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Call to Order : Invocation. Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Input on Agenda Items

Presentation : SC Department of Juvenile Justice, Raise the Age Statute by Ms. Torsha N. Anderson, County Manager.

Resolutions and Proclamations : (RTA) Proclamation No. 2019 01, to Recognize the Colleton County High School Band of Blue Winter Percussion 2019 CWEA Championship (Proclamation attached) . Proclamation No. 2019 02, to Recognize the Colleton County High School Band of Blue's Performance in the 2019 National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, DC and Performance on Good Morning America on ABC-TV (Proclamation attached) . Proclamation No . 2019 03 to Recognize the Colleton County Middle School Cadet Percussion and Cadet Guard 2019 CWEA Championship (Proclamation attached) .
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Proclamation No. 2019 04, A Proclamation Designating November 2019 as Brag About Walterboro Week 3 November 10 ,

(Proclamation attached) . Old Business :

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New Business : Ordinance 2019 08, An Ordinance of the City of Walterboro, South Carolina, Amending the Comprehensive Fee Schedule for the Public Safety Department, First Reading (Ordinance attached) .

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Ordinance 2019 09, An Ordinance to Amend Ordinance 2019- 03, So As to Set the Local Option Sales Tax Credit Factor in the Fiscal Year 2019 2020 Budget, First Reading (Ordinance attached) .

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Consideration of Accommodat ions Tax materials attached) .

Request to Close a Funding Recommendations f rom Advisory Committee (Memorandum
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Section of Howell Street for the Annual Youth Fair on August 10, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. to P.M. by Miracle Deliverance Center (Letter attached) .

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Consideration of Stop the Violence March on August 17, by Juanita Harvey, Preserving, Enriching and Reaching Love (PERL) (Letter Parade Permit Form attached) .

Request to Hang Banner Announcing Brag About Walterboro the and 10th 4:00

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to Display November 3 10, 2019 and Placement of Brag Signs, Christan Spires, Tourism Director (Memorandum attached) . Request to Hang Banner Announcing 2019 Festivelo November 6 10, 2019, Christan Spires, Tourism Director (Memorandum attached) . Committee Reports : City Manager' s Report: Introduction of New Associate Municipal Judge, Timothy Rowe. Consideration of Task Order 3 with Hybrid Engineering, Inc. to Provide Engineering and Design Services and Observation of Construction Services Not to Exceed 60, 945 for East Side Water Upgrade Project (Memorandum and Task Order attached) .
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Executive Session : Receipt of Legal Advice: Loitering Ordinance. Provision of Sewer Services by the City Interchange . Potential Purchase of Property.

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1. Open Session : Council May Take Action on Matters Session.

ADJOUR.m,ENT . Discussed in Executive South Carolina Denanment ot Juvenile JusUce Freddie Pough, Director Mayor and City Council 242 Hampton Street Walterboro, SC 29488 P.O. Box 21069 Columbia, SC 29221-1069 www.state.sc.us/djj Henry McMaster Governor

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State of South Carolina

My name is Torsha Anderson and I'm the County Manager with SC Department of Juvenile Justice here in Colleton County. I am requesting to be placed on the agenda to provide and share some information as it relates to the new Raise the Age (RT A) Statue, Regionalization, and County data. I'm requesting approximately 10-13 minutes to provide this to you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 843-584-4193. I look forward in hearing from you as to when I can be placed on your agenda to present. Thanking you in advance.

Respectfully Submitted,
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Torsha N. Anderson Torsha N. Anderson

County Manager Cc: Betty Hudson (Mayor/City Council Office) Colleton County Office 219 South Lemacks Street, Suite 157 Walterboro, South Carolina 29488
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Phone: (843) 549-1509 Facsimile: (843) 549-1750

Proclamation No. 2019-01 By the Mayor and City Council Walterboro, South Carolina

WHEREAS, the Colleton County High School (CCHS) Band of Blue has a tradition of serving as proud representatives of Walterboro and Colleton County; and WHEREAS, the Colleton County High School Band of Blue Winter Percussion competed in and won the 2019 Carolina Winter Ensemble Association Percussion Scholastic Novice Championship held on March 24, 2019 at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC; and WHEREAS, this is the second CWEA championship for the Band of Blue Winter Percussion winning the gold medal; and WHEREAS, the members of the Band of Blue Winter Percussion include: Lorenzo Hall, Justin Fronek, Cameron Moultrie, Jasmine Calloway, George Ritchie, Ariel Bowers, Kashawn Lambright, Zander Richards, Tayron Levant, Anya Elliot, Joelle Johnson, Jim Bunton, William Finigan, Jacob Havers, Nick Jackson, Megan Newton, Catherine Bunton, Zaterekia King, Ali Cook, Sean Fanchette, Jelazia Ford, Stephanie Amold, Devin Valentine, Adam Robertson, Zach Q'uinn, Davontae Hills, Gavin Thurston, Ethan Thurston, Joel Crosby, Sammy Ferguson, Felicity Steward, Anthony Lisbon, Michaela Bennett, Haley Jackson, Eric Campbell and WHEREAS, this is the third Carolina Winter Ensemble Association Percussion Championship for the Colleton County Band of Blue. The CCMS Cadet Guard won the Cadet Class and the CCMS Cadet Percussion won the Cadet Percussion Class. WHEREAS, the Band of Blue Winter Percussion's performance is a tribute to the dedication of the members, parents, directors, support staff, students and fans; and WHEREAS, these performances and competitions contribute greatly to the character and quality of life in our community; and

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WHEREAS, the student members of the Band of Blue Winter Percussion have been outstanding ambassadors for our city and county and our city is very proud of the accomplishments of these students; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council wish to congratulate the Colleton County High School Band of Blue Winter Percussion members and Band Directors Tom Finigan, Nick Infinger, Gary Stroupe and Cathy Meshach, for their outstanding work. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, by the Mayor and Council, in Council Assembled, that we join the entire community in recognizing these tremendous achievements by proclaiming, August 7, 2019 as: BAND OF BLUE WINTER PERCUSSION DAY, in the City of Walterboro; and
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BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED, that the Mayor and City Council encourage the community to show its support for these talented young citizens and extends it best wishes to the entire staff of the Band of Blue.

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DONE, this 6th day of August, 2019.

William T. Young, Jr., Mayor ATTEST:

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Betty J. Hudson, City Clerk

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Proclamation No. 2019-02 By the Mayor and City Council Walterboro, South Carolina

WHEREAS, the Colleton County High School (CCHS) Band of Blue has a tradition of serving as proud representatives of Walterboro and Colleton County; and WHEREAS, the Colleton County High School Band of Blue performed in the 2019 National Cherry Blossom Parade held on April 13, 2019 in Washington, DC; and WHEREAS, the Band of Blue performed on Good Morning America on ABC- TV with Actor and comedian Anthony Anderson; and WHEREAS, the members of the Band of Blue including seniors: Robert Adams, Austin Ballew, Onyx Barksdale, Michaela Bennett, Dyneira Brown, Terrence Brown, Jim Bunton, James Chisolm, Joel Crosby, Tre Ferguson, Shaniya Fields, Ja'niah Francis, T ylan Gant, Madison Garren, Alexis Gilliland, Caleb Grinberg, Lorenzo Hall, Jacob Havers, Makayla Hinz, Delaney Howard, Nick Jackson, Lexi Lee, Anthony Lisbon, Kevin Morales, Cheyenne Myers, Megan Newton, Hunter Pinckney, Jada Priester, Jasmine Pryor, Karrington Reed, Zander Richards, Willow Roberts, Felecity Steward, Alan Washington, Jelazia Williams and WHEREAS, this is the second time the Band of Blue has performed in this national parade and community; andcity, county andrecognitionbrought national to our WHEREAS, the Band of Blue's performance is a tribute to the dedication of the members, parents, directors, support staff, students and fans; and WHEREAS, this national performance contributed greatly to the character and quality of life in our community; and

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WHEREAS, the student members of the Band of Blue have been outstanding ambassadors for our city and county and our city is very proud of the accomplishments of these students; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council wish to congratulate the Colleton County High School Band of Blue members and Band Directors Tom Finigan, Nick Infinger, Gary Stroupe, Cathy Meshach, Tracy Smith and Thomas Finigan for their outstanding work. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, by the Mayor and Council, in Council Assembled, that we join the entire community in recognizing these tremendous achievements by proclaiming, August 8, 2019 as: BAND OF BLUE RECOGNTION DAY, in the City of Walterboro; and
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BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED, that the Mayor and City Council encourage the community to show its support for these talented young citizens and extends it best wishes to the entire staff of the Band of Blue.

