County Council makes policy decisions for Charleston County, as established in state law. Council's nine members serve four-year staggered terms and are elected from single member districts. Council members serve on a part-time basis and each member receives an annual salary of $20,738. The Council Chairman receives an annual salary of $26,142 for the performance of extra duties.
County Council generally meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month and holds committee meetings on the Thursday prior to Council meetings.
Under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act, all meetings are open to the public. Meeting agendas are posted in the Lonnie Hamilton, III, Public Services Building, on this Web site and sent to anyone who requests notice. To be added to Council's notification list, please contact the Clerk of Council's office at (843)958-4030.
County Council serves as a link between County government and the citizens, municipalities and agencies located within its boundaries, and also represents the area's concerns and interests when dealing with other local, state, federal or international governments. Council is responsible for approving an annual budget to fund County operations, including the determination of any necessary taxes or fees.
A Clerk of Council and Deputy Clerk provide administrative support and maintain official records of Council meetings and activities. A County Administrator, hired by Council, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the County. County Council elects a Chairman annually to act as its spokesperson and preside at its meetings.
Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 5pm
County Administrator Keith Bustraan
J. Elliott Summey
Herbert Ravenel Sass, III
Teddie E. Pryor, Sr.
A. Victor Rawl
Colleen T. Condon
Anna B. Johnson
Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building
2nd Floor, 4045 Bridge View Drive
North Charleston, South Carolina
For more information call: (843)958-4030.
In keeping with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance should contact Charleston County Human Resources at (843)958-4700 during regular business hours in advance of the meeting.
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Charleston County Council's regularly scheduled meetings are on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For other council information, or to obtain minutes not posted on this site, contact the Clerk of Council at (843)958-4030.
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