Capital improvements the focus of Georgetown City Council retreat

  • Friday, January 24, 2014

  • Updated Friday, January 24, 2014 1:20 am

Georgetown City Council has held budget retreats to talk about spending plans most years, but this weekend a retreat is being held to discuss and map out capital improvements.

“It will be an intense workshop to go over capital improvement goals,” Mayor Jack Scoville said. “We will come up with a list of things we need to do then prioritize the list.”

Some of the things on the lists are expected to be smaller projects that can be accomplished in the next year or two while others will be long-range goals that could take many years to take place.

Scoville said once a prioritized list is created, the next step will be to try to find the funds to pay for the projects.

Some of the issues that will be discussed include:

The refurbishment of the day docks in the city used by boaters.

The possible reconfiguration of Broad Street to make it the main corridor between Highway 17 and Front Street.

How to deal with traffic issues on Black River Road.

The conceptual plan for Goat Island.

An ordinance regarding improvements to the Kaminski House Museum.

One of the items on the agenda having nothing to do with capital improvements is a discussion about changing elections in the city from partisan to non-partisan.

The retreat begins tonight and concludes Saturday and will be held at the Georgetown County Airport conference room.

We will provide updates on our website - www.southstrandnews.com - and will feature stories in upcoming editions of the Georgetown Times.

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