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DONE, this 6th day of August, 2019.

William T. Young, Jr., Mayor ATTEST:

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Betty J. Hudson, City Clerk

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Proclamation No. 2019-03 By the Mayor and City Council Walterboro, South Carolina

WHEREAS, the Colleton County High School (CCHS) Band of Blue has a tradition of serving as proud representatives of Walterboro and Colleton County; and WHEREAS, the Colleton County Middle School Cadet Percussion and Cadet Guard competed in and won the 2019 Carolina Winter Ensemble Association Championship held on March 24, 2019 at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC; and WHEREAS, this is the third CWEA championship for the CCMS Cadet Percussion winning the gold medal; and WHEREAS, this is the second CWEA championship for the CCMS Cadet Guard winning the gold medal; and WHEREAS, the members of the CCMS Winter Percussion include: Jahrnari Washington, Kyle Shock, Jabari Grant, Deandre Breland, Dayzanae Neals, Carlos Soto, Javarious Doctor, Jakari Jenkins, Terreon Gatewood, Willis Stivender, Peyton Grant, Eric Campbell, Ali Cook, Kadence Koger, Sam O'quinn, Devon Valentine, Davontae Hills, Atreyl Hollman, Dominick Jackson, lanneshqa Perez, Abigail Reyes, Robert Parks; and WHEREAS, the members of the CCMS Winter Percussion include: Banks, Brianna; Butler, Brittany; Carter, Deianeira; Deciancio, Emily; Halle, Katelynn; Hornsby, Nykehia; Hudson, Kayla; O'quinn, Kaitlyn Padgett, Eva; Rhodes, Jada; Richard, Alison; Roscoe, Emily; Vamadoe, Makenzie; Walling, Pippa; Barnes, Kaylie; Boyert, Lilian; Breland, Alysia; Carter, Reagan; Cole, Josephine; Durr, Destiny; Green, Allysa; Hernandez, Carina; Heyward, Jacobiah; Hunt, Ava; Johnson, Kaliyah; Patterson, Charity; Rhodes, Calliana; Smoak, Adi: and WHEREAS, the Colleton County Middle School Cadet Percussion and Cadet Guard performance is a tribute to the dedication of the members, parents, directors, support staff, students and fans; and WHEREAS, these performances and competitions contribute greatly to the character and quality of life in our community; and

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WHEREAS, the student members of the Colleton County Middle School Cadet Percussion and Cadet Guard have been outstanding ambassadors for our city and county and our city is very proud of the accomplishments of these students; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council wish to congratulate the Colleton County High School Band of Blue Cadet Percussion and Cadet Guard members and Band Directors Tom Finigan, Nick Infinger, Gary Stroupe, Cathy Meshach and Guard Instructor Tracy Smith, for their outstanding work. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, by the Mayor and Council, in Council Assembled, that we join the entire community in recognizing these tremendous achievements by proclaiming, August 9, 2019 as: BAND OF BLUE WINTER ENEMBLE DAY, in the City of Walterboro; and
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BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED, that the Mayor and City Council encourage the community to show its support for these talented young citizens and extends it best wishes to the entire staff of the Band of Blue.

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DONE, this 6th day of August, 2019.

William T. Young, Jr., Mayor

ATTEST:

Betty J. Hudson, City Clerk

moccAMAT10ffff0. 2019-04 By the City of Walterboro, South Carolina Brag About Walterboro Week WHEREAS, the City of Walterboro is a vibrant and forward thinking community full of southern hospitality and great economic potential, and WHEREAS, a vital component to our continued evolution and groynh is drawing new visitors and residents to Walterboro, an effort that starts by creating a positive environment that will foster prosperity and advancement, and WHEREAS, the City of Walterboro is committed to engaging its residents with initiatives that promote pride and civic involvement, which is proven to contribute to a robust and socially, environmentally and financially sustainable community. and WHEREAS, the people of Walterboro and Colleton County are a great resource, we are asking that citizens support a city-wide campaign during which signs will be displayed outside homes and businesses, reinforcing what makes them proud to live in Walterboro, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Walterboro, South Carolina, in Council Assembled, that November 3-10, 2019 shall be designated as BRAG ABOUT WALTERBORO WEEK in the City of Walterboro and encourages its citizens to participate in this campaign, making a visible statement that we are committed to improving the quality of life for all citizens in the City of Walterboro and Colleton County, and are proud of the achievements of our town. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and caused the official seal of the City of Walterboro, South Carolina, to be affixed in this 6th day of August. 2019.

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William T. Young, Jr., Mayor

ATTEST:

Betty J. Hudson, City Clerk

From: Date: Subject:

City ofWalterboro 300 Hampton Street I Walterboro, SC 29488 843-782-1065

www.walterborosc.org MEMORANDUM
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Jeffrey P. Molinari

City Manager

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Amy J. Risher Finance Director

Police Security
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During special events and the holiday season, the Walterboro Police Department has the option for local businesses to request police officers to conduct security services. Once the local business executes the agreement, officers have the option to act as a security officer for the local business in addition to their normal shift.

In order to continue to provide these services, a review was conducted. The current fee does not support the cost to provide these security services. Current Fee

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per hour (two-hour minimum) Proposed New Fee 4() per hour (two-hour minimum)

City staff recommends the increase to cover the hourly rate in addition to employer social security match, retirement match and workers compensation fees. Should City Council adopt the proposed fee, the local business will be invoiced through the City Finance department. ORDINANCE NO. 2019-0B

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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WALTERBORO, SOUTH CAROLINA, maNDING THE COMPREHENSIVE FEE SCHEDULE FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTENT .

WHEREAS, the City of Walterboro from time to time must review its fees and charges and make adjustments as necessary; and WHEREAS, the need to maintain a comprehensive fee schedule for all City of Walterboro fees is necessary; and WHEREAS, the fees recommended by the Mayor and Walterboro City Council are as follows: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council the City of Walterboro, the following fees are amended of or adopted : PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTION'I' FEES : POLICE OFFICER - SECURITY SERVICES :

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40.00 per hour with a two-hour minimum

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This Ordinance shall become effective September 3, 2019.

DONE, this ATTEST :

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Betty J. Hudson Municipal Clerk

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First Reading: Public Hearing: Second Reading:

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William T Young, Mayor

ORDINANCE 2019-09

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AN ORDINANCE TO ORDINANCE 2019-03, SO AS ro SET THE LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX CREDIT FACTOR IN THE FISCAL YEAR 2019- 2020 BUDGET.

WHER.EAS, the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget was adopted with the passage of Ordinance 2019 03 on June 4, 2019; and, WHEREAS, City Council has determined that a need exists to amend said budget to set the Local Option Sales Tax Credit Factor for the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE 2AYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WALTERBORO, SOUTH CAROLINA, IN COUNCIL ASS BLED, that the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget be amended as follows: A local option sales tax credit factor of . 0016641. shall be established. This ordinance shall become effective upon adoption . ADOPTED, this ATTEST :

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Betty J. Hudson City Clerk

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First Reading: Public Hearing: Second Reading:

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day of 2019.

