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Dorchester County fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. County meetings are conducted in accessible locations, materials can be provided in accessible formats, and provided in languages other than English. If you would like accessibility or language accommodation, please contact the Title VI Coordinator one week in advance of any meeting at Dorchester County at (843) 832-0144.

Sales Tax Transportation Authority

Due to voter approval of the one-cent sales tax, the Dorchester County Sales Tax Transportation Authority (DCTA) implemented a program for infrastructure improvement projects. The program is funded by $125 million from the one-cent sales tax and the remainder provided by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), private contributors, and other sources.

Led by Chairman Mike Murphree, the DCTA meets at 6:00 PM on the second Monday of each month, except in August when the Authority meets on Tuesday because of a County Council meeting. Meetings are held in Council Chambers, 500 N. Main Street, Summerville (use the Cedar St. entrance).

Projects include constructing new roadways, widening existing major thoroughfares, paving 260 miles of dirt roads, improving intersections, resurfacing streets, and repairing sidewalks. Look for signs stating "Your One-Cent Sales Tax at Work" displayed at project locations.

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Please note that at the June 10, 2019 meeting, the DCTA voted to change their meeting time from 7:00 PM to 6:00 PM effective August 13, 2019.