Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Application

City of Walterboro and Colleton County

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm, the City of Walterboro and Colleton County will hold a virtual public hearing concerning a joint application to be submitted to South Carolina Department of Commerce, Grants Administration on or about April 16, 2021, for a Community Development Block Grant.

Due to Covid-19 concerns, a phone/video conference virtual application public hearing will be held for the safety of the public. The virtual hearing will be held using an application accessible through your computer or mobile device. The meeting ID and link to view the meeting will be displayed on the City’s website at, the County’s website,, or on the LCOG website at   

The City of Walterboro is requesting approximately $2,094,533 to carry out the following activities. The City of Walterboro proposes to use CDBG funds to upgrade the sewer lines in Sub-System #3 and 1-East just outside the City Limits. The project will upgrade the sewer lines which are suffering from excessive rainfall inflow and groundwater infiltration (I&I) in the area. The I&I continues to threaten public health and safety from overflowing manholes to the possible collapse of roadways due to the poor conditions of the sewer lines. The City is committed to making the needed upgrades for a healthier community. The work to be done includes all or part of Gadsden Loop, Rivers St, King St, Red Comet Rd, Pine Needle Rd, Toya St, Austin Dr, Jackson St, Wilkie St, Grayson St, Sheldon St, Bancroft St, Del-Ray St, Brien St, Madison St, Jared St, and Birch St. It is expected to benefit approximately 741 residents with at least 51% being LMI.

This public hearing and the matters to be discussed are subject to the provisions of the City’s Citizen Participation Plan, developed in anticipation of participation in the State of South Carolina's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, providing for the participation of the citizens of City of Walterboro and Colleton County in the planning and implementation of community and economic development projects which will involve CDBG funds. The Citizen Participation Plan is available for review at Walterboro City Hall, 242 Hampton Street, Walterboro, SC and at Colleton County Administration, 109 Benson Street, Walterboro, SC between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Persons with questions or comments concerning the public hearing or the Citizen Participation Plan may contact Kimberly Mullinax, Lowcountry Council of Governments, Post Office Box 98, Yemassee, SC  29945, (843) 473-3964.

The City of Walterboro and Colleton County do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs or activities. Jeff Molinari, City of Walterboro, 242 Hampton Street, Walterboro, SC, 843-782-1000, and Deadgrea Sadler, Colleton County, 109 Benson Street, Walterboro, SC, 843-549-5221, have been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's regulations and implementing Section 5002 (24 CFR Part 8, dated June 2, 1988).

Note: Assistance will be provided to accommodate the special needs of disabled and/or LEP persons, upon request.

 Nota: Se proporcionará asistencia para satisfacer las necesidades especiales de las personas discapacitadas y/o LEP, bajo petición.  

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