Federal funding approved for new LEC
by The Press and Standard | July 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: July 25, 2018 at 11:16 am
Colleton County Council was forced to meet for a short, special session on July 20 to meet the deadline for accepting a pair of grants coming to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.
Both the Community Facilities grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and will be used to underwrite some of the costs associated with the sheriff’s office personnel relocating to the new Colleton County Law Enforcement Center on Mable T. Willis Boulevard.
One grant for $50,000 will be used for the purchase of new office furniture and fixtures for the new facility, which is expected to be completed in early August.
The second grant, $49,700, will be used to purchase computer equipment for the sheriff’s office.
Local government is required to provide matching funds for both grants. The local match will come from the Capital Projects Sales Tax.
The sheriff’s office currently plans to relocate its operations to the new facility in stages.
After initially calling for the special meeting to receive the grants, county officials added two economic development ordinances to the agenda.
Council members gave a first reading, by title only, to one ordinance that provides for the sale of county-owned property and a second ordinance that will approve a fee-in-lieu of taxes.
Both the ordinances involve an unnamed company considering establishing operations in Colleton County.