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The Gutter Gorilla Difference

When it comes to gutter cleaning in Charleston, SC, our philosophy is simple: provide our clients with quality, dependable gutter services at a fair price. Unlike some gutter cleaning companies, we believe in honesty, hard work, and helpful advice. At the end of the day, your satisfaction is our primary goal. Before we pull out of your driveway, we will take the extra time to educate you about the work we performed. That way, you can sleep with confidence, knowing that your gutters are working correctly. We genuinely take pride in our work and strive to treat your home like it was our own, so you can focus on your obligations while we handle the dirty work. Regardless of the gutter service you choose, you can rest easy knowing your home is in the hands of trained, insured professionals. Whether you need a simple gutter repair or a complete gutter installation, we have the skills to get the job done with a level of service and quality unmatched by our competition. No shortcuts. No compromises. Only efficient, trustworthy gutter services in Charleston.

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Gutter Cleaning in Charleston, SC

We treat every gutter project as a top priority. Attention to detail is the heart and soul of our business. We go far beyond providing simple gutter services, giving you incredible insight into your seamless gutters project. Your gutter installation will be handled by licensed and insured professionals. It all starts here, please begin below.

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Foundation Damage

The primary role of your gutter system is to channel water off of your roof and direct it away from your home’s foundation. Gutter blockages can result in water running over the sides of your gutters. That water will eventually settle around your foundation. With time, pooling water will affect the reliability of your home’s structure, causing cracks, mold growth, and even collapse.

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Wood Damage

Your home’s gutter system is held up by fascia boards, which are typically made of wood. When your clogged gutters overflow with water, your fascia boards will begin to rot. On top of that, your fascia boards must hold the increased weight of your clogged gutters. The combination of rot and weight can cause your gutter system to fail, resulting in expensive repairs.

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Landscaping Damage

If you want to maintain the beauty of your landscaping, having clog-free gutters is essential. When your gutters can’t do their job, overflowing water will pour down the sides of your home. Eventually, this water will damage the trees, shrubs, and flower beds close to the base of your home.

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Gutter Damage

When your gutters are full of leaves and other debris, rainwater, and other forms of precipitation have nowhere to go. This causes water to fill your gutters to the brim. Because each gallon of water weighs around eight pounds, this extra weight will cause your gutters to crack, bend, or even tear away from your roof. Your gutters are rendered completely useless at that point, and you’re looking at very expensive repairs.

If you don’t have the time and patience to commit to proper gutter cleaning, The Gutter Gorilla team is here to help. We have been cleaning gutters in Charleston for years. With a fully trained team of gutter professionals on staff, we have the experience and resources to clean your gutters effectively and efficiently.

Common Signs of Clogged Gutters

One of the most common questions we get at The Gutter Gorilla centers around when homeowners need gutter cleaning in Charleston, SC. The answer is nuanced, but generally speaking, your gutters need to be cleaned twice a year or whenever they become clogged. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly easy for the average homeowner to climb up on a ladder, get on their roof, and look to see if their gutters are full of debris.

Luckily, there are some common signs that you can look out for to save yourself from costly repairs:

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Sagging Gutters

When debris like pine needles and leaves begin to build up in your gutters, the increased weight can cause your gutters to bend and sag. When this happens, your gutters can’t do their job of directing water away from your home. If your gutters appear to be sagging, chances are they are clogged.

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Birds and Pests

Animals like birds find gutters a very appealing place to make a nest. If you notice birds or other critters scurrying around in your gutters, it can be a tell-tale sign that your gutters are clogged with nest-making materials.

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Stains on Your Siding

If you see stains on your siding, there is a good chance that your gutters are clogged, and standing water is overflowing onto your siding. This overflow of water can damage the fascia boards behind your gutters and can also affect your roof’s shingles.

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Plant Life

It might sound far-fetched, but if your gutters have enough dirt and debris buildup, seeds within that dirt can sprout, causing a garden to grow in your gutters. If you notice signs of plant growth in your gutters, they are most likely clogged and need to be cleaned ASAP.

In today’s fast-paced world, we understand that your time is precious. If you believe your gutters are clogged but don’t have the time to check, we would be happy to travel to your home for an initial gutter inspection.

During your inspection, our team will check your gutters for clogs and debris. While we are inspecting your gutters for clogs, we will also keep an eye out for signs of wear and tear and other issues that might cause damage to your home. When we’re done, we will go over what we found and provide you with a cost-effective solution for any problems that arise. That way, you can spend more time focusing on your family and your life and less time worrying about fixing your gutters by yourself.

