Jack Scoville, the Mayor of the City of Georgetown gave a State of the City talk at last Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Georgetown at Chacon’s Restaurant on the beautiful Winyah Bay.
The Mayor delved into efficiencies that have helped the city come significantly under the budget while improving the accountability and morale of the workforce.
Major works have improved the lives of citizens. From new water mains in Maryville, the Ben Cooper kids park in the West End, and rehabilitation of East Bay Park, which when complete will have new tennis courts and walking trails are some of the highlights.
The City has received a deed to the majority of Goat Island which will lead to nature paths and docks for access, as well as to eventual installation of mooring fields for boats in the harbor. At that time, the city will be able to enforce boat mooring rules.
The upcoming meeting between the city and the potential purchaser of the steel mill on 5/10/2017, is an opportunity for a better understanding of the plan for the mill. He believes it is still important to go ahead with the rezoning, allowing the new entity to be grandfathered in as a mill as long as they operate. The Mayor wants to make it clear that they need to hire workers from within the city, as unemployment is high in the West End.