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County Sets Public Meeting to Discuss Murrells Inlet Dredging Project

Posted on July 19, 2016

The Georgetown County Public Services Department has scheduled a public meeting in the Murrells Inlet community to present plans for an inlet dredging project expected to begin this fall.

The meeting is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at the Murrells Inlet Community Center.

Officials say a main component of the project will address dredging of jurisdictional areas belonging to the Army Corps of Engineers. This component will also include a beach renourishment element, as sand reclaimed in the dredging effort will be deposited on the beachfront at Garden City Beach, where sand is badly needed. A second component of the project involves dredging of access channels the county is required to maintain. An option was also given to private landowners to partner in the dredging effort.

This project is funded through Georgetown County’s Capital Project Sales Tax, which went into effect in May 2015, following a public vote. Several other projects funded through the tax are already under way, including countywide road improvements and construction of fire substations.

Source: News2

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