recycling of Charleston under an agreement approved by Council.
The county has earned $692,092 in the last five years selling recyclables, and kept 7,000 tons of materials out of the landfill.
Sonoco was chosen over Pratt Recycling of West Columbia and Recover, Inc. of Greenville by an evaluation panel selected by Hemingway.
The following residents were appointed, or reappointed to boards and commission: Murrey Lord, Airport Commission; Tommy Johnson, Fire District 1 Board; Frank Beattie, Historical Commission; Lucia Neely and Carol White, Parks and Recreation Commission; Daynalyn Bonds, Coastal Carolina University Advisory Board; Dana Arneman, and William Renault, Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee; Don Godwin, Economic Development Commission; and Gene Gilfillin, Zoning Board of Appeals.
Council chairman Johnny Morant and Council members Bob Anderson, Austin Beard, Jerry Oakley, Ron Charlton and Lillie Jean Johnson were in attendance at the meeting.
By Chris Sokoloski
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