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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

 12/31/2016

Ben Perkins

District #5

 12/31/2016

Cary Limehouse

District #6

12/31/2016

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

 12/31/2016

 Walter Limehouse

District #5

 12/31/2016

 

District #6

 

 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

 12/31/2016

Glen Zingarino

District #5

 12/31/2016

District #6

12/31/2016

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 

Joyce Davis - RESIGNED

District #1

05/20/2018

Jennifer Barkley

District #2

05/20/2017

Juanita Johnson Hill

District #3

05/20/2016

Patricia Parker

 District #4

08/05/2016

Sandi Emery

 District #5

05/20/2016

VACANT

 District #6

05/20/2016

Brandi Griffith

 District #7

05/20/2017

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. Its members are their terms are shown below.

 

          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.

 

Board of Elections & Voter Registration

The mission of the Board of Elections & Voter Registration Office is to promote and facilitate voter registration, properly maintain all voter registration records, conduct fair and impartial elections in accordance with state and federal election laws, protect the integrity of the election process for all, and provide quality customer service for every citizen.

          Members  

Term Expires

Rodney Profit, Chairman

3/15/2016

Queen Bowman

12/1/2020
        Ron Jaicks 3/15/2018
        Keith Timmons 12/1/2020
        Vacant
        Vacant  
        Vacant  

 

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

12/31/2017

Joyce W. Davis

12/31/2018

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

VACANT

 District #1

09/2018

Tracey Langley    

Clerk to Council - District #2

09/2020

 Michael Mann, Chair

Sheriff's Office - District #3

 10/2017

 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

09/2017 

 

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

 12/31/2016

Patricia Antonsen

District #5

 12/31/2016

Faith Sellers

District #6

12/31/2016

Tony Oglietti

District #7

 12/31/2018