Thursday, January 29, 2015
Official Website for Oconee County

Oconee County Council

The Honorable William F. Derrick

administered the Oath of Office to

Ms. Edda Cammick, Council Member, District I &

Mr. Paul A. Cain, Council Member, District III

on January 6, 2015 prior to the Council Meeting


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The South Carolina Department of Commerce, as the designated lead agency for the State and in conjunction with its partners, has prepared the 2015 Annual Action Plan as part of the Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. The Plan’s primary purpose is to satisfy the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) statutory requirements for South Carolina to receive funding for the four HUD programs: Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Solutions Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS.

A public hearing regarding the plan will be held at 2pm on January 22, 2015 at the South Carolina Department of Commerce’s location, in the building’s 3rd Floor Conference Room, 1201 Main Street, in Columbia. We encourage attendance by all interested parties.

The consolidated Action Plan, which also contains each program’s annual plan, is posted on our web site. Please click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser to access the CDBG website and download any of these documents.

The Annual Action Plan is also available for review at each of the Regional Councils of Governments offices in the state, or you may request a copy by contacting the Department of Commerce at the address below. 

Public comment and review are encouraged during the 30-day public comment period which begins today, January 5, 2015, and ends at 5pm on February 3, 2015. Please forward any written comments by February 3rd to the Department of Commerce, Grants Administration, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1600, Columbia, South Carolina 29201, call (803) 734-0429 / TDD (803) 734-1046 or email comments to Liese Ross at



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Oconee County Council is seeking interested citizens

wishing to serve on council appointed Boards or Commissions. 

Questionnaires are required for all interested applicants and can be obtained

on the Council Website [],

at the County offices or from the Clerk to Council

[ or 864-718-1023].  


Council will actively begin appointments and/or reappointments for

District I and District III seats along with some At Large Seats

for many Boards/Commissions beginning on January 2015.


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Public Comment Sought for 2015 Act 98 Non-Federal Aid Pavement Improvement Program


In this regard, we are providing this information to you for your review and  consideration. A press release announcing that public comment is being sought and a listing of the Federal-Aid Bridge Projects with locations maps  are available for public review and comment until Friday, December 26, 2014  online at:

Spanish Translation (Traducción en Español)  is provided on the webpage.



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Council Meetings are held on the 1st and the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. [excluding July and August which will meet only on the third Tuesday of the month] in the County Council Chambers located at 415 South Pine Street, Walhalla, S.C. [unless otherwise advertised].

           At each regularly scheduled Council meeting there will be two Public Comment Sessions [beginning at 6:00 p.m. for agenda action items and again at the end of the meeting for non agenda items] which is limited to a maximum of forty (40) minutes with four (4) minutes allocated per person.  If you wish to speak during the Public Comment Session you may do so by placing your name on the sign up sheet in Council Chambers prior to the meeting.    

          In addition, at each regularly scheduled Council meeting there will be held an Extended Public Comment Session which is limited to two citizens, five (5) minutes allocated per person.  Comments do not have to be related to a specific agenda item.  The time may not be used to promote or criticize a political candidate or figure.  Interested individuals should contact the Council Clerk [718-1023 or] to sign up for these time slots which will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  Please be advised that only one meeting will be scheduled at a time.  Council may make closing comments directly following the public and extended public comment session if time permits.

          Everyone speaking before Council should do so in a civil manner. Council will not tolerate personal attacks on individual council members, county staff or any person or group. Racial slurs will not be permitted. All citizens addressing Council and all Boards and Commission appointed by Council should do so at the appropriate time as noted on their agendas and in an appropriate manner.

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 South Carolina Association of Counties

Friday Report

Click Here to view the current and past Friday Reports prepared weekly by the Association regarding pending issues before the state legislature.

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For the second year in a row

Oconee County is featured in National Geographic 

this time in the magazine's Traveller UK series. 

To read the full article, visit 

National Geographic

50 of the World's Last Great Places

Destination of a Lifetime

This special publication by the National Geographic features as their #9 choice "Jocassee Gorges - An Intense Concentration of Waterfalls".  The article centers on North & South Carolina and also features two pages showing the beautiful and rare Oconee Bell.  

CLICK HERE to read the article and see the beautiful photographs!

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Interested Candidates Wishing To Serve on an
Oconee County Board and/or Commission

Oconee County Council at their May 15, 2012 meeting unanimously approved that all interested candidates seeking appointment and/or reappointment to an Oconee County Boards and/or Commission be required to complete the
Questionnaire for Board/Commission 
prior to being considered for any appointment.

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