William T. Mayor

To: From: Date: Re:

City of Walterboro 300 Hampton Street I Waterboro, SC 29488 843-782-1065

www.walterborosc.org Qccocnanoaa ono jaw eonun Ue Walterboro City Council
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Jeffrey P. Molinari, City Manager

Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee

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Approvals at July 18, 2019 meeting

At its regularly scheduled meeting held on July 18, 2019, the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee approved the following requests: Request for 30 Promotion Fund Walterboro Tourism Commission Requested 80,000 Should this recommendation be adopted by Council, Walterboro Tourism Commission will remain the Designated Marketing Organization for the City of Walterboro for fiscal year 2019-2020. Requests for 65 Tourism Fund Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce Turkey Trot Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival SC Artisans Center billboards City of Walterboro local billboard program Coil CW Rice Festival w/Dino ROAR BMX Bike Show Palmetto Cycling Coalition Walterboro Festivelo Walterboro Tourism Commission Walterboro Rocks Requested 3,000 O,OOO 15,600 21,000 22,500 24,040 60,000 Should these requests be approved as submitted, the projected remaining balance for 2019-2020 will be approximately 78,933. The remaining funds will be for consideration at the next scheduled meeting. Therefore, the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee respectfully requests City Council approve these items.
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City of Walterboro

DMO 30 Accommodations Tax Funding Request Project Name: 2019-2020
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Walterboro The Front Porch of the Lowcountry DMO

Amount requested from A-tax: Approx. 80,000 (30 tourism funding estimate for DMO) Organization Name: Tax ID Number: Contact Name: Address: Phone fax: Email:
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Walterboro Tourism Commission (DMO)

27-0473097 Christan Spires Tourism Director
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1273 Sniders Highway Walterboro, SC 29488

843-538-4353 office 843-909-4325 cell

843-538-4356 (fax)

cspires@walterborosc.org ProjecVEvent Description (narrative): The Walterboro Tourism Commission, an I.R.S. designated 501 c (6) nonprofit organization, is a central tourism resource dedicated to increasing visibility of the tourism industry within the Walterboro area in an effort to attract crucial tourism
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related dollars and economic growth, as well as the development and promotion of Walterboro as a tourist destination. The Executive Committee consists of the Mayor of the City of Walterboro/appointee, the City Manager of the City of Walterboro, an appointee of Walterboro City Council, and Tourism Director as Secretary/ Treasurer. As Designated Marketing Organization (DMO) for Walterboro, WTC manages the 30 tourism marketing funding. In a collaborative effort, a marketing plan is being implemented to

continue the momentum and direction Walterboro has already developed as the Front Porch of the Lowcountry ; building upon Walterboro's success in branding our city with the red rocking chair logo. City Council recently trademarked our logos. The 30 tourism funding is estimated at approximately 80,000. This accommodation tax funding provides for a comprehensive advertising campaign to improve consolidated billboard advertising, digital and print advertising efforts, SCPRT Cooperative advertising, as wetl as brochure distribution and visibility. The duration of this project is fiscal year July 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2020.

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Benefit to Tourism and/or the Community:

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Joint efforts to successfully promote Wa(terboro's cultural, historical and recreational opportunities ensure the long term sustainability and economic development through the growth of the tourism industry. By increasing the profile of Walterboro through this advertising campaign and fostering a better understanding of tourism's role in economic, cultural and social development of our area, these promotional dollars result in

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increased overall prosperity consistent with the economic development plan and increased overnight stays.

To track effectiveness of this project, we wilt utilize a number of tools, including visitor information logs at the Welcome Center (please see attached Welcome Center tracking graph), leads generated through online advertising, as well as Google Analytics for the City of Walterboro website. Tourism is a 22.6 billion industry in South Carolina and supports one in every 10 jobs in the state. This year numbers of visitors to the Walterboro Welcome Center increased, which can be attributed to continued advertising, red rocker branding, an increase of updated brochure materials and added locations for visitors to find them, and increased visibility through PR and events. The SCPRT Tourism Advertising Grant gave us extra coverage and great cooperative advertising opportunities.

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Accommodations Tax Tourism Marketing Funding Request 2019-2020

Funding: Accommodations Tax allocation 30 tourism funding: Total Funding Expenses: Advertising Broadcast Media: Print Media:

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(such as Southern Living, Garden Gun, The Post and Courier Charleston Magazine, Mount Pleasant Magazine)

Digital Advertising (to include SCPRT Coop Advertising: Billboards: Marketing and Promotion
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Promotional items and press kits:

Flyers, brochures Project Total 80,000 80,000 15,000 12,500 14,500 28,000 10,000 80,000 Project Name: Amount Requested Organization Name; Tax ID Number: Contact Name: Address: Phone Fax: Email:

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City of Walterboro Accommodations Tax Funding Request 2019

Turkey Trot 5K Run 3000 Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce 570293773
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Jeremy Ware/Debbie Strickland President

Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce

403 E. Washington Street Walterboro, SC 29488

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843-549-9595 843-549-5775

chamberpresident a colletoncounty.org

PROJECT VENT DESCRIPTION (NARRATIVE)

The Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce, an I.R.S. designated 501 (c) 6 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the promotion of business and economic well-being in the City Walterboro and Colleton County. The Chamber of Commerce is recognized as the premier source of information on the entire community including tourism, events, activities and business information.

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Every year the Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce hosts this races not only for local family recreational activities but also to attract tourist from all. Last year we had people from over 5 different states attend this race.

Funding: 3,000. The accommodations tax funding supports our comprehensive advertising campaign to improve our advertising via* print, multi-media, radio, brochure distribution and with the possibility of billboard advertisement.
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Project Duration: November 28, 2019

Benefit to Tourism and/or the Community: We will insure sustainable economic growth for the City of Walterboro through the development of increased tourism dollars and secondary growth of businesses related to and benefiting from tourism. By enhancing the image of Walterboro through these events and advertising campaign, we will create a positive atmosphere of community involvement that supplements tourism's crucial function of economic, cultural and social development of our area. This application of promotional dollars will result in a stronger economy consistent with the economic development plan and increased overnight stays.

Project Tracking: Tools will include but are not limited to visitor registration at the Chamber of Commerce, website registration statistic and sign up rosters for the event. Project Summary: Accommodations Tax Funding: Fiscal Year 2019 so FUNDING( TOTAL FUNDING EXPENSES: Advertising Broadcast Media Print Media 2

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Cooperative Advertising Billboards

Marketing and Promotions Promotional Material, Media Kits Flyers, Maps, Brochures, Banners Signs, Posters, Website, Social Media
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Facilities Services Restrootn facilities

Administrative Expenses PROJECT TOTAL s 3000 s 3000 s s 1500 1000 500 s 3000
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City of Walterboro Accommodations Tax Funding Final Report Year funds received:

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Please provide the following information directly on this forn.

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Project Name: Contact Name: Walterboro Chamber of Commerce Turkey Trot Jeremy Ware Phone: 843-549-9595

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PROJECT COMPLETION: Were you able to complete the project as stated in your original application? If no, state any problems you encountered.

111. PROJECT SUCCESS: Yes Please share any additional comments regarding the project. (e.gr, lessons learned, successes, problems encountered. etc.) Good turnout. Attracted people as far away as Virginia, Racc gets bigger every year

lv. PROJECT SUMMARY DATA: Record numbers in table below to reflect funds received and attendance foru to two ears.

Total bud et of event. ro ect

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Amount funded by City of Walterboro A-tax

Amount funded by A-tax from all sources Total attendance Total tourists* 1500 1500 108
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* Tourists are generally defined as those who travel at least 50 miles to attend; however, the Committee considers every project/event on a case by cases basis.

