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Dredging is officially dead
« on: October 23, 2019, 08:07:00 PM »
So just when you thought the dredging issue could not get any stranger. The county is taking the money for dredging and buying some land on the Sampit River for a industrial park. The rationale is that the property would have rail and water access? But if you don't dredge the port you cannot get to the Sampit! Never mind we have a couple of empty industrial parks around the county already. You really have to wonder what these people are thinking.

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Re: Dredging is officially dead
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2019, 12:40:47 PM »
A question:  Who owns the land?


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Re: Dredging is officially dead
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2019, 02:06:17 PM »
I tried to look up the property but Georgetown County does not have a system like Horry does to look on the map for ownership. Are you telling us some insider funny business is going on?


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Re: Dredging is officially dead
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2019, 11:55:18 AM »
Property is owned by RMS, a timber company that bought most of International Paper's lands several years ago.

I am personally opposed to the sale and I do think that there's something "hinky" with the way that it's being pushed and the lies that are being told regarding the usability of the property. 
There is no rail access.
Barge access without dredging is totally impossible even at high tide.
And the property has wetlands running all through it.

That being said, there's no secret as to the owners.
Just use the county's gis mapping website to find out information.
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Re: Dredging is officially dead
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 11:53:26 AM »
No need to dredge. The Steel Mill is closing again and the port is already closed. Why spend the taxpayer money for something that will not be used?