A-tax requests total $823,347; county has $488,406 to give

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Georgetown County Council was scheduled to vote on the latest round of Accommodations Tax requests at its regular meeting on Tuesday night.

The county has $488,406 on hand to award this spring, and requests totaled $823,347.

The county’s Accommodations Tax Committee met on March 6 to hear proposals from applicants, and again on March 20 to determine what to recommend to County Council, which has the final say on how the money is spent.

There were 13 applicants. Georgetown County Parks and Recreation requested $55,811 for beach cleanup and maintenance of the Marsh Walk, beach accesses and the bike path in Garden City and Pawleys Island. A-tax Committee recommended $28,000.

Pawleys Island Highway Beautification Program requested $24,000 for maintaining the U.S. Highway 17 median from Smalls Loop to Allston Plantation. A-tax Committee recommended $12,000.

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office requested $96,295 to continue to fund its beach patrol. A-tax Committee recommended full funding.

Litchfield Corridor Beautification Committee requested $25,000 for maintaining 3.5 miles of the Highway 17 median in Litchfield; $15,000 for maintaining the Highway 17 median from Sandy Island Road to Brookgreen Gardens; and $23,500 for top soil and seed for the Highway 17 median from Bi-Lo to Sandy Island Road. A-tax Committee recommended no funding for the Litchfield maintenance; $7,500 for the median maintenance between Sandy Island Road and Brookgreen; and full funding for the top soil and seed.

S.C. Maritime Museum/Harbor Historical Association of Georgetown requested $24,725 for exhibits and promotion. A-tax Committee recommended $6,375.

Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District requested $60,000 for a 2015 Ford F-650 ambulance and equipment to replace a 2000 model. A-tax Committee recommended $30,000.

Garden City Beach Community Association requested $14,220 for maintaining Highway 17 from the Horry County line to U.S. Highway 707; and $5,900 for a Garden City beach street lighting program. A-tax Committee recommended full funding for both requests.

Murrells Inlet 2020 requested $18,520 for maintaining Highway 17 from Highway 707 to South Wesley Road. A-tax Committee recommended full funding.

Litchfield Beaches Property Owners Association requested $59,550 for maintaining the beach, walkways and beach accesses. A-tax Committee recommended $53,620.

Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce requested $400,825 for destination marketing. A-tax Committee recommended $192,476.

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