Gutter Installation in Charleston, SC

Buying a home is one of the largest financial investments that you will make as an adult. As a homeowner, you know that protecting that investment is a priority. While most homeowners do a good job of staying up to date with home maintenance, sometimes life happens, and things begin to slip through the cracks. For many homeowners, gutters and downspouts are often one of those overlooked items.

Whether you need gutters installed on your new home or your old gutter system is dilapidated and needs replacing, we’ve got your back.

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At The Gutter Gorilla, we specialize in custom gutter installation in Charleston, SC. Because we have our own machinery, we are essentially cutting out middlemen manufacturers so that our customers benefit from lower prices and higher quality gutter systems. We strive to be friendly, affordable, and effective. We will always make your schedule a priority over our own.

When you trust The Gutter Gorilla with your new gutter installation, know that you are working with the best in the business.

Here are just a few reasons why we are the premier gutter installation company in Charleston:

  • We only use premium materials and install seamless, 6” aluminum k-style gutters to hold more water.
  • Our installation methods are tried and tested.
  • Our gutter installation experts are knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to work hard for you.
  • We offer a warranty on all our products and services.
  • We are licensed and insured.
  • Your satisfaction is our #1 concern. We back that up with actions, not words.

When Should You Consider Gutter Installation?

Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether you need new gutter installation or gutter repairs. The most reliable answer will come after our team has had a chance to inspect your gutters in Charleston. Before you call our office to schedule an inspection, consider the following symptoms of a failing gutter system:

  • Gutters are starting to pull apart and separate.
  • Gutter guards are starting to sag and pull away from the roof.
  • The gutter hangers have begun to break or bend.
  • Downspouts are starting to crease or are no longer straight.
  • Gutters show signs of rust or have visible holes.
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Quick, Reliable Gutter Repairs in Charleston, SC

Cleaning and repairing gutters can be a tiresome task. We understand that the last thing you want to do with your free time is to try and figure out how to repair your damaged gutters. However, gutters that are left unrepaired can cause extensive damage to your home and lawn. If you see that your gutters are damaged, you must get them repaired by a professional as soon as possible. Gutter repairs range in complexity and can be as simple as patching a hole in one of your downspouts to re-securing gutters on your home’s fascia board. We recommend that you call our office to schedule a gutter inspection, so our team can get a full understanding of the repairs that need completing.

Here are a few signs that you should be aware of that usually require gutter repairs in Charleston, SC:

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Pooling Water
Puddles of water accumulating near your home’s foundation
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Leaks
The next time it rains, grab your umbrella and check your gutters for signs of drips or leaks.
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Displaced Hardware
If you notice gutter-hanging hardware laying on the ground under the edge of your roof, it’s time to call in The Gutter Gorilla. This is a sign that your gutters aren’t fastened securely. One strong gust of wind or heavy rainstorm could cause serious damage to your gutter system.
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Check your basement and your attic for signs of mold growth. If you see any mold or mildew, your gutters might not be doing their job of directing water away from your home.
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Peeling Paint
Have you noticed that paint is starting to peel down the side of your house? Is there rust beginning to form on your gutters? If so, you could be dealing with a leak. Usually, the result of rust or a puncture, this type of problem needs to be patched by a professional
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Uneven Gutters
If your gutters are uneven or starting to sag in the middle, it’s not a good sign. In situations like these, pooling water will not be able to drain towards your corner downspouts. Eventually, the entire gutter will pull away from your home. It is highly recommended that you hire our team of professionals to repair this problem before it gets even worse.

The Trusted Choice for All Your Gutter Needs in Charleston

At The Gutter Gorilla, our commitment is to provide you with an easy, care-free, educational experience. When you give us the opportunity to earn your business, you can trust that we will provide you with the highest quality gutter repair services at the best prices in the Lowcountry. From the moment we first visit your home for an inspection to the time we do our final walk though, your satisfaction is our top priority.

Ready to get started? Start your free estimate right from our website, or give our office a call today to learn more about our exceptional gutter services in Charleston. We will handle the heavy lifting while you spend your free time enjoying life!

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Lowcountry Watch: Charleston County Register Of Deeds Hit With Lawsuit

A Charleston County, South Carolina official tasked with processing property records in the second-most populous county in the state is under fire for alleged “chronic and willful failure” and “neglect” in performing his “ministerial duties,” according to a lawsuit filed last week.Charleston County register of deeds (ROD) ...