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METHODS: Please describe the methods used to capture the attendance data listed above (license plates, surveys, etc; Registration and sign in sheets via paper on online portal

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PROJECT EXPENSES: Attach report with final project expenses paid for by City of Walterboro A-tax funding.

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Vil. ORGANIZATION SIGNATURE: Provide signature of official within organization, verifying accuracy of above statements.

Name Date Project Name: Amount Requested Organization Name: Tax ID Number: Contact Name: Address: Phone Fax: Email:

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City of Walterboro Accommodations Tax Funding Request 2019

Fall Festival 10,ooo Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce 570293773 Jeremy Ware President Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce
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403 E. Washington Street Walterboro, SC 29488

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843-549-9595 843-549-5775

charnbemresident@colletoncounty.org

PROJECT/EVENT DESCRIPTION (NARRATIVE)

The Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce, an I.R.S. designated 501 (c) 6 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the promotion of business and economic well-being in the City Walterboro and Colleton County. The Chamber of Commerce is recognized as the premier source of information on the entire community including tourism, events, activities and business information.
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Last year the Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce hosted this event and it was well received from the local community as well as tourist. We had vendors from many different counties participate. We were unable to accurately determine the amount of tourism from last year and have sought out the advice from Tourism Director, Michelle Strickland, to capture an accurate of the tourist.

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Benefit to Tourism and/or the Community: We will insure sustainable economic growth for the City of Walterboro through the development of increased tourism dollars and secondary growth of businesses related to and benefiting from tourism. By enhancing the image of Walterboro through these events and advertising campaign, we will create a positive atmosphere of community involvement that supplements tourism's crucial function of economic, cultural and social development of our area. This application of promotional dollars will result in a stronger economy consistent with the economic development plan and increased overnight stays.

Project Tracking: Tools will include but are limited to visitor information logs at the Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce, visitor sign-in records at tourist destination points, website visitor statistics, sign up rosters for the event, brochure distribution and replenishing statistics, visitor map usage (at lodging sites) and event statistics through collaborative reporting of community activities are organizations.

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Project Duration: The festival date is October 26 2019.

Permits: We will request road closures for the 5k portion of the festival early Saturday morning. Funding: 10,000. The accommodations tax funding supports our comprehensive advertising campaign to improve our advertising via, print, multi-media, radio, brochure distribution and signage. Project Summary: Accommodations Tax Funding: Fiscal Year 2019 FUNDING TOTAL FUNDING EXPENSES: Advertising Broadcast Media Print Media Marketing and Promotions Promotional Material, Media Kits Flyers, Maps, Brochures, Banners Signs, Bill Boards, Website, Social Media

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Facilities Services Restroom facilities

PROJECT TOTAL
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0
s 3,000

I OOO s 5000 1000

City of Walterboro Accommodations Tax Funding Final Report Year funds received:

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Please provide the following information directly on this form.

1.
PROJECT INFO: Organization Name:

Project Name: Contact Name: Walterboro Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival Jeremy Ware Phone: 843-549-9595

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11.
PROJECT COMPLETION: Were you able to complete the project as stated in your original application? If no, state any problems you encountered.

111. PROJECT SUCCESS: Yes Please share any additional comments regarding the project. (e.g., lessons teamed, successes, problems encountered, etc.) Great success Advertising earlier assisted in double participation We had over 50 vendors participate an t e crow was estimate

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lv. PROJECT SUMMARY DATA: Record numbers in table below to reflect funds received and attendance foru to two ears,

Total bud et of event ro ect

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Amount funded by City of Walterboro A-tax

Amount funded by A-tax from all sources Total attendance Total tourists* FY 2018 6000 6000 4000 1500
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* Tourists are generally defined as those who travel at least 50 miles to attend; however, the Committee considers every project/event on a case by cases basis.

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V.
METHODS: Please describe the methods used to capture the attendance data listed above (license plates, surveys, etc; Vendor applications. verbal communication. registrations and tourism director.

No additional detail provided

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VI.
PROJECT EXPENSES: Attach report with final project expenses paid for by City of Walterboro A-tax funding.

No additional detail provided

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Vil. ORGANIZATION SIGNATURE: Provide signature of official within organization, verifying accuracy of above statements.

Name Sig Title Date South Carolina Artisans Center The Official Folk Art and Craft Center of South Carolina Tax ID 57-0983458 May 20, 2019

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1.
BASIC INFORMATION

A. Project Name: SC Artisans Center Marketing Promotions Board of Directors President Rebecca Broderick Co',letoa County School District Vice-President Sandra Ferguson CEO Vetetans Victory House Secretary Kris Moore Walterboro. SC Treasurer Dolly Droze Accounting PigglY Wiggly Carolina SusM DuPtessis Arts Coordinator

Tagged Passions:market, grocery, arts, Treasurer, education, and TREASURER

SC Alls Commission

Mary Hunt SCAC Founder Goldsboro. NC Dawn Dawson-House Director Public Relation SC Parks, Recrealion Tourism Bob Dostet Artist Lancaster. SC
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Kenneth Hodges SC House of

Represencative Gate Doggettc Executive Director Deborah Appleby Marketing Director
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B.
Requested Amount:

No additional detail provided

C.
Total Project Cost:

No additional detail provided

D.
Applicant Information:

15,600 (2) Billboards 15,600

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1.
57-0983458 2. Kristin Mumford - Executive Director 3. Deborah Appleby Artist Liaison 4.318 Wichman Street

Walterboro, SC 29488 5. 843-549-0011 scartisanscenter@gmail.com

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Narrative:

The South Carolina Artisans Center has become an ambassador for Walterboro and the State of South Carolina as we represent some of the best artists our state has to offer. The South Carolina Artisans Center is the largest single tourist attraction located in Walterboro. We have established, through visitor surveys, that our most consistent and successful marketing tool is billboards, specifically those located on Interstate 95. Like any other established business we would like to continue to grow in both customer footprints and sales. With the Accommodations Tax dollars we received through the past years plus another SCPR T TAG grant, the South Carolina Artisans Center now has 2 Billboards with an additional 2 Billboards through the assistance Of temporary state funding. Additionally, we have Banners in 2 of the SC Welcome Centers of which are made possible through matching TAG grants as well as a new rolling video Banner with our Walterboro presence through 2018-19 funding in 2 additional SC Welcome Centers. The Artisans Center is again requesting the support of the Accommodations Tax Committee. We need to continue our strong visibility to tourists and visitors by continuing the use of the Center's (2) billboards on Interstate 95 and (2) Welcome Center Banners. We are requesting 15,600 to continue the lease to promote the SC Artisans Center. We have recently replaced the vinyl 's on all of the billboards and have also replaced Welcome Center banners and added the new rolling video media banner with our new logo to coordinate with matching funds from our TAG Grant to continue our strategic marketing plan.

Tagged Passions:funding, grant, business, leasing, market, strategic, sale, accommodations tax, taxes, Taxes, transportation, advertising, and signage

A.
General Project Description:

The South Carolina Artisans Center was officially designated the Official Folk Art and Craft Center of South Carolina by Governor Jim Hodges in 2000. The Center was originally conceived as a rural economic tourism development project. Early in the planning stages it was determined this Center would have an economic impact upon the entire state and the project's planners proceeded to make this happen. Today, as a major tourist destination, we continue to draw visitors to our area from across the country and around the world. The Center now showcases the work of over 200 artists from across the state of South Carolina, provides educational programs through workshops and demonstrations as well as promoting community outreach to residents and visitors alike.

Tagged Passions:planning, rural, arts, development, tourism, program, and Development

Some Of the major accomplishments of the South Carolina Artisans Center include:

We continue to be a major Tourist Destination off 1-95. Approximately 351,000 people have visited the Center over the past twenty five years. Over 95 of the Center's customers have traveled from outside of Colleton County and over 85 are visitors from another state. The majority of our customers have taken time from their travels to stop in Walterboro, shop at the Artisans Center and enjoy our exhibits. They also look for other places in Walterboro to shop and dine. The City of Walterboro has made downtown a wonderful place to send our visitors.

