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Accommodation Tax Advisory Committee

County Council adopted Ordinance 97-10 on March 17, 1997, creating a Dorchester County Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee. This Committee advises Dorchester County Council on the expenditure of monies received by Dorchester County from the State of South Carolina through the Accommodations Tax.

The Committee makes recommendations for the appropriate expenditure of these monies to County Council. This written report is provided to County Council by September 1 of each year to cover estimated and/or actual revenues and proposed expenditures for the prior fiscal year monies. The Budget Officer staffs the Committee.

Members  

Representation

Term Expires

Ansonia Pickney

At Large

12/31/2018

Emmagene Rhodes

Lodging

12/31/2018

Gerry Dukes

Cultural

12/31/2018

Tracey Todd

Hospitality

12/31/2020

Tracie (Tre) Tucker Ray

Hospitality

12/31/2020

Ron Jaicks

Lodging

12/31/2020

Mike Hobson

Hospitality

12/31/2018


Aeronautics Board 

Dorchester County Council adopted Ordinance 86-05 on August 6, 1986, creating a Dorchester County Aeronautics Board. Each Council member appoints one member of the Board who must reside in Dorchester County. The terms of the Board members coincide with that of the County Council District Representative.

 

Members  

Representation

Term Expires

J.T. Greene, III

District #1

12/31/2018

Stephen A. Elks

District #2

12/31/2018

Thayer R. Arthur, Chairman

District #3

12/31/2018

Jim Friar

District #4

12/31/2021

Ben Perkins

District #5

12/31/2020

Larry Stone

District #6

12/31/2020

Douglas R. Lax, Vice Chairman

District #7

12/31/2018

For more information, please contact Don Hay, Airports Manager, at (843) 412-1999.

Board of Assessment Appeals

Dorchester County Council adopted Ordinance 79-04 on April 3, 1979, creating The Board of Assessment Appeals. The Board consists of seven members, one from each of the seven Council Districts, appointed by Council. The terms of the Board members coincide with that of the Council member from the District which the Board member represents. The Board hears appeals of property owners concerning the valuation, assessment and taxation of property. The Board may be convened by the action of the Assessor, the Chairman or any property owner who wishes to make an appeal.

Members  

Representation

Term Expires

Betty Harrison

District #1

12/31/2018

Ed Causey

District #2

12/31/2018

Marie Thomas

District #3

12/31/2018

Ted French

District #4

12/31/2020

Walter Limehouse

District #5

12/31/2020

William Riley 

District #6

12/31/2020 

Ben Cheatham

District #7

12/31/2018


Board of Construction Appeals

In the past, this board has been called the Codes Board of Appeals/Contractors Licensing Board.

Members  

Representation

Term Expires

Willie Jenkins

District #1

12/31/2018

District #2

12/31/2018

Michael Redden

District #3

12/31/2018

Myron Johnson

District #4

12/31/2020

Glen Zingarino

District #5

12/31/2020

Wendall Bailey

District #6

12/31/2020

Don Baus

District #7

12/31/2018

For more information, please contact Melissa Hopkins, Dorchester County Building Official, at MHopkins@DorchesterCountySC.gov 

Board of Disabilities & Special Needs

This seven-member Board is appointed by the Governor with recommendation by Dorchester County Council for four-year terms.

Members

 REPRESENTATION

TERM EXPIRES 

 

District #1

05/20/2021

Jennifer Barkley

District #2

05/20/2020

Juanita Johnson Hill

District #3

05/20/2019

Patricia Parker

District #4

08/05/2020

Sandi Emery

District #5

05/20/2020

District #6

05/20/2020

Brandi Griffith

District #7

05/20/2020

For more information about the work of this organization, please visit www.dorchesterdsnb.org or contact Celeste Richardson, Executive Director, at (843) 871-1285.

Economic Development Corporation

Dorchester County Council adopted Ordinance 79-23 on December 17, 1979, creating the Dorchester County Industrial Planning Board, which was renamed the Economic Development Corporation upon adoption of Ordinance 97-17 on May 5, 1997. The Economic Development Board was dissolved on 2016 and its responsibilities were taken over by a newly formed 501c3 corporation called the Dorchester County Economic Development Corporation.