A Charleston County, South Carolina official tasked with processing property records in the second-most populous county in the state is under fire for alleged “chronic and willful failure” and “neglect” in performing his “ministerial duties,” according to a lawsuit filed last week.

Charleston County register of deeds (ROD) Michael Miller has been sued individually and in his official capacity – an office he assumed three years ago.

“Miller has allowed chronic delays of well over one month in the filing of real estate documents delivered to the Charleston ROD since late 2019 and these delays increased significantly by 2021, with some real estate documents being filed as late as four months after delivery,” a lawsuit (.pdf) filed by the Columbia, S.C.-based Finkel Law Firm noted. “Miller has also adopted a practice of immediately filing real estate documents that are hand delivered to his office, while allowing hundreds or even thousands of real estate documents delivered to his office by U.S. mail or parcel delivery to be stored at the Charleston ROD until a later date, often months after the date of delivery, before they are filed.”

Miller’s alleged failure has “caused and will continue to cause substantial harm and potential legal liability to the parties to those real estate transactions and the attorneys and law firms who represent those parties,” the lawsuit added.

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The suit refers to Miller’s alleged failure as a “dereliction of duty” – statutory neglect that has exposed the law firm “to potential liability” and “substantially interfered with (its) ability to meet its professional obligations to protect the interests of its clients in legal matters.”

The lawsuit was filed last Wednesday (November 24, 2021) in Charleston County. It seeks a writ of mandamus (or a judicial edict) “ordering Miller to immediately comply with his non-discretionary and ministerial duty under law to file all real estate documents within one month of delivery to the Charleston ROD and to record these documents under the date and in the order of time at which they are delivered.”

The suit does not seek damages, but “expressly reserves the right to bring subsequent actions for such damages” on behalf of “itself or its clients as aggrieved parties.”

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Miller is the first black register of deeds in Charleston County history. Last November, he gave an interview with Lowcountry journalist Quintin Washington in which he described the office as having been “neglected for quite some time.”

“The office is not modernized,” Miller told Washington at the time. “We are what we call an all-paper office, we collect nothing but paper – there’s no electronic, no e-recording at all.”

I reached out to Miller on Monday afternoon but a spokesperson for his office declined to respond to the allegations contained in the lawsuit.

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Elbit Systems of America, LLC establishing operations in Charleston County

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COLUMBIA, S.C. Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., today announced plans to establish operations in Charleston County. The project will create approximately 300 new jobs.

Founded in 1983, Elbit Systems of America, LLC is a leading provider of high-performance products and system solutions focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation and medical instrumentation sectors.

Located at 9028 Palmetto Commerce Parkway in North Charleston, Elbit Systems of America, LLC’s new facility will increase the company’s manufacturing capacity and support future growth for new products.

The new facility is expected to be operational by fall 2022. Individuals interested in joining the Elbit Systems of America, LLC team should visit the company’s careers webpage.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. Charleston County was also awarded a $700,000 Set-Aside grant to assist with costs related to this project.

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“This is an exciting milestone for Elbit America, building on decades of investment and growth in the U.S. defense market. Establishing this facility is part of a strategy to increase Elbit’s engineering and manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. and contribute to strengthening America’s defense industrial base. We selected South Carolina due to its strong support for economic development, the availability of skilled workforce and the existence of a robust supply chain.” -Elbit Systems of America President & CEO Raanan Horowitz

“Elbit Systems of America, LLC’s decision to create approximately 300 jobs within South Carolina is a huge win for Charleston County and the entire state. This project is an example of what we are capable of as members of Team S.C. We are excited to welcome this company and look forward to supporting them for many years to come.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“South Carolina continues to show itself as extremely competitive for companies looking to set up new operations. Elbit Systems of America, LLC’s decision to locate its new facility in South Carolina is another sign that our state’s business-friendly climate, skilled workforce and exceptional market access are working to attract investments that create new jobs within our borders.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

“Charleston County is fortunate to have Elbit Systems of America, LLC join the ranks of our growing innovative ecosystem. We work hard each day to make our community business-friendly, resulting in the attraction of private investment and the creation of new job opportunities for our citizens.” -Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor

