Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments board approved the expansion of the North Santee Waste Water Treatment Plant at its meeting last week.
The Georgetown Water and Sewer Department wants to expand the treatment capacity from 52,000 gallons per day to 64,000 gallons per day.
Although the Regional Council reviews wastewater construction and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, DHEC has the final say on permits.
The North Santee plant is off Mount Zion Road, a few miles from U.S. Highway 17.
In other business
•The Regional Council board approved a $60,000 loan for the expansion of Oasis Residential Home on Prince Street in Georgetown .
The approval of the loan is contingent on Oasis’ owner, Mazie Graham, getting the expansion plans approved by DHEC.
• The Regional Council board approved a 25-member Waccamaw Regional Aging Advisory Council.
Along with 12 members from Horry County and five members from Williamsburg County, Georgetown County’s delegation is: Phillip Gibbs, Harolyn Slau, Marjorie Thomas, Mae McKnight, Fran Grant, LySandra Evans, Anita Weaver and Melvin Coleman.
The establishment of the council, which will meet quarterly, is required under the Older Americans Act. Any decision made by the advisory council would still have to be approved by the Regional Council’s board.
• According to Sarah Smith, executive director of the Regional Council of Governments, the Waccamaw Aging and Disability Resource Center delivered 4,359 meals to homes in Georgetown County in July, and served another 2,724 meals. Volunteers also logged 19,959 passenger miles as part of the Assisted Rides program.
In Horry County, 4,369 meals were delivered, 3,129 meals served and 18,055 passenger miles logged.
In Williamsburg County, 2,517 meals were delivered, 1,273 meals served and 13,428 passenger miles logged.
The next Regional Council of Governments meeting is Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the council’s office on Highmarket Street in Georgetown. Board members voted not to meet in November since the scheduled date would fall on Nov. 11, which is Veterans Day.
By Chris Sokoloski
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