"It is the mission of Darlington County to improve the quality of life by planning, organizing, and conducting the public's business and providing public services with commitment to equal treatment, courtesy, high quality, economy, high ethical standards and promotion of unity among all segments and sections of the county through openness and citizen participation."
Darlington County Council is an eight-member elected governing body dedicated to providing the most efficient services to its citizens. The Council is responsible for adopting the annual budget and setting policies and procedures that govern Darlington County. The Darlington County Council meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m., at the Courthouse Annex/EMS Building, 1625 Harry Byrd Highway (Highway 151), Darlington, SC.
The Council encourages citizen participation and provides opportunities for citizens to present their concerns at the beginning of each regular meeting. Citizens may sign up before the meeting to make a two minutes presentation during Citizens' Comments or submit a written request for a scheduled Personal Appearance (up to ten minutes). The request for a Personal Appearance should specifically identify the subject to be addressed and the name and address of the person appearing and submitted to the Clerk to Council at 1 Public Square, Room 210, Darlington, SC 29532 or Email Clerk to Council
Appearances before County Council
Darlington County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Section 2-85 states that input must be in the form of suggestions, information or comments pertaining to programs or activities of county government. Comments should not be made, either complimentary or critical, naming any citizen, board or commission member, employee, or council member.
Speakers' comments will be received only as information. This time is provided for citizens to state their suggestions, information or comments, not for a debate or interrogation involving council members or staff. If a member of council wishes to have a discussion of a topic initiated during citizen comments, a member can make a motion to have the topic scheduled for council discussion and possible action at a subsequent meeting.
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