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We also welcome tour groups, large and small, almost every month and this year was exceptionally good for tour groups. Numbers range in size from 5 50. While on their day trip of sightseeing and dining, the groups are looking to purchase an item(s) that would be commemorative of their trip. As with individual visitors, these groups are looking for local attractions, shops, and historical venues to visit. The Center always offers information about local and area places to visit, dine, shop, and spend the night.

The South Carolina Artisans Center is currently open as a Tourist Attraction/Retail Venue in the Walterboro area and is open for business 6 days a week with extended holiday hours. Because of our regular scheduled hours of operation, the Center has been designated as an official stop for the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor. A stop through the Visitors Center ensures that literature and engaging conversations about Walterboro, Colleton County, and the entire heritage corridor is distributed to travellers. B. Benefit to Tourism: and C. Benefit to Community: The South Carolina Artisans Center has become an Ambassador for the state of South Carolina. As a representative of the finest our state has to offer, the Center has has consistently pursued all avenues of advertising and marketing including a FaceBook, Instagram and Twitter pages and through our website www.scartisanscenter.com Feature articles on the Artisans Center (giving Walterboro and Colleton County increased media exposure) written within the past several years have appeared in the following publications: Most recent includes; PRTC-Community Calendar, The Colletonion, The State, Post Courier, Beaufort Gazette, Times and Democrat, Charleston Magazine, SC Livingand Living in Carolina as well as Travelocity, Expedia, hups://qrolinaliving.comkulture/sc-artisans-center The Center was showcased on Channel 4 News as a must see destination. The Center was part of an article written for FODOR'S, an Intemational Travel Guide. http://www._fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/south- carolina/charleston/tvalterboro/ South Carolina Living (November 2018) next tt nc yon 're dritung Ulong 1-95 to or f' om the coast and need to *nake a Pit stop, consider Plfllrng off at Exu 57 in Walterbonj Not far]'rotn the highway sits the South Carolina Artisans Center. IJ tbc spnall toa n OJ Walterboro is tbc front porch of tbc it's fitting Ibat it 's home to lhe state's Offiaal Sonth C.arolind Folk Art ttnd Cr,tJl Center.

Tagged Passions:business, market, travel, historical, arts, tourism, advertising, purchasing, social media law, corridor, and holiday

Visuors can meander through the roans filled u.'lth artworks than 300 of Sott 1b Carolina tclmg from 32 counties. Ibeje are showcascd in looks aud feels like an art bul ctnally curated retail shop. IVOt sttrpnsmgly, the pna/0 it)' o]' its aisitors are out-of-state

v,tcdtloners sc ektng souvcnn s. and intcrwr decorators look ing unique hmne and OJJ cc 11 rnisbtngs. You don't have to be on your way to or from somewhere to stop m. ...consider making this a day trip. The Center has also developed a website zvzvzv.scartisanscenter.com to keep up with the growing number of travelers who get their information through the Intemet. The Artisans Center is also featured on links to other sites such as SCPRT, SCItvays, South Carolina Tourism News, and South Carolina Traditional Arts Network, the City of Walterboro, Colleton County, Discover Walterboro and the Colleton Musetnn Farmers Market. This exposure has and will continue to generate many first time visitors to Walterboro. The increase in the Center's visits by tourists means more room rentals and meals served by our hospitality industry.

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Tracking:

The Center continues to experience increases in the number of visitors, with a high percentage of these visitors coming from 1-95 travels. This has been encouraged by the marketing of the Center through billboards, brochures and visitor center banners and video walls. Center is one of the biggest promoters of local businesses and recommends local restaurants, downtown shops, historical highlights, the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary and the use of our motels and Bed Breakfasts. (Tracking numbers for past 3months attached) E. The duration of this project: The fiscal year ending June 2020.

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F.
Permits (none required)

BUDGET:

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Adams Outdoor 3 billboards 1200 per4weeks 15,600 SC Welcome Centers QVQ3

(Hardeeville, Fort Mill, Landrum, Little River) 8,960 SC Welcome Centers QI/Q4 (Hardeeville, Fort Mill, Landrum, Little River) 8,370 Adams Outdoor (in county) 18,720 Budget LLC Billboards (in county) 7.200 58,850

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City of Walterboro

Accommodations Tax Funding Request

Project Name: Amount requested from A-tax: Organization Name: Tax ID Number: Contact Name: Address: Phone fax: Email: 2019-2020

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Walterboro Billboard Package 2019 -

21,000

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City of Walterboro

57-6001119 Christan Spires Tourism Director
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City of Walterboro

242 Hampton Street

Walterboro, SC 29488 843-538-4353 office 843-908-2169 ceti
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843-538-4356 (fax)

cspires@walterborosc.org 2020 Project/Event Description (narrative): The City of Walterboro installed 4 billboards promoting lodging, shopping and dining in Walterboro along 1-95 and in Jacksonboro on Hwy 17 in the Fall of 2008. This package price has remained the same but several boards have been added free of charge. Specifically, this package includes:
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SC Highway 17 S at Jacksonboro facing Northbound traffic SC Highway 17 S at Point South facing Southbound traffic SC Highway 17 S. at Pocotaligo facing Southbound traffic SC Highway 17A - East of the airport facing Southbound traffic

Jeffries Blvd. just beyond Academy Road facing Southbound traffic

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1-95 mm 30 Double Board facing Northbound traffic 1-95 mm 103 facing Southbound traffic 1-95 mm 82, North of St. George facing Southbound traffic

The City requests the continuation of these billboards for 2019 2020 as they are a part of the consolidated efforts of the billboard committee and the Front Porch of the Lowcountry/Red Rocker branding. It is estimated that 21 ,OOO is needed to fund this project to include fresh vinyls this year.
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The start and end date for this billboard contract is July 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2020.

No additional detail provided

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Benefit to Tourism and/or the Community:

Billboards are Walterboro's most effective Red Rocker branding along the 1-95 corridor. The popularity of Walterboro as an overnight stop off 1-95 and Highway 17 has been greatly enhanced by our billboards. Visitors are charmed by Walterboro's quaint atmosphere and are encouraged to return. These tourists stay in the locat hotels, eat at our restaurants, and patronize local attractions and shops. The Welcome Center tracks visitors, noting how they found us or heard of us, This tracking shows the effectiveness of this billboard program and that it works to bring both travelers from the Interstate and travelers on Savannah Highway going towards 1-95 from Charleston or Myrtle Beach areas for a stay in Walterboro.

