SCDOT holds presentation in Society Hill

By Jana E. Pye, Editor,

As several municipal meetings were held on the same night in Darlington County, the News and press was unable to attend the April 12th Town Hall meeting in Society Hill.

Many thanks to Town Clerk, Brenda Nettles, for sharing the following highlights from the meeting:

The Mayor of Society Hill, Tommy Bradshaw, noted that all assessments have been paid. A budget workshop is scheduled to be held on May 5th at Town Hall

The SCDOT held a presentation at 5:30 for public to present improvements at intersection of US 15, 52 & 401 (near Carolina Bank & Welsh Neck Church).

Residents were able to look at maps, ask questions, voice concerns, and make suggestions. They also spoke at regular meeting. The main issue was a concern of safety at that intersection. Plans are to change the angle of the intersection and close off Church Street. Non-local traffic could use St. David’s Street, while local traffic could use two other streets. With changes that are to be made, drivers would be better able to see, coming from either direction. Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2018-2019.

Councilwoman Michelle Steen, discussed the Darlington County 2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The town currently does not have an agreement with the county with FEMA in case of a disaster. Plans are being made to reinstate agreement so that town would be covered.

The town had a first reading of an ordinance to adopt the International Property Maintenance Code to address abandoned and dilapidated properties.

Mayor signed a proclamation for Sexual Assault awareness month for the Pee Dee Coalition.

The next Town Hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Author: Duane Childers

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