Council votes to reduce DCTA size

  • Friday, July 25, 2014

Dorchester County Council passed first reading, by title only, to an ordinance that will bring the Sales Tax Transportation Authority back to its original size.

Council took this step after returning to regular session from executive session during its July 21 meeting.

Dorchester County Council created DCTA in 2005. The Authorityís membership was increased from seven to nine in 2011. Each member of Council has one appointment to the Board, subject to the approval of a majority of Council. The remaining two members are appointed by a majority vote of Council.

Specifically, the new ordinance would amend the Dorchester County Sales Tax Transportation Authority Ordinance 2005-03, Section 2, so that it would revert back to the original structure of seven members, according to Council Chairman Bill Hearn.

Other business discussed:

Council also voted to authorize Hearn to send a letter to the Dorchester County Sales Tax Transportation Authority requesting that the authority give favorable consideration to a proposal by the Limehouse family to install a second drainage pipe in conjunction with the Bacons Bridge Road widening project. The pipe is to be installed at the Limehouse familyís expense and the cost is not to exceed $15,000, Hearn said.

In addition, Council voted to allocate $120,000 from the Economic Development Fund for the installation of a water line at the Winding Woods Industrial Site by the Dorchester County Water Authority.

Finally, Council voted to appoint Mr. Sidney B. Jones III as the Dorchester County Delinquent Tax Collector. Jones replaces Susan Davis, who retired from the position June 30 but continued to serve as a contract employee until council appointed her replacement.

Jonesí term will run from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016, with a starting salary of $56,600 plus standard county benefits, Hearn said.

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