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Accommodations Tax Funding Proposal Request - 2019-2020

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City of Walterboro Billboard Package

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21
,OOO (to include production of new vinyls)

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City of Walterboro Accommodations Tax Funding Request

Projcct Name: Organization Namc: Contact Names: Federal ID Number: ATAX Rcqucst Amount:
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2020 Colleton County Rice Festival

No additional detail provided

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Colleton County Rice Festival 403 East Washington Street, Suite A Walterboro, SC 29488 843-549-1079 843 5496232

Jimmy Trippe/Josh Bell 57-0691 134

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22,500.00 Colleton County Rice Festival - Rice Run BMX Bike Show Tour de Lowcountry Dino ROAR Dinosaur Show-Mighty Kicks-The Catalinas-Fireworks Finale

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Proiect vent Description (narrative)

The Colleton County Rice is held annually during the last full weekend of April. Now in its 45th year, the Southern Tourism Society has recognized the Festival as one of the top 20 events, which covers 12 states. It ha.s become a premier springtime cvcnt throughout the Palmetto State and offers something for every age and taste. In 2019, an estimated 15,000.00 visitors attended the Festival over the weekend long event. T hc Festival is drawing more out of town people and getting bigger cach year. The activities will begin with the Rice Fcstivat Beauty Pageant. The Tour de Lowcountry Bike ride is scheduled for March 28th. The Bike Ride, in its Rix ycar, brought in over 1 75 riders, with 170 of the riders from out of town. The Ride had riders from seven stateq, South Carolina. North Carolina, Georgia. Tennessee, Colorado, Kentucky and as far away as California. The next event is The Tastc of Waltcrboro on April 21st followed by the VIP Luncheon on April 23rd . The actual Fe tival days will be April 24th and April 25th. We will be able to usc our Amphitheater in 2020 with our local talent on the stage during the festival days. Also, appearing on Friday night will be the Mighty Kicks Band and Saturday night the Beach Music band, The Catalinas. We have a special show coming in from Ohio called Dino-ROAR. It is a show with fossil tent and animated Dinosaurs to educate the kids and adults about dinosaurs. We had to book this show two years ago because they are in such high demand. We are bringing back everyone's favorite 'Show the BMX Bike Show. As always the Rice Run brings in over 300 runners and walkers, many from out of town. We will end the festival with thc fircworks on Saturday night as the Festival Finale. All in all, we feel that the above events bring in visitors from all over to stay in our motels and dinc in our restaurants. The Rice Festival Committee will obtain all permits required.

Tagged Passions:recognition, University of South Carolina, tourism, restaurants, hotel, beach, events, Bicycles, festival, and bicycles

Because of the continuing success of the Rice Festival with results that sustain and promote a growing economy, an all-out effort is presently underway by various local groups and organizations to encourage visitors to come into the county and city. The Rice Festival Committee Members are actively involved in many of these endeavors and are working closely with community leaders to make Walterboro and Colleton County a favorite destination of visitors throughout South Carolina and tourist motoring along 1-95. With the new Discovery Center and Amphitheater we feel like it will do nothing but enhance the Rice Festival.

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Benefit to Tourism and/or the Community

No additional detail provided

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Special events and programs that enhancc the quality of life make for an attractive package in enticing the traveling public in this area. Colleton County will never be heavily industrialized but can capitalize on its cultural, natural and historic resources to bring more visitors into the County. The more visitors that come to Colleton County the more secure are tourism related jobs. Increased visitors also mean increased sales and tax collections. We are strategically located on the 1-95 South/Nonh Corridor and just 32 miles from 1-26. These kinds of activities certainly appeal to travelers who will eat in our restaurants, stay in our motels and shop in and about the Walterboro area.

Many food, arts and crafts vendors and participants in the Rice Run and Tour de Lowcountry are out of state and stay overnight at the local hotels, eat in our various restaurants and shop in several of the retail outlets. Visitors are charmed by the quaint atmosphere and are encouraged to return. We estimate that vendors, runncrs participants, and visitors will utilize at least 120 hotel rooms.

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City of Walterboro Accommodations Tax Funding Final Report Year funds received: F y I q

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Please provide the following information directly on this forn

1.
PROJECT INFO: Organization Name:

Project Name: Contact Name: RUFe.5+;v/a.L- Phone: 7058

11.
PROJECT COMPLETION: Were you able to complete the project as stated in your original application? e.s

No additional detail provided

If no, state any problems you encountered.

111. PROJECT SUCCESS: Please share any additional comments regarding the project. (e.g., lessons learned, successes, problems

encountered, etc.)

(V. PROJECT SUMMARY DATA: Record numbers in table below to reflect funds received and attendance foru to two ears.

Total bud et of event/ ro ect Amount fttnded by City of Walterboro A-tax Amount funded by A-tax from all sources Total attendance Total tourists*
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* Tourists are generally defined as those who travel at least 50 miles to attend; however, the Committee considers every project/event on a case by cases basis.

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V.
METHODS: Please escribe e methods used to capture the attendance data listed above (license plates, surveys,

etc.)

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VI.
PROJECT EXPENSES: Attach report with final project ex nses paid for by City of a. cheape- Walterboro A-tax funding.

No additional detail provided

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Vil. ORGANIZATION SIGNATURE: Pro ide signature of official within organization, verifying accuracy of above statements.

Signature Date

Accommodations Tax Funding Proposal Request 2020

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Direct Tourism Expenditures:

TV Channel 5: Radio: Billboards:
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Other (flyers, brochures, posters, direct e-mail, website and misc.)

Entertainment and Cultural Art Programming With regional appeal: Total: 7,000.00 2,500.00 5,500.00 5,500.00 2,000.00 22,500.00
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Festivelo XXII 2019/Palmett0 Cycling Coalition Accommodations Tax Funding Request 2019

Basic Information A. Project Name: Walterboro Festivelo XXII m19: Four Day Bicycling Event in Walterboro. SC. (7Wenty- Second annual) B. Amount requested from A-tax: C. Total Cost of Project: D. Applicant Information 24,040

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Organization name with Federal ID number Palmetto Cycling Coalition 57-1030701

No additional detail provided

Contact Name and Title of person submitting application Amy Johnson Ely, Executive Director, Palmetto Cycling Coalition 3. Address

PO Box 50066, Columbia, SC 29250 4. Phone, Fax and E-mail 803-445-1099 (office) 706-714-8450 (cell) Email: amy a pccsc.net

11.
Narrative Provide a detailed description of the project to be accomplished with A-tax funding to include at least the following mandatory components:

No additional detail provided

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A.
General Description (Include information about innovative ideas, community support, partnerships and evidence of management capability) Festivelo is recognized as one of the most unique bicycling festivals in the USA Founded by Charles Fox and the Fox Family, Festivelo is a bicycling touring event based at the Farmers Market Museum in downtown Walterboro, S.C. The ride normally brings in 280-350 riders along with an additional 50-75 people who are non-riders and or volunteers from 25-30 states and usually a few countries each year, for several days. 2019 will mark the 22nd annual FestiVELO Ride, taking place November 6- I O, 2019, out of Walterboro, SC.

Our annual four-day event offers your choice of morning rides in the Walterboro Colleton County area: 20-30 miles, 5S 65 miles, or 95-105 mite routes to suit your ambition and skill level that are fully supported with restrooms, food, and mechanics. There is delicious food: Hot meals at yout lunch rest stops each day, and when you return to home base in Walterboro in the afternoons, we have more food and festivities for you: themed dinners, drinks, activities and entertainment planned for you to celebrate your riding accomplishments. The terrain is flat and once out of the Walterboro, there is not a lot of traffic. There will be multiple groups (speed/distance) for those who want to Hammer and those who just want to ride, stop along the routes, and visit the different attractions: All routes are flat. All these routes

Tagged Passions:recognition, market, agriculture, downtown, events, farmers market, volunteer, festival, and traffic

make good First Century Ride. Over 400 miles of riding and only 12 miles of overlap. Support and Gear (SAG): The riders and the course are constantly monitored and help is always not far away.

First time 100 Milers Thursday: On Thursday, we lead a ride for those who have never broken the 100-mile mark. The course is flat and everyone finishes. We have from 8 AM in the morning till 5 PM in the evening. Also, a trophy is given to the first time 100 milers.

