Hillcrest Judicial / Admin Services Building Suspending Public Access

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

In an attempt to be proactive during the COVID 19 PANDEMIC, it has been determined that as of Thursday, October 15, 2020 beginning at 9:00 A.M., the Laurens County Offices at the Hillcrest Judicial /Administrative Services building will be suspending public access until further notice.

UPDATE - JULY 29, 2020

COVID19 / COUNTY COUNCIL MEETINGS

THE LAURENS COUNTY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

First and foremost, the Laurens County Council and all of the Laurens County Departments appreciate your understanding and due diligence during the recent minimizing of County Services during the recent COVID19 Pandemic. As of June 23, 2020, the Laurens County Council has elected to allow public services to resume as normal.

Your health and safety as well as our employees remain our priority focus at this time. As we begin the process of slowly re-opening, we encourage you to continue to practice safe social distancing, good hygiene, and avoiding unnecessary visits to congregate areas, especially if you are considered high risk for serious health complications. Masks or face coverings may help protect you and those around you when you are in public.

  • We encourage employees, residents and visitors to continue to practice safe social distancing, avoiding unnecessary visits to high volume areas;
  • We encourage employees, residents and visitors to avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands;
  • We encourage employees, residents and visitors to please cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or arm sleeve when coughing or sneezing;
  • We encourage the preferred use, not mandatory use, of masks (Read Resolution 2020-19C);
  • We are encouraging people to use online resources when available;
  • We ask for those that are sick to please stay home.

Upcoming Council Meeting Schedule

The General Assembly of South Carolina chartered Laurens County to operate under the “Council Form of Government” with passage of the Local Government Law (Home Rule Act). Laurens County Council is composed of seven (7) members, each of whom are elected from a single-member district. Each Council Member serves a four-year, staggered term. During one election cycle, three (3) seats of Council (Districts 1, 4, and 5) are up for election. During the next cycle, four (4) Council seats (Districts 2, 3, 6 and 7) are up for election. The County Council Chair and Vice Chair positions are nominated and appointed among the full Council. The Vice Chairman carries out the duties of the Chairman in his / her absence.

Laurens County Council serves as the legislative, policy-making body for Laurens County Government through the adoption of budgets, ordinances, policy and procedure and resolutions. The seven (7) Member Council is considered a “Council Form of Government.” Meetings are conducted upstairs in the Historic Courthouse located on the Public Square in Downtown Laurens every second and fourth Tuesday, at 5:30 PM.

County Council Meetings

2nd & 4th Tuesday’s

5:30 PM

Historic Courthouse

200 Courthouse Square

Laurens, SC 29360

~~~Open to the public~~~

Quick Links

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Agency and General Public – Complete the application form and return to Clerk to Council at bwalsh@co.laurens.sc.us or mail to P. O. Box 445, Laurens, SC 29360.

Council Members

M. Kemp Younts | District 1

Joseph E. Wood, Jr. | District 2

Garrett C. McDaniel | District 3

Brown Patterson | District 4

Jeffrey Dean Carroll | District 5

Diane B. Anderson | District 6

David A. Pitts | District 7

Betty C.Walsh | Clerk to Council

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Your Laurens County Council

District 1

M. Kemp Younts

District 2

Joseph E. Wood, Jr.

District 3

Garrett C. McDaniel

District 4

Brown Patterson

District 5

Jeffrey Dean Carroll

District 6

Diane B. Anderson

District 7

David A. Pitts
Chairman

Clerk to Council

Betty C. Walsh

  • Email
    bwalsh@co.laurens.sc.us
  • Phone
    864-984-5484
  • Address
    100 Hillcrest Square
    Laurens, SC 29360
  • Office Hours
    9 AM – 5 PM
    Monday – Friday