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Catawba-Wateree River basin News

As of Monday (July 3rd), the Catawba-Wateree will return to a Low Inflow Protocol (LIP) Stage 0.  This means the C-W will return to the normal operations of minimum flows, recreation flows, and lake level  operating ranges.  Duke Energy will also begin operating according to the attached recreation flow schedule.  This schedule will be updated […]

Catawba Regional Releases 2016 County Level Employment and Industry Reports

Catawba Regional Council of Governments has released its annual Employment and Industry Reports for the counties of Chester, Lancaster, Union, and York, SC.  These reports contain detailed data pertaining to growth and/or decline in industry clusters for each respective county.  Industry cluster data is delineated by either “Local Clusters” (those industries whose products and services […]

SC Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) News

The SC Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) will now be assisting qualified water, sewer and storm water infrastructure projects statewide, including areas that were not previously eligible. To learn more, plan to attend the RIA’s grant application workshop being held on July 19, 2016 in Columbia. Representatives of local governments, special purpose districts, public service districts, […]

Community Input needed on Union County Transit Needs

Union County, in cooperation with the City of Union and the towns of Carlisle, Jonesville, and Lockhart, received South Carolina State Mass Transit Funds from the South Carolina Department of Transportation to conduct a Transit Feasibility Study. The outcomes of the study will show public need and benefit, likely users, analysis of possible alternatives, and […]

2016 Federal Aid Pavement Improvement Program – Request for review and comment

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is providing public notification of projects identified for the 2016 Federal Aid Pavement Improvement Program prior to inclusion in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The projects listed in the program have been allotted $190,104,000.00 and will include the reconstruction and rehabilitation of a total of 489.72 miles of […]

SC Consolidated Plan for Housing & Community Development Survey

The Department of Commerce, Grants Division, and its partner agencies are in the process of preparing the State Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development for the upcoming 5 years, 2016-2020. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires this Plan in order for the State to receive funding for the State Community […]

Neighborhood Initiative Program – Request for Qualifications (RFQs)

NIP-8 Debarrment Certification Form

NIP-9 Conflict of Interest Certification

RFQ – Demolition Contractors

 

 

Notice of Public Review for the Rural Planning Work Program (RPWP) FY 2015-2017

NOTICE OF FIFTEEN DAY (15) PUBLIC REVIEW AND INTENT TO SUBMIT TO SCDOT FOR THE CATAWBA REGION. THE CATAWBA REGION INCLUDES CHESTER, LANCASTER, UNION, AND YORK COUNTIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

Rural Planning Work Program (RPWP) – This document outlines the Catawba Regional Council of Governments’ proposed annual work program as well as priority work tasks and […]

SCDOT seeking public comment on the Fiscal Year 2016 State Program

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is seeking public comment on the Fiscal Year 2016 State Program. The State Program provides statewide budget information including a distribution of resources among state funded maintenance programs.

The 2016 State Plan was prepared as required by Act 114 and contains objectives and performance measures for the preservation and […]

SCDOT Seeks Public Comment on Revisions to FY 2015 Federal-Aid Funding Plan

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is seeking comment from the public on proposed revisions to the Fiscal Year 2015 Federal-Aid Funding Plan resulting from a federal penalty imposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

On October 1, 2014 State Act 158, entitled Emma’s Law, went into […]

Notice for review and comment – FY 2013-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendment

NOTICE OF FIFTEEN DAY (15) PUBLIC REVIEW AND INTENT TO AMEND THE TIP AND SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS TO SCDOT FOR THE CATAWBA REGION. THE CATAWBA REGION INCLUDES CHESTER, LANCASTER, UNION AND YORK COUNTIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

I. FY 2013-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) – An amendment to the Program which includes the following changes / […]

Presentation from the 2015 Catawba Regional Elected Officials Forum

The Catawba Regional Elected Officials Forum was held January 8th, 2015.  To view the survey results presentation, click here.

 

SCDOT seeking public comment for 2015 Act 98 Non-Federal Aid Pavement Improvement Program

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is seeking comment from the public  for the following items:

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

We are providing this information to you for public review and comment. Attached is the press release announcing that public comment is being sought for the above […]

Transportation Planning Update by SCDOT

Click here to view the Transportation Planning Update Report from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).

Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan heads to County Council for 3rd reading

The Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan passed second reading on November 24 and is scheduled for third reading on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:30pm, in the Lancaster County Administration Building located in Lancaster, SC.  Contact Robby Moody (803-327-9041) for additional information.

Click on the link below to review the document:

Final Draft – Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan

Lancaster County Unified Development Ordinance Analysis

Catawba Regional Council of Governments conducted an analysis of the Lancaster County’s Unified Development Ordinance during the first half of 2014.  The purpose of the project was to identify sections of the code needing improved efficiency and functionally to be most effective and to make recommendations to better implement the Comprehensive Plan.  This project included extensive […]

Senate Budget Outlook Presentation

Craig Parks of the Senate Finance Staff presented the South Carolina Senate Budget Outlook to the Catawba Regional Board of Directors at their scheduled meeting on September 4th.  The Senate Budget Outlook explores the budget history of the State of South Carolina and provides insight into the challenges the state faces in funding critical needs […]

EPA Awards $500,000 for SC Brownfield Loan Fund

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $500,000 to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) for recapitalization of the state’s Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund.

Click here to see the press release.

Green Infrastructure Planning Workshop Announcement

Catawba Regional Council of Governments, the South Carolina Forestry Commission and Trees SC invite you to attend a free presentation about our state’s Green Infrastructure Planning Guide and Model initiative!

It will be held September 5, 2014 at Catawba Regional COG at 215 Hampton St, Suite 200, Rock Hill, SC.  The presentation time is 10:00am.  RSVP […]

Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan 2014-2024 – Land Use Community Workshop Announcement

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014
4:00 – 5:30pm or 6:00 – 7:30pm

Where: City of Lancaster – Public Works Department
916 15th Street, Lancaster

Partners:
Lancaster County
City of Lancaster
Town of Heath Springs
Town of Kershaw

Questions?
Robby Moody, AICP
Catawba Regional COG
803-327-9041
rmoody@catawbacog.org

Click here to view flyer.

SCDOT Seeks Public Comment For FY 2015 Federal-Aid Funding Plan

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is seeking comment from the public to amend the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) to add the FY 2015 Federal-Aid Funding Plan.

The proposed FY 2015 Federal-Aid Funding Plan in the STIP is consistent with the 2014 funding plan allotment of $765 million in contract authority, and state […]

Air Quality Update for the Catawba Region

Robert J. Brown Jr, with the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC), gave an Air Quality update for the Catawba Region on June 12, 2014.  Click here to see the presentation.

Community input needed on “The Good Life” of Tega Cay

The City of Tega Cay is updating its Comprehensive Plan and as a part of community outreach, electronic surveys are available for residents to complete.  The short survey gives participants an opportunity to share their ideas on Tega Cay’s challenges and its possibilities.

“We hope all Tega Cay residents, business leaders, youth, community partners and stakeholders […]

Rural Planning Work Program (RPWP) – Public Review

NOTICE OF FIFTEEN DAY (15) PUBLIC REVIEW AND INTENT TO SUBMIT TO SCDOT FOR THE CATAWBA REGION. THE CATAWBA REGION INCLUDES CHESTER, LANCASTER, UNION, AND YORK COUNTIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

Rural Planning Work Program (RPWP) – This document outlines the Catawba Regional Council of Governments’  proposed annual work program as well as priority work tasks and […]

Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan 2014 – 2024 Community Meetings

Click here to view the schedule for the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan 2014-2024 Community Meetings.  Contact Robby Moody at 803-327-9041 for questions.

Take the online survey by clicking here.

