Response to Press Release by Keith Nagel, ArcelorMittal

Posted on: April 25th, 2017 by sabed


April 25, 2017

City of Georgetown

CONTACT: Paul Gardner, City Administrator

TEL: 843‐545‐4175


 Response to Press Release by Keith Nagel, ArcelorMittal

             In a press release by Mr. Nagel quoted in various media today, he discusses the pending rezoning of the Georgetown Steel Mill.   Unfortunately, Mr. Nagel fails to accurately reflect the process that the City of Georgetown has undertaken, the role of the Planning Commission or the process going forward.  ArcelorMittal announced in May 2015 that they were permanently closing the Georgetown Steel Mill.  In September 2016, the City began steps to participate in its own destiny by changing the land use element for the steel mill and adjacent properties in the City’s Comprehensive Plan.  The land use for these properties was changed by City Council from heavy industrial to mixed use in the Fall of 2016.  It was then, that the City of Georgetown began work on the text amendment for this mixed use zoning.  After months of diligent work on this zoning text amendment, it was presented to City Council at their March 16, 2017 meeting.  At that same meeting, City Council passed a resolution that directed the Planning Commission to hold a public hearing on the proposed zoning change and make a report and recommendation back to City Council.  Tonight, the Planning Commission will perform this function of government according to State Statutes and City Codes.  Where Mr. Nagel’s comments are misleading is that the Planning Commission does not rezone property as they are only a recommending body.  Only City Council has the power to rezone property, and whatever the ultimate decision may be will lie with them.  The rezoning of the steel mill and adjacent properties will require two readings of City Council.  The first reading will not take place before the regular City Council meeting on the third Thursday in May, four weeks from now.

This rezoning process has been ongoing since September 2016, and it has been done at public meetings with ArcelorMittal’s knowledge.  The City of Georgetown is simply following the prescribed steps by State Statutes and City Codes to accomplish this most important step for the City’s future.

City officials have reached out to Liberty House Group to open a dialogue regarding its plan for the mill, a timetable for the reopening, and ways the City may assist the company while protecting the interests of all the citizens of the City.  As of this writing, Liberty House Group has not communicated with any City, County, or State officials about their plans for the site.

The City of Georgetown looks forward to working with Liberty House Group on this most important project.

Planning Commission Meeting April 25, 2017

Posted on: April 20th, 2017 by mmillwood

The regular monthly Planning Commission meeting for April 2017 has a venue change from Municipal Court to the Georgetown High School Auditorium.  The meeting will start at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  There will be a Public Hearing with public comment on the rezoning of the steel mill area property just before the regular meeting.  Please view the text amendment document and land use map below.



Posted on: April 3rd, 2017 by sabed




Topics: Housing and Zoning

April 24, 2017 – 6:00 PM

Mitney Center

102 South Merriman Road




City’s Fire Hydrant System Testing

Posted on: April 3rd, 2017 by sabed

Please see attached press release regarding City’s Fire Hydrant System Testing

City’s Fire Hydrant Testing

2016 Annual Water Quality Report

Posted on: March 31st, 2017 by sabed

2016 CCR Report

Water Shut off Public Notice- 3/30/2017 on Elizabeth Street

Posted on: March 27th, 2017 by sabed





The City of Georgetown Water Utilities will be turning the water off on Elizabeth Street on Thursday, March 30th, 2017.

An existing 2-in water main will be permanently cut, capped and abandoned in place.  The water shutdown is scheduled to take place on Elizabeth Street from South Island Road to Poplar Street between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Fourteen (14) residences will be affected by this work.

If you have any concerns or need additional information, please contact the City Engineer at 843-545-4501 during the office hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Groundbreaking of Fire Station 2

Posted on: March 21st, 2017 by sabed

The groundbreaking of the new Maryville Fire Station will be today, March 21st, at 5pm at the new site located at 2910 S. Fraser Street.

Public Notice – West End Redevelopment Committee Meeting

Posted on: March 14th, 2017 by sabed



MARCH 20, 2017 – 6:00 PM





Traffic Change at Five Point Intersection

Posted on: March 1st, 2017 by sabed


Construction/Work Zone for entire project will encompass roads as outlined below:

  • Fraser Street – Prince Street to Memorial Lane
  • West Highmarket – North Hazard Street to Fraser Street
  • East Highmarket- Dozier Street to Fraser Street
  • Exchange Street – North Hazard Street to Fraser Street
  • Church Street – North Fraser Street to approximately 200 feet east of Burger King

Traffic re-routing/construction will occur during multiple phases. For the majority of the project duration, single lane/two-way traffic will be maintained on Fraser Street. Single lane/two-way

Traffic will be maintained on the east side of Fraser Street during the initial phasing and will be switched over to the west side during the latter phases of the project.

Access to businesses: Greenwall will coordinate access to all businesses in the construction zone ensuring that business owners will have at least one driveway accessible to all businesses. Greenwall Construction will coordinate same during all phase changes during the construction process.

Greenwall will provide an update a minimum of 7 days prior to each phase change.

During major changes of traffic patterns on Fraser Street, portions of Fraser Street will be closed at night between 6 PM and 6 AM to ensure change of traffic patterns. Generally speaking, Fraser Street closings will be between Front Street and Exchange Street with intermittent closures/flagging north of Exchange Street.


  • Complete the traffic shift for Phase 2, Stage 2 and begin asphalt and concrete demolition in the roadway at Frasier and Church Street.
  • The intersection at Highmarket & Frasier will be opened, including all turning lanes.
  • There will be 2-way traffic at the intersection of Frasier & Church Street consisting of one open lane in each direction.
  • SPECIAL NOTE REF. THRU TRUCK TRAFFIC FOR HIGHWAY 17 NORTH: All Highway 17 north bound truck traffic must use the Front Street to Frasier Street Detour due to the lane restriction at the intersection of Frasier & Church Streets will not allow for a right hand turn. A message Board will be set up prior to the Front Street Detour as well.

Residents should expect traffic throughout the historic district.


Cherry Street Water Shutdown

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by sabed

Attention Residents: Water Shutdown on Cherry Street

Work will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1st. The contractor is ready to make the final water service tie-ins from the house meters to the new 6-in water main. The existing water main will be permanently shut down and the new main will be activated. The water shutdown is scheduled on Cherry Street between Elizabeth Street and Dunham Avenue between the hours of 8:00 AM to 12 noon and on Cherry Street from Dunham Avenue and Wilkinson Street from 12 noon until 4:00 PM. Twenty-one (21) residences will be affected by this work.

The City will also notify the residents by placing a notice on their door today.