Plans for new Dorchester Co. jail almost ready

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Dorchester County Council is inching closer to making plans official for a new jail location close to the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office.

The new location will be on Hodge Road, which intersects with Deming Way.

Council members approved the transfer of up to $1.2 million from the stormwater utility fund to a general fund to cover the purchase during a special meeting on Wednesday. The stormwater utility fund will be repaid from a jail bond approved earlier this year.

The land purchase has been delayed due to a provision that required other property owners in the industrial park to give their signature on a different use for the property.

One of those signatures is still missing, according to County Administrator Jason Ward.

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