News briefs for August 3rd-9th

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Sanford to come to MCAS Beaufort

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-SC, will visit with constituents at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Geiger Boulevard, Beaufort.

Delinquent properties getting levy signs

The Beaufort County Treasurer’s Office will begin levying delinquent properties on Monday, Aug. 7. 

This is the process in which a Notice of Levy sign is affixed to a property to notify the owner that the property taxes have not been paid. To avoid a property being posted, the delinquent property owner must sign and return their certified notice or pay the property taxes due. 

On Thursday, Aug. 31, an additional penalty of $50 will be added and personal checks will no longer be accepted. 

The Beaufort County Delinquent Tax Sale will take place on Monday, Oct. 2, at the Charles Lind Brown Gymnasium, 1001 Hamar St. in Beaufort. 

The taxes must be paid by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, to prevent the property from being auctioned at the Delinquent Tax Sale. No payments will be accepted for delinquent properties on the day of the auction. 

To pay or for more information about the delinquency process and the tax sale, visit www.BeaufortCountyTreasurer.com.

Robert’s rules to be topic at workshop

Better, shorter, and/or more productive meetings — need a refresher?

A monthly workshop is being conducted to study and correctly apply Robert’s Rules of Order. The study group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, and Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the Beaufort Library (entrance on Scott Street).

Beginners and/or intermediates will learn about agendas, preparation of minutes, proper use of motions, bylaws and more at this free event.

It will be facilitated by Janet Jacobs of the National Association of Parliamentarians.  

Call or text her at 386-871-8855 or email parliamentarystudy@gmail.com for more information.

Mosquito spraying may take place through Aug. 4

Beaufort County Mosquito Control may conduct aerial training, surveillance, and/or spray missions that may include the application of EPA-registered public health insecticides during daylight hours through Friday, Aug. 4.

For additional information, call 843-255-5800.

Plastic pollution to be focus of presentation

The League of Women Voters of Beaufort will be hosting a presentation on reducing plastic pollution in the Lowcountry from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, in the Sandstone Building at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, 801 Carteret St. in Beaufort. 

Guest speaker Rikki Parker, South Coast project manager from the Coastal Conservation League, Beaufort office, will talk about the health and environmental impacts of plastic pollution on the Lowcountry ecosystem. She will share what other communities have accomplished to reduce plastic pollution and offer potential actions that may be taken to address this issue. 

The program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

Treasurer’s Office to hold land auction

The Beaufort County Treasurer’s Office will auction properties owned by the Beaufort County Forfeited Land Commission (FLC) in an online auction through Meares Auction Group. 

All properties auctioned are available for immediate title. 

“Our goal is to return FLC property into the hands of tax-paying citizens,” said Maria Walls, Beaufort County treasurer.  “As the only county conducting online auctions of property, this is another way we are leveraging technology to work smarter. Conducting an online auction generates interest beyond what an in-person auction would create and since all of the properties being auctioned are available for immediate title, we can transfer title to the successful bidder almost immediately.”

Properties will be auctioned using a timed bidding process. The auction will close at noon Thursday, Aug. 10.

Visit Meares Auction Group’s website at www.mearesauctions.com to register to bid. Additional information may be obtained on the Forfeited Land Commission page on www.BeaufortCountyTreasurer.com.

Cultural board has a vacancy

The city of Beaufort is soliciting applications from individuals for an at-large vacancy who live or work in the cultural district to serve on the Cultural District Advisory Board. 

The Cultural District is a walkable section of downtown that encompasses a wide array of art and culture venues, organizations, businesses and events.

The district has been designated by the SC Arts Commission as part of the state and national movement to utilize clusters of cultural assets to increase tourism and economic vitality through recognition and promotion of history, arts and culture. 

Beaufort’s District is administered by the city’s Cultural District Advisory Board, which fosters collaboration and cohesiveness in district marketing and identity. 

The CDAB hosts monthly meetings at 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at Beaufort City Hall. 

Call Bonnie Hargrove, chairwoman of the Cultural District Advisory Board, at 843-521-4145; or Linda Roper, city of Beaufort staff liaison, at 843-525-7084.