Florence, South Carolina 2021-09-08 17:39:43 –
Carolina Forest, South Carolina (WBTW) — Plans for a new government complex, It will include space for a fifth police station, but is moving forward in Holly County.
The county council approved a $ 25 million bond issue on Tuesday. This will provide funding to build the Central Coast Complex project.
County spokesman Kelly Moore said the complex will be near the corner of River Oaks Drive and International Drive.
“We know that the population is growing not only in the Carolina Forest area, but also in areas close to the beach, so we are trying to centralize the service for many of them,” Moore said. rice field.
Of the $ 25 million, $ 21 million is for the Central Coast Complex. The land is expected to cost $ 2 million.
“Our officers aren’t sitting and waiting in every district,” Moore said. “They are constantly moving in their area. Therefore, it’s not that those services aren’t offered there. But it provides them with additional space and in the communities we know. The additional presence of is growing as well as looking for those services. “
In addition to the precincts, the complex also includes offices such as county treasurers and auditors. There is also a security judge’s office.
“The services we offer here at Conway and several other facilities remain the same. We see many similarities,” Moore said.
Holly County currently has four police stations. Police chief Joe Hill told News13 earlier this year that it would take 42 people to set up a fifth police station in Carolina Forest.
The North District, which includes Carolina Forest and other areas, answered more than 4,200 calls in May 2021.
John “JJ” Jones, Secretary-General of the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association. The government said it was important to grow their public security agencies along with their population.
“The more we grow in South Carolina, the more infrastructure we need,” he said. “More public security than we need. The more police officers, the more firefighters.”
According to Moore, the county hopes to close the land by the end of the year and bid on the project in the spring of 2022.
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