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Bamberg County Council
Special Called Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 6:00 P.M.

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Bamberg County Tourism and Recreation
Needs Survey

On behalf of the Bamberg County Tourism and Recreation Committee, thank you for your time in responding to this questionnaire. Our focus is making the quality of life for residents of Bamberg County better by improving the recreation and tourism opportunities throughout the County, and thereby improving the private investment into Bamberg County.

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Bamberg County Treasurer Alice Johnson recently completed the required hours for the SCACEE Advanced Leadership Academy. To download a complete PDF of information pertaining to this news release please click here.

 

News Release: Bamberg County Fire Services now accepting volunteers. To download a complete PDF of information pertaining to this news release please click here.

 

News Release: Govan Fire Department named County Winner for Palmetto Pride & SCDOT Adopt-a-Highway. To download a complete PDF of information pertaining to this news release please click here.

 

Bamberg County Government

BAMBERG COUNTY ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT PRESENTATION 2014

YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2014

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Bamberg County, South Carolina

ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT

YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2014

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Bamberg County Government

BAMBERG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA ANNUAL BUDGET 2014Ė2015

ADOPTED ON JUNE 30, 2014

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Bamberg Job Corps students assisting Keep Bamberg County Beautiful with a cleanup of Calhoun Street Extension in Bamberg. More than 585lbs of trash was collected in less than three hours by the volunteers. To download a complete PDF of information pertaining to this news release please click here.

 

Bamberg County received the best experience modification factor in South Carolina award from the South Carolina Counties Workers Compensation Trust. To download a complete PDF of information pertaining to this news release please click here.

 

Bamberg County Council members listen as Alice Johnson, Bamberg County Treasurer presents the overall financial status of the county at the Monday, January 5, 2015 Bamberg County Council meeting.

 

Bamberg County Councilman Evert Comer, Jr. takes his oath of office for another term as a Bamberg County Councilman.

 

Bamberg County Councilman Larry Haynes takes his oath of office with family and friends watching for support.

 

Bamberg County Council Chairman Joe Guess presents former Bamberg County Council Chairman Larry Haynes with a plaque of appreciation.

 

Bamberg County Councilman Larry Haynes passing the gavel to the new Bamberg County Council Chairman Joe Guess.

 

Bamberg County Councilwoman Alzena Robinson takes her oath of office with her mother by her side.

 

Bamberg County recently received notification of the award of the PalmettoPride Enforcement Grant. The grant is for $5,000 and will be used by the Bamberg County Litter Enforcement Department for supplies and equipment to keep Bamberg County litter free. To download a complete PDF of information pertaining to this news release please click here.

 

Keep Bamberg County Beautiful on behalf of Bamberg County recently received notice of the award of the $8,000 Community Pride Grant from PalmettoPride. The grant money will be used to complete projects throughout Bamberg County, including projects at Bobcat Public Boat Landing, each fire station, and at the future site of the Bamberg County Courthouse Plaza. To download a complete PDF of information pertaining to this news release please click here.

 

Welcome to Bamberg County, SC!

The focus of this site is to enhance citizen awareness, visitors and neighbors with valuable information about our county and the programs that the Bamberg County Government has to offer. Bamberg County strives to keep residents as well as all interested individuals up to date on news and current events occurring within the county. This web site provides a vehicle for all to learn of the latest information and schedule of events throughout the County.

Bamberg County lies in the southwestern part of South Carolina in the upper and middle Coastal Plain. It covers an area of about 252,800 acres 395 square miles. It was created as a county in January of 1897. The land is gently sloping to undulating and ranges in elevation from 100 to 270 feet above sea level. The higher areas are along the western boundary and the slope is gradual and to the southeast.

Many egg-shaped, swampy depressions called Carolina Bays extend from northeast to southwest in the central part of the county. The most well known is the Cathedral Bay formerly known as Chitty Pond near Olar, was acquired in July 1987 as a Heritage Preserve by the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department.

The climate in Bamberg County is favorable for many activities; extremes of temperature and rainfall are rare. Summers are fairly long and fairly hot. However, the mean temperature in July is only around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are mild and the mean temperature in January is 48 degrees.

Bamberg County is next to the smallest county in area in South Carolina. It is bounded by the South Fork of the Edisto River on the north. The Edisto is the longest free-flowing blackwater river in the United States. The southern boundary of the county follows the Big Salkehatchie. The Little Salkehatchie also flows through the entire county.

Among the earliest settlers after the Indians were many Germans, Swiss as well as Scotch Irish, English and Huguenots. Tribes of Indians that once roamed, hunted and lived in and around the area of Bamberg County were the Iroquoian, the Siouan, the Muskhogean, the Yuchian, the Algonkian, the Edistos, the Cusabo, the Creeks, the Saltkehatchies and the Coosas.

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EMA

EMA

Department Functions:
Bamberg County Emergency Management is responsible for coordination and operation of a county-wide, multi-hazard disaster preparedness program; Prevent the loss of life and property damage throughout Bamberg County attributable to all natural and man-made disasters.

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Hurricane (ERP)

Hurricane (ERP)

Hurricane Emergency Response Plan (HERP)

The plan provides for alerting elected officials, the evacuation of the public from potentially dangerous areas, and the designation of shelter areas for evacuees. Read More...

Fire Services

Fire Services

The Bamberg County Fire Service consist of nine (9) fire departments which includes the Bamberg City Fire Department, Colston Fire Department, Denmark Fire Department, Clear Pond Fire Department, Govan Fire Department, Hunterís Chapel Fire Department, Little Swamp Fire Department, Olar Fire Department, and Ehrhardt Fire Department.

 

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Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Office

Our primary duty is to protect the life and property of all citizens in Bamberg County. It is the goal of the Bamberg County Sheriff's Department to reduce both crime and the fear of crime throughout Bamberg County.



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Tax Services

Tax Assessor

Department Functions:

  • Real Property Appraisal - Mobile Home Appraisal

The Assessorís Office locates lists and appraises the value of real property in Bamberg County. It is the Assessorís responsibility to assure that all properties are appraised fairly and equitably.

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