School Superintendent Randy Dozier said last year the school district is hoping to attain additional property near Waccamaw Intermediate School for future expansion of the school.
The County Board of Education has already approved the transfer of property, but final approval was on the list of items being proposed to Georgetown County Council Tuesday night.
The county received about four acres of land to build a larger library.
County Library Director Dwight McInvaill said late last year that the plans are to proceed with a one-story library rather than a two-story building.
The original one-acre parcel of property would have been small for a one-story structure, according to McInvaill.
“It will benefit young and old alike and we will have a one story structure that is safer and more accessible to everyone.," he said.
Funds are also being raised to help with the construction costs of the new library, which will be called The Library Center — Waccamaw.
The Major Donor campaign is ongoing, and the “Challenge to Build” group has raised about $155,000 for additional space and inside amenities for the new building.
After the major donor fund-raising campaign, the campaign will then go to the general public, said Kim Fox, campaign coordinator for Challenge to Build.
The public will recieve information about the new library and how they can contribute to its construction and other needed features.
The Challenge to Build group is hoping to raise at least $1 million.
Part of that extra money will provide 4,200-plus square feet for an auditorium and catering kitchen; a Heritage Center & Gallery for local archives, cultural activities and exhibits; computers and other essential 21st century technology; as well as a separate space to encourage learning among young adults.
“This property transfer will enable the new Waccamaw Neck Branch Library to be built as a one-story structure to provide for increased safety and easier access for people
using the building, especially school children,” according to the county.
“The property transfer will provide space for additional expansion of the new Waccamaw Neck Branch Library in the future as the population grows on the Waccamaw Neck.
The property transfer will enable the new Waccamaw Neck Branch Library to be accessed from Saint Pauls Place, thusly avoiding increased congestion on Wildcat Way. It will not involve left turns onto Willbrook from Wildcat Way. The property transfer will enable Georgetown County to develop the site for the new Waccamaw Neck Branch Library in a more environmentally sensitive manner. Information from the county also said, “The property transfer will provide Georgetown County with 4.05 acres of valuable frontage on Willbrook Boulevard for 7.26 acres of interior property of comparable value to the School District plus transfer of Wildcat Way to the County. The property transfer is a fair one which will benefit the citizens of Georgetown County greatly through better resources for kids and increased neighborhood property values.”
In other business, County Council heard a report about the bids for the construction of parks and buildings associated with the Capital Improvement Projects. First reading was tabled regarding the county's amended county tree ordinance.