I want to thank the hard work of our staff and department heads for finding these opportunities and securing funding for projects in the Town of Cheraw and I look forward to continued work with our Town Council as we enter 2022.
- The Town has secured approximately $180,000 in grant funding from the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Two grants are to stabilize buildings damaged by Hurricane Florence. The first is $30,000 to stabilize the old Health Department Building where work includes interior repairs, asbestos abatement, and a new roof and cupola. The other is the police department annex building, where the roof reached the end of its life after Hurricane Florence. The roof replacement project is projected to cost $141,000. Both of these grants require no match from the Town. In addition the Town has hired PaleoWest as a consultant to nominate the Coulter-Long Memorial Academy on Second Street to the National Register of Historic Places. The firm has recently completed field work and their final presentation will go before the South Carolina Department of Archives and History in July. This project is being funded by the National Park Service through the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
- The Town recently renovated the playing surfaces of the tennis courts at Caston Park and currently has submitted a grant to SCPRT to resurface the basketball court at Levi Byrd Park. The Town is hoping to receive notice on the grant sometime in March.
- The appearance of the Town continues to be a top priority, and recently the Town received up to $25,000 from Palmetto Pride to hire a litter crew for one year, to focus on removing litter on side streets and neighborhoods in the Town of Cheraw.
Andrew R. Ingram
Town of Cheraw