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Meeting to discuss Murrells Inlet dredging project postponed

A meeting scheduled for this week to discuss a Murrells Inlet dredging project has been postponed. (Source: WMBF News) A meeting scheduled for this week to discuss a Murrells Inlet dredging project has been postponed. (Source: WMBF News)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Georgetown County has postponed a public information meeting on plans for a Murrells Inlet dredging project expected to begin this fall.

The meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday, July 21. A new date has not been set.

According to a press release, county officials made the determination that a delay until after bids have been received and opened would allow staff to provide better, more complete information regarding the cost and timing of the dredging project.

Bidding is scheduled to close in early August and officials will look at a new date for the meeting at that point, likely scheduling for August.

The dredging project will be funded through Georgetown County’s Capital Project Sales Tax, which went into effect in May 2015 following a public vote, the release stated. 

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.

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.

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