Catawba Regional Council of Governments and Catawba Regional Development Corporation 2013 Annual Reports

The Catawba Regional Council of Governments and Catawba Regional Development Corporation 2013 Annual Reports were presented to the Boards of Directors on February 20, 2014.  To view these reports click on the links below:

Catawba Regional Council of Governments 2013 Annual Report
Catawba Regional Development Corporation 2013 Annual Report

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment – Public Review Notice

NOTICE OF FIFTEEN DAY (15) PUBLIC REVIEW AND INTENT TO AMEND THE TIP AND SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS TO SCDOT FOR THE CATAWBA REGION. THE CATAWBA REGION INCLUDES CHESTER, LANCASTER, UNION, AND YORK COUNTIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

I. FY 2014-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) – An amendment to the Program which includes the […]

Planning and Zoning Officials – 2014 Training Calendar

Attached for your use and information is the 2014 Training Calendar for Planning and Zoning Officials for the Catawba Region.  Catawba Regional Council of Governments is authorized by the SC State Advisory Committee to offer training for local planning officials and staff members pursuant to the Code of Laws of South Carolina, §6-29-1340. The mandatory […]

Public Comment Sought for Two Projects Recommended for Federal Lands Access Program Funding

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is seeking public comment for two projects in Greenwood and York counties recommended to receive Federal Aid Lands Access Program (FLAP) funding. Created under the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” (MAP-21), FLAP is a new program that provides funding for projects that are located […]

COG Board Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the Catawba Regional Council of Governments will be held on Thursday December 5, 2013 at 4:00pm in the Council’s offices, Catawba Regional Center, 215 Hampton Street in Rock Hill.

This meeting will cover a wide range of topics, including:  Board consideration of transportation projects to be funded with guideshare funds, the addition […]

SCDOT seeking public comment on the 2013 Act 98 Special Bridge Replacement Program

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is seeking comment from the public on the  proposed  2013 Act 98 Special Bridge Replacement Program.  In this regard, we are providing this information to you for your review and  consideration.

A copy of the press release and a link to the 2013 Act 98 Special Bridge Replacement Program […]

Rural Transportation Planning Work Program FY 13-14

NOTICE OF FIFTEEN DAY (15) PUBLIC REVIEW AND INTENT TO SUBMIT TO SCDOT FOR THE CATAWBA REGION. THE CATAWBA REGION INCLUDES CHESTER, LANCASTER, UNION, AND YORK COUNTIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

Rural Planning Work Program (RPWP) – This document outlines the Catawba Regional Council of Governments’ proposed annual work program as well as priority work tasks and […]

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment

NOTICE OF FIFTEEN DAY (15) PUBLIC REVIEW  AND INTENT TO AMEND THE TIP AND SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS TO SCDOT FOR THE CATAWBA REGION. THE CATAWBA REGION INCLUDES CHESTER, LANCASTER, UNION, AND YORK COUNTIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

I. FY 2014-2019 Transportation  Improvement Program (TIP) – An amendment to the Program which includes the following changes / additions:

A. Union County […]

Demand Response Public Transit Service (York County Access) – RFP

Specifics:  Request for Proposal from qualified organizations or firms to provide operations, maintenance, and service management for demand response public transit in the Rock Hill urbanized area and non-urbanized area of York County, SC

Pre-Proposal Conf:  Mandatory 3/18/13 2:00pm

Place:  Catawba Regional Council of Governments
215 Hampton Street, Rock Hill, SC, 29731

Submit Offer By:  4/08/13 at 1:00pm

Purchasing Entity:  […]

House reverses decision on DEW cutbacks

A decision to end some services at 17 rural employment centers across the state was abruptly reversed late Monday by a vote of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

The move to end in-person unemployment services at some locations (including Chester’s) was made on Feb. 4. Officials said then that because of continued decreases in federal […]

Demand Response Public Transit Service (York County Access) – RFP

Specifics:  Request for Proposal from qualified organizations or firms to provide operations, maintenance, and service management for demand response public transit in the Rock Hill urbanized area and non-urbanized area of York County, SC

Pre-Proposal Conf:  Mandatory 3/18/13 2:00pm

Place:  Catawba Regional Council of Governments
215 Hampton Street, Rock Hill, SC, 29731

Submit Offer By:  4/08/13 at 1:00pm

Purchasing Entity: […]

SCDOT seeking input on public transportation and other related transportation issues

SCDOT is in the process of developing a Statewide Public Transportation Plan as part of the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Planning process.   In order to accomplish this, SCDOT needs your input on public transportation and other related transportation issues.

