Dorchester Co. approves $800,000 towards debris removal

Source: Patti Minus
Source: Patti Minus

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Dorchester County Council has approved spending up to $800,000 from the County Reserve Fund to go towards removing debris left behind by the recent ice storm.

Officials say the money from the County Reserve Fund will be used to activate contracts for debris removal and monitoring. The county is hopeful money spent on the contracts will be eligible for FEMA reimbursement.

Dorchester County has already received mutual aid assistance from Charleston County, City of Charleston, City of North Charleston, Greenville County, and the Town of Mount Pleasant.

Officials with the Dorchester County Emergency Management Department say there is still a significant amount of debris that needs to be cleared.

Residents are asked to put all debris on the roadside beginning Monday. Debris on county roadsides will be removed by contractors, while SCDOT will remove debris from state roads.

Yard debris sites will be open this week, but Sandy Pines will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, March 3.

According to officials, the County Reserve Fund has a balance of $3,804,145.

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