Friday, April 12, 2013
The majority of money from Sunday alcohol sales in Murrells Inlet will continue to be spent in Murrells Inlet under an agreement given second reading by Georgetown County Council on Tuesday night.
Murrells Inlet accounts from nearly 50 percent of the Sunday alcohol sales in the county.
The new ordinance is a five-year extension of the previous five-year agreement.
Council is expected to give final approval at its next meeting on April 23.
In other business:
• Grindstaff Transport of Murrells Inlet will continue to handle the county’s dead bodies under an agreement approved by Council.
The county put the contract out to bid, but Grindstaff was the only respondent. County staff cited Grindtsaff’s “superior performance” when recommending approval of the new contract.
In the past, the county has spent less than $12,000 a year for the service.
• Council approved a new 20-year lease for the use of the Lamberttown Community Center/Park property.
The county only pays $1 per year, but is required to pay for utilities and insurance and maintain the facility and grounds.
The current lease doesn’t end until October, but the county is looking into state funding for more playground equipment and the grant requires a lease be in place that runs through 2021.
• Gerald Williams of Georgetown was appointed to the Building Code Board of Appeals.
• Boyd Johnson and Alma Sierra were reappointed to the county’s Employee Grievance Committee. New members approved were Adam Payne and Cindy Howard.
County Administrator Sel Hemingway said Johnson, who is chairman of the committee, has never had to preside over a meeting during his tenure.
Council chairman Johnny Morant and Council members Jerry Oakley, Bob Anderson, Ron Charlton and Lillie Jean Johnson were in attendance at the meeting.
By Chris Sokoloski