FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2017
CONTACT: Suzanne Abed‐El‐Latif
GEORGETOWN, S.C. ‐ Georgetown City Council approved a new employment contract at last Thursday’s Council Meeting for City Administrator, Paul Gardner. The new contract outlined a termination of Mr. Gardner’s previous contract effective August 2, 2017, for a period of 30 days, in order to allow him to retire with the SC Public Employment Benefit Authority (PEBA) Police Officer Retirement System (PORS) and then a provision to rehire him effective September 4th, 2017.
Mr. Gardner meets the SC PEBA PORS Class Two Member retirement eligibility requirements of being age 55 or older on the date of retirement with at least five years of earned service credit.
The 30 day termination of Mr. Gardner’s contract is required by the SC PEBA, in order to satisfy the 30 day break of service requirement in order for Mr. Gardner to return to active employment. During this temporary separation of employment, Mr. Gardner will not be representing the City in any official capacity.
In the interim, Council has appointed City Finance Director, Debra Bivens, as acting administrator for the period of August 3, 2017 through September 3, 2017. All inquiries regarding City business should be directed to Ms. Bivens at 843-545-4036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Housing & Community Development Department is always looking for citizens to serve on one of our community boards. The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is in immediate need of a couple board members due to the resignation of current members. 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.
From June 26, 2017 through September 1, 2017, the City Hall Utility Payment drive thru window will be open from 8:00am until 5:30pm.
The following documents are information and spreadsheets from related street resurfacing projects in the City of Georgetown. Please click on the documents to download and view.
The City of Georgetown Architectural Review Board (ARB) will hold a workshop on June 27, 2017 from 3:30 – 6:30 in the training room at the City Fire Department (1405 Prince Street) to discuss the revisions to the ARB Guidelines. The public is welcome to attend.
The July Regular City Council Meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 2017 has been changed to Thursday, July 13, 2017. The regular starting time of 5:30pm remains the same.
Hearing on City of Georgetown, SC FY 2017/2018 Budget and Rate Adjustments
Pursuant to Section 6-1-80 of the S.C. Code of Laws, public notice is hereby given that The Council for The City of Georgetown will hold a public hearing on June 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm. The hearing will be held at the City Municipal Courtroom (2222 Highmarket Street).
The purpose of the hearing is to allow citizens to express their views regarding the proposed:
- FY 2017/18 Budget.
- Operating Tax Millage increase from 93 mils to 95 mils.
- Utility rate adjustments for water, wastewater, stormwater and wastehaulers.
- Application Fee for the Rehabilitation Property Tax Assessment for historic and low and moderate income rental properties.
The operating budget for The City of Georgetown for the upcoming Fiscal Year begins on July 1st, 2017. The regular meeting of City Council will follow.
The City of Georgetown Water Department has completed repairs on the sewer force main break that occurred yesterday at Front and Seaboard Street.
The area of the Sanitary Sewer Overflow is in the process of being cleaned and disinfected to minimize any public health threat from this incident. Public health agencies have been notified.
Please continue to refrain from coming into contact with this area.
Thank you for your cooperation.
For more information concerning this incident, please contact:
City of Georgetown
2377 Anthuan Maybank Drive
Georgetown, SC 29440
The City of Georgetown Water Utilities Deptartment is completing a water main repair today, June 6. This repair requires partial or complete closure of the entrance/exit at the Walmart Plaza at the traffic light on N. Fraser St. The southern entrance/exit will remain open. We apologize for any inconvenience.