“The Port of Charleston is the nation’s most productive and efficient port. Charleston’s globally-connected infrastructure, robust defense sector, established automotive supply chain and reputation as a talent magnet influenced the company’s decision to locate here to better serve its customers. Elbit Systems of America, LLC will be a tremendous asset to our thriving defense, automotive and advanced manufacturing clusters.” -Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board Chairman Mike Fuller

In flood-prone Charleston, a historic downtown hospital decides it must move

A South Carolina hospital system that for the last 165 years has cared for the sick and injured on the low-lying Charleston peninsula announced that it is moving to higher ground.Roper St. Francis Healthcare said Wednesday that it must relocate its flagship hospital from its current downtown location so that patients can “more easily access care closer to where they live and work.”The health system also said in its 10-year strategic plan that the hospital also needs to be in a building that is “upgraded to bet...

A South Carolina hospital system that for the last 165 years has cared for the sick and injured on the low-lying Charleston peninsula announced that it is moving to higher ground.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare said Wednesday that it must relocate its flagship hospital from its current downtown location so that patients can “more easily access care closer to where they live and work.”

The health system also said in its 10-year strategic plan that the hospital also needs to be in a building that is “upgraded to better withstand natural disasters, such as floods, hurricanes and earthquakes.”

Roper Hospital is located on Calhoun Street in Charleston’s flood-prone medical mile, where chronic flooding impacts three major health systems: Roper St. Francis, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina, the region’s only Level I trauma center.

Though Roper Hospital has not said yet where it plans to go, its departure marks the first evacuation from Charleston’s medical district.

“Who we are has always been more important than where we are,” Roper St. Francis CEO Dr. Jeffrey DiLisi said in a video published on the health system’s website.

The soon-to-be-announced building will be the fourth location for Roper Hospital since it opened downtown in 1856. DiLisi said in a statement that he expects to announce the new Roper Hospital location in the coming weeks.

“Today, I make this promise that whether you live in downtown Charleston or the farthest reaches of Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties, Roper St. Francis Healthcare will be a short drive away to serve your health care needs,” DiLisi said. “This strategic plan serves as our beacon to making primary and specialty care services more convenient for all of the communities we serve.”

The decision by Roper Hospital to move off the peninsula is the latest and one of the most dramatic examples of how climate change is impacting this coastal port city, which last year saw a record number of high-tide flooding and is currently in the process of building a sea wall to keep out storm surge.

The city has also had a change of heart when it comes to allowing residents to elevate their historic homes.

While moving Roper Hospital off the peninsula is a “focal point” of the Roper St. Francis Healthcare 2030 plan, the health system on Wednesday also announced other changes ahead.

It plans to expand its Berkeley County Hospital, upgrade its electronic medical records system and expand its medical services to growing parts of the region.

For example, this week, the health system said it has purchased property near the corner of Johnnie Dodds Boulevard and Mathis Ferry Road in Mount Pleasant.

The town of Mount Pleasant, located just east of peninsular Charleston over the iconic Arthur Ravenel Bridge, has seen its population grow by nearly 33% in the last decade, according to the latest 2020 Census data. It is now the fourth-largest place in South Carolina, based on population estimates, right behind North Charleston.

Even as Roper Hospital charts its departure from the peninsula, other health systems have continued to build downtown. Last year, right next to Roper Hospital, MUSC opened its Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.

However, both the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and MUSC have also expanded their footprints beyond the Charleston peninsula.

In recent years, the Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina has looked to expand its physical footprint around the state, with plans in Indian Land, Berkeley County and Kingstree. The most recent expansion effort included the purchase of two hospitals in the Midlands — Columbia-based Providence Hospital and Camden’s Kershaw Health Medical Center.

In 2019, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center opted to move its primary care off the peninsula and cited frequent downtown flooding as one of the reasons driving the decision.

At this time, it is not known how much Roper’s 2030 strategic plan will cost or how the health system plans to pay for it.

But in a prepared statement, Dr. Brian Cuddy, a neurosurgeon and chairman of the Roper St. Francis Healthcare Board of Directors, projected optimism about the big move ahead.

“Our 2030 strategic plan is bold, ambitious and, together, it’s possible,” he said.

Hours after Roper’s announcement, the city of Charleston issued a warning to its citizens.

Major tidal flooding is expected starting Thursday in low-lying areas of the city during morning high tides, which are expected to exceed 8 feet Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

In a statement, Charleston Emergency Management Director Shannon Scaff urged residents to “make a plan for your morning commute, leave yourself extra driving time and remember to ‘turn around, don’t drown.’”

