Repairs begin for Georgetown Harborwalk following Sept. blaze

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - Friday marks one month since a fire ravaged several buildings on Front Street in Georgetown.

On Thursday night, council members voted to start repairs on the Harborwalk. The RL Morrison company, won the bid for nearly $68,000.

"The contractor will come and as I understand it, replace two pilings that suffered burns instead of just repairing them," said Georgetown Mayor Jack Scoville."And the contract requires the Harborwalk be returned to as close to its original condition as possible."

Mayor Scoville says the cost is covered by insurance, but the city  has to pay the $1,000 deductible.

If construction goes as planned, repairs should be completed by Christmas.

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