County Council fishing for funding for boat landing | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 14, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: April 12, 2017 at 11:26 am
Colleton County officials are seeking signatures to address concerns about the condition of the dock at the Chehaw Boat Landing.
Colleton County currently has $160,594.66 sitting in the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Water Recreation Resource Fund.
Every year, Colleton County Administrator Kevin Griffin explained, a portion of the revenue generated by the sale of hunting and fishing licenses is allocated to each county.
Most of the time, county governments allow those annual allocations to stockpile to be used to cover major expenses in providing outdoor recreation opportunities like boat landings.
The county wants to use $52,500 from that allocation to address the needs of the Chehaw Boat Landing, located on the Combahee River in Wiggins.
But to secure that funding, the county government needs to have the Colleton County Legislative Delegation recommend releasing those funds to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Those are the signatures the county officials are collecting.
Griffin said the dock pilings have deteriorated to the point where they have become a safety concern. “The dock needs to be replaced,” Griffin said.
About a decade ago, he added, the state added an aluminum floating dock to the end of the wooden dock and that is still in good shape.