This story was originally published November 3, 2021 2:57 PM.

Private company accused of handing out parking tickets at unlicensed Charleston lot

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A company handed out its own parking citations at a downtown Charleston lot, instructing drivers that they needed to pay up for committing an offense. Now, following an inquiry from Live 5 Investigates, city officials are warning that if the parking operation returns without the green light, the company could be the one that will be facing fines.“You are currently operating a private parking business without a license or the requisite approvals from the City,” Charleston municipal attorney Julia C...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A company handed out its own parking citations at a downtown Charleston lot, instructing drivers that they needed to pay up for committing an offense. Now, following an inquiry from Live 5 Investigates, city officials are warning that if the parking operation returns without the green light, the company could be the one that will be facing fines.

“You are currently operating a private parking business without a license or the requisite approvals from the City,” Charleston municipal attorney Julia Copeland wrote to Parking Management Company on Nov. 23. “This operation must cease immediately or you will be subject to fines and penalties.”

Located at 7 Calhoun Street at the corner of Concord Street, the lot in question is a vacant property near the South Carolina Aquarium and the ferry to Fort Sumter National Monument.

Eric Johnston said that he parked there three times recently to take his son to the aquarium, but did not know that doing so would come at a cost.

“I thought that this parking lot would be a good place to park,” Johnston said, explaining how difficult it can be to find a spot on the peninsula’s narrow and congested streets. “I saw everybody parking here.”

Johnston says he had no issues with parking at the unpaved lot the first two times, but when he returned to his car after his third visit to the aquarium on Nov. 10, he found a surprise on his windshield.

“[I] got here and had a parking ticket,” Johnston said. “I thought [it] was an actual Charleston city parking ticket and when I looked at it closer, it wasn’t. I was kind of suspicious because the mailing address to mail back a check was a Tennessee address.”

The envelope containing “PMC - Charleston Parking Violation” included PMC’s name, the location of the company’s Nashville office, and a link for submitting disputes.

“I’m pretty sure that whoever is on the other side of that email address is not a judge,” Johnston said.

The ticket contained a barcode and QR code, noting that the driver would owe $20 for the “offense” of “non-payment” if payment was made within 10 days. The cost would jump to $25 if payment was made after 10 days and $70 if payment was submitted after 30 days.

Johnston reached out to Live 5 Investigates wondering whether he needed to pay a ticket that was issued by a private company, not the Charleston Parking Enforcement Division.

Unlike in other cities and states, there are no ordinances in Charleston or laws in South Carolina that pertain to businesses issuing their own parking citations.

“We are not aware of a provision of law which would allow a private landowner to create a novel parking ticket that would vest any court with comparable jurisdiction,” South Carolina Attorney General’s Office Communications Director Robert Kittle said in part.

“Of course, South Carolina law expressly provides that a private landowner can have unauthorized vehicles towed away from their private property,” Kittle noted, citing legislation that bans people from parking on non-public land without approval.

If you end up parking on private property and receive a parking ticket that is issued by a business, do you have to pay? In South Carolina, the answer is unclear.

“The problem is that they’re mimicking what the state and the municipalities are doing in writing their parking violation tickets,” Michelle Hubrich, a lawyer based in Summerville, said.

Hubrich says citations like these are more like invoices than traditional tickets, making them “kind of unenforceable.”

“It’s not illegal,” Hubrich said. “Should you pay it? If you knew you were supposed to pay to park in that lot, you probably should pay it if it’s a reasonable fee. If it’s what you would have paid anyhow to park there, you probably need to pay it. Now what happens if you don’t pay, that’s another question.”

Companies are allowed to report people who do not pay their violation fee to credit agencies and debt collection services, according to Hubrich, but those drivers can order debt collectors to stop contacting them.

Hubrich said that due to the 2017 National Consumer Assistance Plan, which prevents debts that were not accrued through contracts from appearing on credit reports, “if you don’t pay that invoice, they really have no avenue to pursue you paying that parking ticket because it’s not going to be reported on your credit report now.”

“If they don’t go to a debt collection agency and they really want your $20 parking fee, they can sue you … in small claims court and then that’s when they get an enforceable court order,” Hubrich added. “They’re not going to do it because they’ve got to pay to go to small claims court and really that $20 parking fee is not worth it to them.”