Please take a few moments to complete a short survey about public transportation in South Carolina. The deadline […]

SCDOT Office of Public Transit Announcement of Funding Opportunities for SFY2013-2014

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is announcing the
availability of information and applications for Federal Transit Administration
(FTA) financial assistance to support public and human services transportation
within the State of South Carolina.  The State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2013-2014 funding announcements, information and applications can be accessed through the SCDOT website by clicking here.

This call for […]

Council of Governments and Development Corporation Meeting January 24th, 2013

The next meeting of the Catawba Regional Council of Governments will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm in the COG offices, Catawba Regional Center, 215 Hampton Street in Rock Hill.

To view the meeting memorandum, click here.

 

Public Comment Sought For Additional Federal Aid Bridge Program Projects

 The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is seeking comment from the public on additional projects recommended for the Federal Aid Bridge Program. The projects include the replacement of 34 bridges located in 22 counties and the rehabilitation of 53 bridges in 27 counties. The bridges will be programmed for construction as funding becomes […]

SCARC Legislator of the Year 2012

We are pleased to recognize Representative James M. Neal as the 2012 South Carolina Association of Regional Councils’ “Legislator of the Year.”

In Memoriam: Dora T Martin-Jennings, Catawba Regional COG Chair

In Memoriam:

Dora T. Martin-Jennings
December 2, 1933 – September 28, 2012
Catawba Regional COG Chair

The Michael A. Glenn Funeral Home

Home Buyer Program Will Salute South Carolina Heroes

The South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority (SC State Housing) announced a $10 million initiative designed to help South Carolina law enforcement officers, correctional officers, teachers, firefighters, nurses, veterans and EMS personnel who want to become homeowners.

Buying a first home can be a challenge, even if you are employed in a noble profession, […]

Freight Mobility Plan

The Freight Mobility Plan develops a regional strategy for freight movement, incorporating trucking, marine cargo, rail freight and air cargo, and intermodal connections between them.

It also examines current and future freight issues as the region looks to preserve and enhance a reliable and efficient transportation system for the future.

The plan is developed through public‐private sector coordination with […]

Regional Freight Mobility Plan Scoping Process – Open House

Regional Freight Mobility Plan Scoping Process
Open House February 8, 2012

What important issues should be addressed to ensure the efficient and effective freight movement in our region?

That will be a chief topic of open houses designed to get public input into the development of a scope of work for a Freight Mobility Plan for the […]

SCARC Legislator of the Year 2011

We are pleased to recognize Senator Robert W. Hayes, Jr. as the 2011 South Carolina Association of Regional Councils’ “Legislator of the Year.”

Senator Hayes is eminently qualified for this honor.  In addition to being a long time supporter of the state’s Council of Governments network,   Senator Hayes was instrumental in helping establish the Catawba Wateree […]

Notice of Requests for Proposal Listing & Sale of NSP Homes

Catawba Regional Council of Governments (Catawba COG) is requesting proposals from qualified Real Estate Brokers for the listing, marketing and sale of Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) homes. Catawba COG has an ongoing program to purchase foreclosed residential properties through the NSP program in York County and Lancaster County, rehabilitate the properties and place them back […]

Building Permit Report for the Catawba Region – 2nd Quarter 2011

Catawba Regional tracks building permit activity as a means of monitoring growth.  We have now completed the report showing building permit activity throughout the Catawba Region for the second quarter (April – June) of 2011.  The report gives you quick access to permit totals by county and major municipalities along with an indication of the […]

Census Bureau Releases New Local-Level Demographic Information from 2010 Census for South Carolina

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new, detailed demographic information from the 2010 Census for the District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan and South Carolina.

These Summary File 1 tables provide the most detailed counts available so far from the 2010 Census, including cross-tabulations of age, sex, households, families, relationship to householder, housing units, detailed race […]

SCDOT is seeking comment from the public on projects receiving funding from the Federal Transit Administration.

You may review the projects receiving funding and provide comment until April 14, 2011 at: http://www.scdot.org/inside/public_comment.shtml.