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If you would like to report a maintenance problem or request service, try our on-line request system @ Your Request by clicking below:
At Your Request
Ray C. Funnye, Public Services Director
Location: 2236 Browns Ferry Road, Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: (843) 545-3438
Fax: (843) 545-3486
Email: Malcolm Baldwin
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, (except for legal holidays)
Point of Contact: Malcolm Baldwin, Public Works Superintendent
Directions: Located off Hwy 51 approximately 5 miles NW of the intersection of Hwy 701 and 51
To improve and maintain earth and paved roads, construction and maintenance of storm drainage systems, and maintain the Georgetown County right-of-ways throughout the unincorporated areas of the county. Manage project construction and quality control. Coordinate the Georgetown County Transportation Committee´s pavement management program for the County´s secondary roads. Design and test materials for road construction. Improve, inspect and repair earth and paved roads, streets, drainage ways and parking lots. Manufacture and install street name signs and traffic control devices. Install storm drain pipes. Clean and maintain canals and ditches. Review subdivision development plans. Provide surveying support for various county projects. Construction of storm drainage systems and roads. Hauling: debris, dirt, mulch, rip-rap, slag, sand, etc. The Public Works Division also provides maintains assistance to Park Maintenance on various boat landings, and beach access areas from Garden City to South Litchfield.
Georgetown County Road Improvement Program
In 2012 County Council along with the County Transportation Committee (CTC) added another 1.80 miles to the over 21.8 miles previously approved paving projects that are in various stages of completions.
2010 Rural Roads Program:
TARA HALL AVE
GRAVEL GULLEY RD
FRANKS WILLIAMS RD
JACK RABBIT PL
MOSS DALE LN
RIDGE ST (CITY)
DUKE ST (CITY)
PARK ST (CITY)
WARD ST (CITY)
SEA MARSH AVE
Total 11.7 miles
2010 CTC Paving Projects:
Total 2.02 miles
2011 Rural Road Program:
CALVIN HARDEE RD
RUSSELL RD (BIG DAM)
Total 5.94 miles
2011 CTC Paving Projects:
PINE TOP RD
CHARLES INGRAM PL
OLD CHARLESTON RD
Total 2.16 miles
2012 CTC Paving Projects:
GOOD HOPE PL
Total 0.75 miles
2012 Rural Road Program:
Total 1.05 miles
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What authorization is required to place structures or plantings in established County Right-of Way?
A: On June 12th, 2007 Georgetown County Council adopted
ORDINANCE NO 2007-35 Any person desiring to erect, construct or maintain an encroachment upon county property must first obtain an encroachment permit. An encroachment permit may be obtained by filing a completed copy of the enclosed Encroachment Permit Form, accompanied by a $100.00 non-refundable application fee. Encroachment Permit Form
Q: How can I get a road that is currently private improved?
A: There are two ways that private roads can be improved with public funds in Georgetown County:
1. Hardship Petition: Procedures for one-time repair of a private road based on a hardship condition exist. Improvements are limited to rocking and grading and require a petition signed by all residents on the road where the improvements are proposed. The attached policy and procedures provide details and explain how to request this service. Private Dirt Road Hardship Improvements
2. 2 Mile Program In April 2012 Georgetown County updated procedures so that annually the County will take over maintenance and improve a maximum of two miles of roads that are currently private. The attached policy and procedures provide details on how the 2 mile program is administered. Improving Private Roads
Roads will not be paved under this program, however, once a road has been accepted into the County’s maintenance system a separate petition may then be submitted for paving under the C-Fund Paving Program as outlined below.
Q: How can I get my road paved? Is there a process?
A: Yes. You must request and complete a Rocking or Paving Petition by calling Public Works at 545-3438. The Division evaluates the petitions then scores each petition once per year in November. Petitions for the following year are due by April 1st. The Division scores the petitions based on criteria developed by the County Transportation Committee (CTC). According to criteria score, a CTC priority listing then serves as the implementation plan for road improvements based of the availability of funds. Reference CTC Road Improvement Procedures . For more information on the C-Fund program: C-Fund
Once the CTC has selected roads to fund, the remaining roads on the priority list go to County Council for consideration. County Council, under Ordinance 2008-81 annually collects the Road Users Fee which is used to improve transportation within the County. These improvements include rocking and paving as well as drainage, parking facilities and any other related needs required for general public access to publicly owned facilities. County Council, based on the available funds for the current Fiscal Year, will select additional roads to improve under the Road User Fee Program
Q: " Is there a schedule for roadway " Right-of-way maintenance?
A: Yes. The County maintains roads using a regular schedule rotating on a monthly bases.
Q: Whom do I call concerning problems with drainage and flooding?
A: The Public Works Division inspects and evaluates your drainage and flooding problems then makes recommendations call 843-545-3438 or submit your request on-line through @ Your Request
Q: When does the Division maintain the grass along county road in front of my home?
A: The Public Works Division established a rotating schedule for county roadway right-of-way maintenance. Roads are maintained on a rotating monthly schedule and grass cutting varies with the changing growing seasons.
Q: What actions has the county taken to relieve storm water problems?
A: Georgetown County has a diligent drainage maintenance program. Staff continually monitors and maintains miles of drainage ways and ditches throughout the County. Tremendous effort is made to stay ahead of potential problems. The County responds quickly to reported issues and has implemented an online service request program @ Your Request
In addition, a Stormwater Division has been established to monitor new construction, manage the stormwater utility and implement capital improvements that will help alleviate drainage problems throughout the County.
Q: What are the Storm Water Management Regulations?
A: Click on the link below for most current information.
Storm Water Management
Q: What is the purpose of the Georgetown County Roadway Design and Construction Manual?
A: It contains rules and minimum requirements for the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of all road systems within Georgetown County. Click on the link below to view the Roadway Design and Construction Manual.
Georgetown County Roadway Design and Construction Manual Approved 9-28-10.(5mb PDF)
"Call Before You Dig" (1-888-721-7877)
American Public Works Association (APWA)
The Palmetto Utility Protection Service, Inc.
South Carolina Technology Transfer Service
Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium
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