After Johnston reached out about the citation that he received at 7 Calhoun Street, Live 5 Investigates visited the lot on Nov. 17. At the time, a handful of small signs containing the PMC logo that faced the interior of the property were visible, warning that payment could only be made by text.

One of the signs read “Public Parking Paid Lot,” noting that “violators are subject to ticketing and towing.”

“Individuals who do not pay the posted parking will be deemed trespassers,” another sign said. “Payments for violation or [sic] operator’s parking rules are immediately due to operator. Parking fees and charges collected by operator are delinquent and if not paid within 14 days shall be considered to be in default and will be referred for collection to a debt collector.”

Live 5 Investigates subsequently contacted the City of Charleston seeking comment about the legality of this operation.

“I first heard about this on Monday [Nov. 22] after Channel 5 reached out and reported that there could be some potential unpermitted activity on the private lot,” Copeland said in an interview.

The following day, after discussions between several municipal departments, Copeland sent the letter ordering PMC to cease operations at the lot.

“It has come to our attention that your company is using this space beyond its original intent relayed to the City in April of 2021 as ‘hotel valet operations,’” Copeland’s letter stated in part.

County records indicate that 7 Calhoun Street is owned by RB Charleston, LLC, which has the same address in Ohio as a firm known as Rockbridge. Municipal minutes show that there were previously plans by Rockbridge to develop a hotel on the premises.

Copeland said that PMC’s lease agreement for the property expires on Dec. 15, explaining that after the letter was sent, “they decided to just simply cease the commercial activity instead of trying to get the permits in the short time frame.”

When Live 5 Investigates returned to 7 Calhoun Street on Nov. 24, all of the posted PMC signs were gone, though a number of drivers were still parking at the lot to visit the aquarium and Fort Sumter.

It remains unclear whether anyone who might have paid PMC citations that were issued at the unlicensed lot will be able to receive their money back.

PMC and Rockbridge have not responded to requests for comment.

Meanwhile Johnston says that he does not intend to pay his citation at all or bring his car when he visits the peninsula in the future.

“It’s just completely not worth it to park in downtown Charleston anymore,” Johnston said.

If you have a story idea for Live 5 Investigates, call 843-402-5678 or send an email to tips@live5news.com.

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Clyburn visits Charleston to talk about infrastructure bill’s impact in SC

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Congressman Jim Clyburn says he believes the newly-passed infrastructure bill will allow every household in the state to be connected to broadband internet service.“You can’t have efficient, effective delivery of medicine without broadband,” Clyburn said. “Teleheatlh and telemedicine has got to be there. You cannot have adequate education without broadband. Businesses can’t operate can’t operate in just-in-time delivery, they’ve got to have broadband.”...

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Congressman Jim Clyburn says he believes the newly-passed infrastructure bill will allow every household in the state to be connected to broadband internet service.

“You can’t have efficient, effective delivery of medicine without broadband,” Clyburn said. “Teleheatlh and telemedicine has got to be there. You cannot have adequate education without broadband. Businesses can’t operate can’t operate in just-in-time delivery, they’ve got to have broadband.”

He said during a news conference Tuesday that broadband is easily his top priority for the state.

“I am a believer that broadband is to the 21st century to what electricity was to the 20th century,” he said.

With nearly $600 billion in new federal aid, the historic investment includes more than $100 billion to improve aging highways, roads and bridges; another $39 billion for modernizing public transit, $25 billion to improve airports, $55 billion for clean drinking water and $65 billion to boost internet access.

Clyburn was joined by other Lowcountry representatives Tuesday to discuss other important projects under this new bill.

“Between 2017 and 2031, we’ll have about a 3-billion dollar capital plan in the port,” said Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the SC Ports. “Anything we can do to qualify, congressman, for that, would be very helpful. Also, the idea of getting reimbursed for our pending share of the harbor deepening in a timely passion would be very, very important as well.”

$16.6 billion is planned to be used for waterway and coastal infrastructure, which includes port infrastructure.

Clyburn shared that $366 million dollars will be used to improve public transportation and an additional $70 million to support the expansion of electric vehicle charging networks.

CARTA chairman, Mike Seekings, was also at Tuesday’s press conference.

“Public transit is integral to what we’re going to do in terms of economic development in this community,” Seekings said. “The port, the airport, and all the things that we do to move people around the state when they get here are just so wildly important.”

Clyburn says overall, he believes South Carolina is going to be in good shape as a result of this bill.

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