Iron Butt Award: Also, ride 100 miles all 4 days and earn the Festivelo 100 Mile Iron Butt Trophy

PLUS ever.v night will also include FREE S'MORES and I lot I)ogs by the catnplire. as well as classic movies under the stars 'I'hursday.Saturday. HOT MEALS EACH DAY AT THE LUNCH REST STOPS. There are multiple rest stops each day and a themed hot lunch is served on the route each day. -Yahoo and Moon Pie -Shrimp and Grits -Southern Pimento Cheese

-Gratitude day- Thanksgiving meal hot turkey sandwiches

Walterboro affords the perfect location for a multiday bicycling event. Walterboro is located

approximately an hour from Charleston, S.C., an hour from Beaufort, S.C., an hour from Hilton Head, S.C. and 1.5 hours from Savannah, Ga. The Walterboro location affords the opportunity to have a great ride early in the day and then visit Walterboro or surrounding cities in the afternoon and/or evening. However, event organizers encourage everyone to stay in Walterboro and participate in the many different Festivelo events and visit the restaurants, antique shops, and the other businesses. The city of Walterboro has a nice downtown area with a variety of restaurants, antique shops, art, and professional services. After riding in the moming, participants are encouraged to hike in the 800-acre wildlife sanctuary in Walterboro with hiking/biking/walking trails along with many other attractions.
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B.
Benefit to Tourism

Festivelo typically brings in over 400-500 people to Colleton County, from a total of 25-30 states and a few countries. Approximately 68 of registered riders were from outside of South Carolina, and approximately 95 of registered riders were from over 50 miles outside of Walterboro. In 2018, we estimate that approximately 800 hotel room nights were utilized by the participants along with filling the available B and B's, RV and camping locations. We program the Festivelo event from 5:30am until 9:30pm, so it is impossible for ride participants to engage in the event without engaging in the experiences provided in the City of Walterboro. Very often, ride participants bring their family members along, since there are so many social opportunities programed around the ride. Since the ride has normally consistently increasing participation most years, led by roughly the same crew of organizers, the expectation is that the Walterboro Festivelo XXI 2019 will surpass 2018. We know our participants visit the local restaurants, antique shops, art venues, and points of interest. In addition, Festivelo makes evety effort to use local vendors in Walterboro Colleton County. The popularity of cycling has been on the rise in recent years and Walterboro offers the perfect location. Positioned close to major interstates, but located in a large county where many different routes can be designed and many points of interest can be promoted on each day's ride.

Tagged Passions:arts, tourism, restaurants, hotel, transportation, events, and program

Walterboro is afforded international visibility, as well as additional press coverage in all forms of media. Many segments of the rides are filmed and photographed and shared with family, friends, and the international bicycling community. The numbers of riders participating in Festivelo continues to increases each year due to the additional advertising, extended stay hotel discount

packages. Festivelo demographics are represented by a median age of 55 years and a higher than average median income with disposable income. As the population in the USA increases in median age, people are seeking events such as Festivelo to stay healthy, active, and connect with new friends. Over the past two years, Festivelo has been directly responsible for completely booking the Bed and Breakfast venues in Walterboro, filling all allotted RV and Camping sites, and accounted for overa 1000-1100 hotel nights, each year, during the 4 day event. Our participants stay in the local hotels, eat in our various restaurants, and shop in several of the retail outlets. Visitors are charmed by the quaint atmosphere and are encouraged to return.
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C.
Benefit to Community

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Because of the multiple ways Festivelo impacts the local economy, including through hotels, restaurants, shops, paying for local SAG stop accommodations, the event has a financial benefit for the full spectrum of diverse communities of Walterboro. The HQ is located in the city of Walterboro's downtown, additionally benefiting the local and often homegrown small businesses and shops of downtown. Additionally, the event provides a relaxed atmosphere for good natured fun and fitness, which offers only positive vibes from tourists visiting Walterboro. And finally,

event organizers are homegrown in SC, with a heart for the lowcountry, so naturally cultural engagement is built into every SAG stop, giving tourists a chance to meet many others from Walterboro's various churches, etc., whose volunteers often host the SAG stops. The social settings of the SAG stops is one of many reasons ride participants come from all parts of the US to enjoy themselves. D. Tracking: Number of hoteVmotel room nights projected to be added as a direct result of this project (Include brief explanation as to the calculation used for this estimate as well as description of how you plan to track this information). We project a conservative estimate of 900-1000 hotel rooms for 2019. We know that we will have approximately 280-350 riders along with an addition 50-75 non-riders and volunteer organizers show up for 2-5 days/nights, and the majority stay 3-4 nights. A conservative estimate based upon the first two years Festivelo has been located in Walterboro, Festivelo will
Tagged Passions:business, finance, restaurants, hotel, downtown, events, church, small business, volunteer, and economy

be responsible the booking of over 1000 hotel and Bed and Breakfast nights. In 2018, we estimate that approximately 800-900 hotel room nights were utilized by the

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participants along with filling the available RV and camping locations.

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E.
Duration of Project (Start and End dates)

The event will occur from Nov 6-10, 2019, but many volunteers show up Nov 5th. Up to 30 volunteer and staff ride organizers are in Walterboro for 5-7 days. The project is prepared in those initial days, by: posting signs, parking routes, raising banners, setting up the venues for meals, music, SAG, and ride HQ, and preparing other managers and volunteers in a host of meetings.

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F.
List Permits (if any required) Charles needs to answer this No permits are utilized during the ride, but to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations. event organizers do coordinate with the local sheriff, police, and fire department.

No additional detail provided

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G.
Additional comments (optional)

111, Budget Budget Item Print Media ads in specific trade magazines (Adventure cycling, Bicycling, Etc) witl be developed with Walterboro and promote Walterboro as the home of Festivelo and a bicycling friendly community

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Social Media/Electronic Marketing (FaceBook, Instagram, Browser Ads, etc,)

Expen se Ad's 4,000 2,500

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Promotion Direction Signs (Around the City of Walterboro)

No additional detail provided

Port o let Toilets - Clean Management

Trailer Based Toilets Clean Management Cycling Event Guide 36 pages (Co-Branded and promotes the City and business in Walterboro. Not only for Festivelo but for distribution locally and mailed to over venues to promote Walterboro/Festiveto, and business in Walterboro) This is a unique promotion and witl be recognized by leading tourism and bicycling publications.)

Tagged Passions:recognition, business, tourism, and events

Flyers brochures/ postcards mailers and postage to bicycling stores and clubs primarily in several states

Walteboro/Festiveto Iphone/Android App for year round promotion

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Website fees, World wide web placement maintenance for Event.

Website Bicycling Routes development and Posting (available year round for anyone visiting Walterboro) Oval stickers with Walterboro Festivelo

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Walterboro/Festivelo year round RidewithGPS account. Promotes nationaly and internationally with walterboro web sites.

Total Budget 1,200 1,700 2,690 1,500 2,500 800 300 250 24,0 40

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City of Walterboro

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Accommodations Tax Funding Request

Project Name: Amount requested: Organization Name: Tax ID Number: Contact Name: Address: Phone fax: Email: 2019-2020 Walterboro Rocks Advertising Campaign 2019-2020 60,000

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Walterboro Tourism Commission

27-0473097 Christan Spires Tourism Director
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1273 Sniders Highway Walterboro, SC 29488

843-538-4353 (office)

843-909-4325 (cell)

843-538-4356 (fax)

cspires@watterborosc.org Project Description (narrative): The Walterboro Rocks campaign is a comprehensive plan designed to implement a variety of advertising methods to draw visitors to Walterboro for
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increased overnight stays.

The Walterboro Tourism Commission, an I.R.S. designated 501 C (6) nonprofit, is a central tourism resource dedicated to increasing the exposure of local attractions in the Walterboro area. The purpose of the commission is to promote Walterboro as premier travet destination. has successfully created a comprehensive Walterboro Rocks advertising campaign to boost our visibility with the Red Rocking Chair Brand. The organization will to continue to develop and expand advertising and marketing plans through consistent brand recognition. The Walterboro Welcome Center, located at exit 53 off 1-95, is approximately halfway between New York and Florida, between Savannah/Beaufort and Charleston along Highway 17. The goal is to put Walterboro on the map as a destination for travelers as they make their way along 1-95 and local thoroughfares through strategic advertising placement. The duration of this project is fiscal year July 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2020
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Benefit to Tourism and/or the Community:

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By marketing the antiques, historic, cultural, and nature and resources in

Walterboro, the Lowcountry Region, and South Carolina, this project aims to capitalize on the economic impact it wilt bring to this area. An influx of new visitors wilt not only boost revenue for local businesses with overnight stays and crucial tourism related dollars, it will create the potential for new residents who will further invest in the community. WTC works with other local organizations on Walterboro Rocks , continuing to develop cooperative advertising with the South Carolina Artisans Center, the
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Colleton Museum and Farmers Market, Friends of the Great Swamp Sanctuary, and annual festivals and organizations.

