Georgetown Mayor Jack Scoville addresses The Rotary Club of Georgetown on the state of the city.
Mayor Scoville says the state of the city is good. The budget is sound; the fire rating went up to two, whereas the county fire rating is at seven. This may result in decreasing fire insurance rates for businesses and residences in the city. The storm water project in the Historic District is successful, and next, work on pipe replacement in Maryville and storm water drainage in the West End needs to be done.
Coastal Carolina University is expanding its use of the property in the 800 block of Front Street for teaching and coastal research, and this is the type of property use that Georgetown needs to promote in future. There will be up to 300 students using the facilities.
The Mayor is optimistic that the City Council will approve a motion to accept a Federal Community Development Block Grant that will be administered by the SC Department of Commerce to facilitate rebuilding in the 700 block of Front Street at Thursday night’s (11/20/2014) Council Meeting.
There is a real possibility of a boutique hotel going up on Front Street. The consultants studying Georgetown are optimistic that one would thrive as destination location.
A beautiful place to live and work and quality of life are the selling points for the city in future.