Our Guest Speaker on May 3rd was Sel Hemingway, Georgetown County Administrator
As County Administrator, Hemingway oversees the creation of operating and capital budgets for the county. Since 2015, he has been responsible for implementing capital projects funded by the penny option sales tax approved by voters the previous year. Hemingway provided the club an update on the many capital improvements that have been made possible by the sales tax.
He addressed progress on three fronts: Roads, Fire stations and Dredging. We are soon to see road work start in Maryville and on the Waccamaw Neck, and the work will spread to other roads after that. Fire station contracts are being solicited and Andrews is in process. Dredging in Murrells Inlet is eminent, but the Port of Georgetown is still undergoing study by the Corps of Engineers – no start date as of now.
Hemingway also spoke about the great success of the Bass Master Tournament and what it meant to the County and City. He mentioned the Redfish Tournament had just concluded and it was successful as well.
A very good summery of what’s doing in the county.