When the Harborwalk was refurbished in 2010 with ipe wood, the project included new LED lighting along the walkway and decorative overhead lights at the entry points. Since the project was completed, the City has had issues finding replacement parts for the LED lighting mounted under the handrails. The City has experimented with different manufacturers, which has created additional failures working when combined with the original system. The Electric Dept. feels confident that they have found a reliable solution, but it will require replacement of the entire lighting system, including low-voltage power supplies and the individual light fixtures themselves. A request has been made for the FY 16/17 City budget to fund the lighting system replacement and the City has begun the necessary preliminary engineering to be able to begin the replacement in July if approved.
The City of Georgetown has just received the new Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for review. These are the first updates to the FIRMs since March 16, 1989 (yes, pre-Hugo). Currently these new maps are PRELIMINARY and must go through a review and adoption process before they become official. There was a formal Preliminary DFIRM Community Coordination (PDCC) meeting that discussed the revised flood hazard information, ordinance adoption, and other frequently asked questions and concerns held on March 8, 2016 at City Hall. Click on the links below to view information on the new FIRMs, the Flood Insurance Study, and how to appeal the maps. Please contact us at the Housing & Community Development department with any other question you may have.
Or click here to go to the FEMA website to view all Georgetown County Flood Map panels.
Broad St. Streetscape Project began on March 10th. The first phase of the project involves boring and installing the electrical conduit, and putting in the light pole bases. Landscaping and sidewalk work will follow. Most of this work should not impact traffic. However, there will be some street closure when SCDOT does the street resurfacing work. SCDOT has not yet provided the dates for this work, but when it is known, the information will be posted on the City’s Website and City’s Facebook Page.
The Housing & Community Development Department is always looking for citizens to serve on one of our community boards. The boards include the Architectural Review Board (ARB), Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), Planning Commission (PC), Community Appearance Board (CAB), & Construction Board of Appeals (CBA). Applicants should contact the Housing & Community Development Department at (843) 545-4010 for requirements and application. Please help the City of Georgetown by serving your community.