Tracking: WTC wilt continue to track the effectiveness of this Walterboro Rocks campaign utilizing a number of tools, including visitor information logs at the Welcome Center, hotel occupancy data, leads generated by online advertising, and Google Analytics of the City of Walterboro website. 65 Accommodations Tax Funding Proposal Request - Advertising: Broadcast Media Print Media

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(such as, Southern Living, Garden Gun)

Digital Advertising (to include SCPRT coop TAG match) Marketing and Promotion:
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Flyers, brochures, Post Cards, signs, promotional items

Project Total 2019-2020 17,500 15,000 22,500 5,000 60,000 07/17/2026 15:11 843-549-5560 BP MOTOR SALES INC KES Matter PAGE 01

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On Saturday: August 10, 2019 (11:00 A.M.4:OO P.M.): Miracle Deliveruwe Center will host our Tenti Annual Youth Fair. We un rstand the different obstacles that our youth face from day to day. We seek to empowa the ofotr community by providing them with the tools they need to be successful in life. As an ou each we look to diese goals through at atmosphere of and safety, while providing to th0E who may be less fortunate.

The Youth F will consist of am-filled activities strh B'. face-paintings, prizz giveaways, jump castles, a , food and a more. To ensure safey of All pMicipants, we cordially asking for City of Walterboro government, to the closure the intersection Loop and Howell Street up until the first residerwe on left of Howell ms closure would only be for the deration of our event. This will help to jat no ze inju ed by dwing the event; as well as allow for more room for the cbil en to have fin. We also reqtEsting thM Walterboro City Police Fire Deparmanw a part of the event. Tbis will be a way to edtEate the general public of ffe vrious jobs thn law enforcement Firemen have to perfom while on duty. As well as this well help to break the barriers between the general public and law Finally we are requesting permission to plue for e even in the neighboring community around the church.
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Miracle Ikliverance Center greatly appreciates your time, consideradon, continued support and fervent prayers of pe e unity; in helping us to con nue to make our annual youth fair a conti.med success.

You,

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illiam D. Polite, Jr.

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Yalo Scriven Di.rector (843-599-4969) Dotde Carlton, Williams, Jnldo Brown Cornmittee (843-599-7872)

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Miracle Deuvennee Center 600 Padgett Loop/P.O. Box 1771

Walterboro, SC 29488 vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvwvvvvvvvvvvvvvy 10th ANNUAL YOUTH FAIR AUGUST 10 , 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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600 PADGETT LOOP FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES*

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*WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

OUR KIDS MATTERI OUR CHILDREN COMMUNITY NEED you Skip the lines and register early Advance America 664 Be//s Hwy. For more information about the Youth Fair events please call 843-599-4969
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City of Walterboro

242 Hampton S eet

Walterboro, SC 29488 RE: Stop The Violence March

To Mayor Young Councilwoman/Men

I am wHting this letter to request the council's permission for our annual Stop the Violence March . Our schedule date and is August 17, 2019, at 10 a.m. We plan to march from the Colleton County Court House to Pinckney Park. This year's march will be somber due to the passing of Mr. Horace Simmons, but we plan to condnue in his memory and dedicate march in his honor. Mr. Simmons loved this community and the people in it. Our job now is to continue his legacy of showing people love and letting them know it is a better way than violence. I would greatly appreciate your favorable consideration. Thank you in Advance, Juani arvey 843-599-9209

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Portion (width) of street parade will occupy: Additional Information (Upon Request): rade hairmanatur
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Approval

Police Chief Disapproval Signature/Organization Ch rp rson City Manager Call Police Chief (782-1032) to confirm Parade/Procession Route three days prior to parade. The march will start at Colleton County Court House
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101 Hampton Street md end at Pinckney Park, 505 Hampton Street.

Tie Front Porch of tte Lowoountry Walterboro City Council 242 Hampton Street Walterboro, SC 29488
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Re: 5th Annual Brag About Walterboro Campaign

Dear Mayor and City Council.

The Walterboro Tourism Commission is excited to launch its 5th Annual Brag About Walterboro Campaign this month. We look forward to another successful year.

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To increase the visibility of the campaign, the Walterboro Tourism Commission requests approval of the

following: A banner announcing Brag About Watterboro Week to be displayed November 3-10, 2019 (mock-up below) BRAG A ABOUT WALTERBORO * The placement of Brag Signs down Jefferies Highway from N Walter Street to Carn Street. Thank you for your support and encouragement. Sincerely, Christan Spires, Tourism Director 843-538-4353 cspires@walterborosc.org
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1273 Sniders Hwy. Walterboro, SC 29488

The Front Porch of the Lowcountrye Walterboro City Council 242 Hampton Street Walterboro, SC 29488
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Re: Festivelo 2018 Banner

Dear Mayor and City Council,

The Walterboro Tourism Commission is excited to host the 22nd annual FestiVELO from November 6- I O. We look forward to another successful year.

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To increase the visibility of the campaign, the Walterboro Tourism Commission requests approval of the

following: A banner announcing FestiVELO to be displayed November 6th - 10th (mock-up below) Welcome FestiVELO cyclists * Increased police and EMS presence during the event.
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*Right of way signage where necessary during the rides.

Sincerely, Christan Spires, Tourism Director 843-538-4353 cspires@walterborosc.org
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1273 Sniders Hwy. Walterboro, SC 29488

City of Walterboro 242 Hampton Street I Walterboro, SC 29488 1843-782-1000

www.walterborosc.org MEMORANDUM TO: FROM: DATE: Mayor and City Council City Manager
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SUBJECT: East Side Water Upgrade Project Task Order

The City was awarded a 487,500 grant from the South Carolina Department of Conunerce for the installation of new water lines along Barracada Road, Live Oak Street, 6th Street, and Hickory Street. The Citys required match is 10 . Engineering expenses can be applied as our rnatch. This project provides fire protection, helps water quality, and supports future growth. Hybrid Engineering, Inc. has provided a Task Order ( 3) that is attached. It includes engineering design services as well as construction observation for this p10ject. The fee is not to ex'ceed 60,945. The FY 2019-2020 Enterprise Fund budget will allocate 60,945 for this expenditure. City staff asks for Council's favorable consideration of this request. If you have any questions, conunents or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or come by City Hall at your convenience. Sincerely, J ffrey P. Molinari City Manager Attachment From: Date: Jeff Molinari Wayne Crosby 7/30/2019 East Side Water Upgrade Project Task Order 3 The City of Walterboro's Utilities Department has received a 487,500 grant from the South Carolina Department of Commerce that will allow for the installation of new water lines along Barracuda Road,
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Live Oak Street, 6th Street and Hickory Street. The improvement will increase the line size in this area

providing fire protection in addition to improving water quality. The grant requires the City of Walterboro to provide a 10 match. Engineering expenses will be applied toward our required matching funds. Hybrid Engineering Inc. has provided a Task Order ( 3) which outlines the scope of services required to complete this project. Hybrid Engineering will provide the engineering design services and the

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observation of construction services for a fee not to exceed 60,945.

I have attached supporting documentation.
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It is this departments recommendation to approve Hybrid Engineering Inc. as our engineering firm for

this project and authorize the execution of Task Order 3 in the amount of 60,945.00.

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Task Order No. 3 Master Agreement for Professional Engineering Services

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