Members  

Term Expires

Hank Taylor April 2020
Jim Martin             April 2020
Lauren Bailey April 2020
Councilman Bill Hearn April 2020
Councilman George Bailey April 2020
Anne Johnston April 2020
Ronnie Givens April 2019           
Skip Elliott April 2019
Linwood Ling April 2018
Bob Bennett April 2018
For more information please contact Dorchester County Economic Development at (843) 875-9109.

Foster Care Review Board

This Board is appointed by the Governor with recommendation by Dorchester County Council for four-year terms. If you wish to be recommended by Council, please complete an application and a consent form and mail them to Dorchester County, 500 N. Main Street, Suite 2, Summerville, SC  29483. Council will review your application and vote on a recommendation to the Governor. Note: In order to maintain independent oversight of cases reviewed, as of September 1, 2011, a Foster Parent with an active foster care license or a volunteer Guardian ad Litem does not qualify for service on a local Foster Care Review Board.

Members

TERM EXPIRES 

Tammy M. LeGates

09/15/2019

Betty Profit

Christopher J. Hollowell

12/31/2019

Joyce W. Davis

12/31/2019

Lynn Nowell


Grievance Committee

Dorchester County Council created a Grievance Procedure to apply to all County employees. The Grievance Committee is composed of seven employees who serve three-year terms with approximately one third of the terms set to expire each year. Any member may be reappointed for succeeding terms at the discretion of County Council. The Committee annually selects its own Chairman from among its members.

Members  

DEPARTMENT - District

Term Expires

 

District #1

09/2018

Tracey Langley    

Clerk to Council - District #2

09/2020

Michael Mann, Chair

Sheriff's Office - District #3

10/2020

Wendy Lee

EMS - District #4

09/2018 

Dena Barnhill

Facilities - District #5

01/2020

Theresa McKnight

EMD - District #6

10/2018

Tiffany Heber

Planning and Zoning - District #7

09/2020 


Library Board of Trustees

Dorchester County Council adopted Ordinance 79-03 on April 2, 1979, creating a Library System, including a Library Board. The Ordinance was amended with the adoption of Ordinance 95-11 on December 11, 1995. The Board consists of seven members who serve four-year terms. Each County Council member appoints one member to the Board.

Members  

Representation

Term Expires

Keturah Inabinett

District #1

12/31/2018

Katherine Pemberton

District #2

12/31/2018

Andrew Gentry

District #3

12/31/2018

G. Warren McCarl, MD, MPH

District #4

12/31/2020

Thomas Socha

District #5

12/31/2020

Beth Seago Sabine

District #6

12/31/2020

Bill Collins, Chairman

District #7

12/31/2018

For more information about the Dorchester County Library, please visit http://www.dcl.lib.sc.us/.

Procurement Appeals Board

Dorchester County Council adopted Ordinance #83-05 on March 21, 1983, establishing a procedure for purchasing and procurement, including the creation of a Procurement Appeals Board. It was amended by Ordinance #97-13 on April 7, 1997. Members serve four-year terms with each member of County Council responsible for making one appointment.

Members  

Representation

Term Expires

Ralph Martino

District #1 (teacher)

12/31/2018

Terry Walker

District #2 (attorney)

12/31/2018 

Valeria Anderson

District #3 (secretary)

12/31/2018

Les Dial

District #4 (wholesale grocer)

12/31/2020 

Kelly Knight, Chair

District #5 (attorney)

12/31/2020 

Pete Knight

District #6 (construction)

12/31/2020

John Leviner

District #7 (engineer/architect)

12/31/2018


Seniors Inc. Board of Directors

On November 19, 1979, Dorchester County Council voted to create a Board to take over the operation of the County Senior Citizens program. Each Council member appoints one individual from his/her District to the Seniors, Inc., Board of Directors.

Members  

Representation

Term Expires

Vernell Lee

District #1

12/31/2018

Emily Watts

District #2

12/31/2018

Ann Shields

District #3

12/31/2018

Tim Huber

District #4

12/31/2020

Patricia Antonsen

District #5

12/31/2020

Faith Sellers

District #6

12/31/2020

Tony Oglietti

District #7

12/31/2018