Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Georgetown County Architectural Review Board is now just a memory after County Council took the final step toward abolishing it on Tuesday night.
The Review Board ran afoul with Council back in September when it granted a variance to allow Sunbelt Ventures to avoid the county’s roof pitch regulations while redeveloping Pawleys Plaza.
Days after that decision, County Council voted to disband the board and relieve the board members of their duties.
However, Council does not have the authority to overturn the Review Board’s decision, according to Jackie Broach, Georgetown County’s public information office.
In other business
Shanice Hurdle, a senior at Georgetown High School, won the county’s holiday card contest. Her drawing will grace the cover of the card the county sends out to all of its employees.
Graciela Maradiaga, a seventh-grader at Georgetown Middle School, was runner-up in the contest, and Dakota Grate, a freshman at Carvers Bay High School, came in third.
Seven property owners in North Litchfield Beach have filed paperwork with the county to have their properties declared “Fireworks Prohibited Zones.”
The properties and owners are: William Dubose III for 994 Parker Dr.; Richard Huesel for 966 Parker Dr. and 954 Parker Dr.; J. Burton Vance for 928 Parker Dr.; Sarah Bedenbaugh for 522 Parker Dr.; Elizabeth Burch for 660 Parker Dr.; Joerg Matthiessen for 94 Parker Dr.; and Charles Reid for 42 Shorebird Loop.
In order to have a property declared a “Fireworks Prohibited Zone,” Council must advertise and hold a public hearing and then vote on the request.
After approval, the property owner must file an application with the county Sheriff’s Office and post two signs on their property.
Moody’s Mechanical Heating and Air of Georgetown was chosen to upgrade the HVAC system at Howard Recreation Center.
The upgrade to the portion of the building used by the county will allow for temperatures to be controlled separately in the auditorium and the former gymnasium, which is being converted to meeting space.
Moody’s bid of $110,000 was the lowest of two received. The county had budgeted $90,000 for the work, which will be paid for through the Capital Improvement Plan.
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