New Year’s resolutions

  • Friday, January 3, 2014

File Mayor Bill Collins


In the spirit of the New Year, The Journal Scene asked local officials what their New Year’s resolutions were for the town and county. Here’s what they said:

Rita Berry, Greater Summerville/Dorchester Chamber of Commerce

1. Enhance our educational program opportunities for our members, as well as the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County community

2. Through our Workforce Development Division, we will continue to bridge the gap between education and workforce needs

3. On behalf of the Chamber’s Public Policy Division, we will identify and focus on three to four key areas of business advocacy to accomplish in 2014

4. Continue to support, enhance and promote Summerville as the Birthplace of Sweet Tea and the Sweet Tea Trail.”

Bill Collins, Mayor of Summerville

“I’d say my biggest goal is for council to work together in 2014 to finish the master plan for the town and begin steps to implement portions of it once it’s adopted because it’s the key to Summerville being the place we all want it to be for the next 15 – 20 years: a great place to live, work and play.”

Jan Hursey, Summerville DREAM

“DREAM’s main New Year’s resolution is to increase tourism into downtown Summerville. We’re taking over the Trolley Tours in 2014, increasing them from one tour day per month to three, for example. Our other resolution would be to increase the locals’ awareness of downtown Summerville, what is available and all that our businesses have to offer.”

Jay Byars, Dorchester County Councilman

“- Help ensure completion of Dorchester Road in early 2014

- Begin construction of Delemar Highway to Ashley Ridge High School in the first half of 2014

- Continue to constructively work with the Dorchester County Transportation Authority on Bacon’s Bridge Road improvements and the Old Fort Drive extension completion

- Open Phase 1 of the Ashley River Park site

- Begin trail enhancements for Sawmill Branch Trail and Eagle Creek Trails with the long-term goal of community connectivity

- Continue to seek ways to make Dorchester County more competitive for businesses to locate to so we can be a great place to live, work and play.

- Continue to build unity in our community with positive dialogue and engaging ideas to make our county a better place.”


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