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Keep Georgetown Beautiful Annual Riversweep – October 20, 2017

Posted on: October 11th, 2017 by sabed

Join the KGB for it’s Annual Riversweep on October 20, 2017!!

THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN WATER UTILITIES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES “SMOKE TESTING PROGRAM” IN THE WEST END DISTRICT AREA

Posted on: October 5th, 2017 by sabed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 5, 2017

 

City of Georgetown

CONTACT: Suzanne Abed‐El‐Latif

TEL: 843‐545‐4004

EMAIL: sabed@cogsc.com

 

THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN WATER UTILITIES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES “SMOKE TESTING PROGRAM” IN THE WEST END DISTRICT AREA

 

Currently, the City is conducting a Sanitary Sewer Evaluations Survey (SSES) to identify the location of the inflow and infiltration of our sewer lines in the West End. AECOM will begin smoke testing sewer lines starting on Monday, October 16th (weather permitting).

Smoke testing is a very simple process that involves pumping non-toxic smoke into sewer main lines. This allows smoke to seep through the soil and indicate any cracks or line deterioration, which is a source for groundwater to infiltrate our sewer lines and overload the collection and treatment systems. The smoke is non-staining and white to gray in color.

The City is taking the time to notify the general public because smoke can be mistaken as fire when smoke vents out through commercial or residential sewer vent pipes on roofs or even yards. The City’s crews will also provide notices on doors in each neighborhood prior to testing. Attached is a copy of the notice as well as a map of the affected areas.

The smoke testing is set to start Monday, October 16th, 2017 and should be completed by mid-November.

If any residents or customers have any questions, please call the City of Georgetown Water Utilities Department at (843) 545-4500. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Successful Small Business Lender/Borrowing Matchmaking Session held on 9/26/2017

Posted on: September 29th, 2017 by sabed

Check out the link below to read about the successful Small Business Lender/Borrower Matchmaking Event that was held on Tuesday September, 26th!

http://www.southstrandnews.com/news/matchmaking-event-links-lenders-and-business-owners-together/article_c772ede6-a391-11e7-b85d-ffebcb27fd12.html

Here are some pictures from the event!

Sidewalk Maintenance on Church Street & N. Fraser Street

Posted on: September 26th, 2017 by sabed

On Saturday, September 30th, the City of Georgetown Public Works department will be performing maintenance on sidewalks along Church Street starting at the Quality Inn & Suites to the Five Points Intersection on N. Fraser street. The right South bound lane will be closed from 7:00 am – 11:30 am.

Update to City Council Agenda for Thursday, September 21, 2017

Posted on: September 19th, 2017 by sabed

Update to City Council Agenda for Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Since City Council met with Liberty House in May, the City has been seeking their input as to changes or amendments they desired to re-open Georgetown Steel Mill.

The City received Liberty House’s response yesterday and is conducting a review of the material. The City’s initial evaluation is that Liberty House’s input is positive and helps the City in our efforts to achieve our goals concerning the appropriate future use of the site as well as enabling Liberty House to successfully use the facility.

Therefore, the City is removing REDD from Thursday’s agenda as an action item so that Liberty House’s input may be considered before a vote is taken on the amendment.

The add in the Wednesday, September 20, 2017 edition of the Georgetown Times for the Public Hearing on the Comprehensive Plan was also involved with this steel mill rezoning process.  That Public Hearing has also been postponed.

 Please see the updated Agenda Outline below:

 

West End Redevelopment Sub-Committee Meeting

Posted on: September 12th, 2017 by sabed

West End Redevelopment

Sub-Committee

Monday, September 18, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Municipal Court – Training Room

2222 Highmarket Street

GEORGETOWN, SC 29440

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(Public Comments will come at the beginning of the meeting)

For more information call (843) 545-4075

IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING ELECTRICITY ON FRONT STREET

Posted on: September 11th, 2017 by sabed

IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING ELECTRICITY ON FRONT STREET

Due to the rising waters, the City Electric Department MAY have to de-energize the system on Front Street in the next 15-20 minutes, depending on how much more water gets up under the transformer. If this is necessary, the system will remain de-energized until the water recedes enough to safely re-energize it. It could be as much as a 2 hour outage.

We will let the Public know updates as they occur.

Small Business Lender-Borrower Matchmaking

Posted on: September 11th, 2017 by mmillwood

Attention all City of Georgetown existing and potential small businesses.  Are you looking for money to start, grow, or operate your business?  Then join local lenders at a free business lunch with one-on-one matchmaking sessions. See flyer below.

 

 

 

 

Hurricane Irma Preparations

Posted on: September 6th, 2017 by sabed

As the State prepares for a possible impact from Hurricane Irma, the City urges all of its residents to start instituting their own emergency plans.

• Residents should start cleaning up their outside property of loose debris. The City Public Works Department is currently trying to pick up as much loose debris around the City as possible.

• Stock up on perishable food and water, batteries, flash lights and medications.

• Have evacuation plans in place IF there is a mandatory evacuation. If told to evacuate, please remember to bring important documents with you such as your house deed/lease, utility bills and insurance (home & auto) to ensure access back into the City when safe.


• The City will be distributing sand bags beginning at 10 am on Friday, September 8th at the OLD CITY HALL BUILDING located at 120 N. Fraser Street * limited to City residents only- 6 sand bags per household


• The most current and accurate information as to what citizens should do will come from Georgetown County Emergency Management. City websites and social media outlets will be sharing the same information as it becomes available.

Evacuation Information

East Bay Boat Trailer Parking Lot Closed

Posted on: September 5th, 2017 by sabed

The East Bay Boat Trailer Parking lot will be closed for construction, September 5th through December 15th, 2017.