The City of Johnsonville operates under a Council Form of Government. The council is made up of a six member elected body as well as the Mayor. All seats are on a four year cycle and are at large seats (the city is not divided into districts.)
The regular scheduled meeting for the City Council is the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the council chambers at City Hall. A public forum is on the agenda at every meeting giving citizens the opportunity to express comments or concerns.
The public is invited to attend all meetings. For more information on the council form of government please visit www.masc.sc.
City Hall Staff
City Administrator James "Jim" Smith
City Council Mayor Steve Dukes
Steve Dukes serves as Mayor of the City of Johnsonville. He has served in city government for more than 30 years. Prior to becoming mayor, he served on council for twenty years. As mayor, Dukes serves as chairman of council and a liaison member of each committee inside the city. A 2006 graduate of the Municipal Association, Dukes is the longest serving elected official in the history of the city. Dukes is also involved in several other capacities throughout the community and state. He is a member of the local library board and is also a member of the Mayors' Institute of Local Government for the state of South Carolina. He is also involved on the Florence County Economic Development Board and is actively involved in promoting the historical and natural attributes of the Johnsonville community. A native of the Johnsonville area, Dukes graduated from Johnsonville High School and then went on to graduate from The Citadel in Charleston, SC. Dukes is employed with Santee Cooper. He and his wife, Mona, are members of St. Paul Presbyterian Church and they have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson.
City Clerk and Treasurer Marlene Rollins
Marlene Rollins holds the position of City Clerk/Treasurer at Johnsonville City Hall. She is responsible for City Council meetings, agendas, ordinances, minutes and accounting and bookkeeping activities at the City. For more information, contact Marlene at: 843-386-2069. firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant City Clerk Ann Tanner
Downtown Development Director David Mace
David brings a wealth of knowledge to the City as its Economic Development Director. David is looking at helping Johnsonville grow by providing new job opportunities and new businesses to our Great Small City! David can be reached at 843-386-2069. email@example.com
Invitation for Construction Bids
The City of Johnsonville is soliciting bids for renovations to the boat ramp on Lynches River at Odell Venters Landing located on State Road 41/51 just north of the city.
Renovations include: Removal of an existing concrete boat ramp and construction of a 120’x28’x6” reinforced concrete boat ramp with a 14% slope and a “V-Grooved” finish with excavation, rock fill and rip rap stabilization; Construction and installation of a new 8’x100’ aluminum ground-out floating courtesy dock, with wooden pile installations, a 60’x8’x4” concrete dock pad, a 8.5’x24’ concrete dock abutment; And patching and resurfacing of the existing asphalt parking lot with the addition of new areas, as shown and detailed within the plans and specifications.
All work is to be done in accordance with drawings and specifications and any permit conditions of federal, state, local or any other agencies having jurisdiction. The general drawings and specifications have been prepared by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
The bidder must have the proper licensing and will be required to have a 5% Bid Bond. The successful low bidder shall be required to provide a Performance Bond and a Labor and Material Payment Bond in the full amount of the contract price. The successful low bidder also must have and maintain in full force and effect the following insurance for the life of the contract:
Coverage Limits of Liability Worker’s Compensation Statutory Employer’s Liability $ 500,000.00 Bodily Injury Liability except Auto $1,000,000.00 each occurrence Property Damage Liability except Auto $1,000,000.00 each aggregate Automobile Bodily Injury $1,000,000.00 each person Liability $1,000,000.00 each occurrence Automobile Property Damage Liability $1,000,000.00 each occurrence Excess Umbrella Liability $1,000,000.00 each occurrence
The City of Johnsonville shall be an additional insured on all of the above policies except Worker’s Compensation and Employer’s Liability.
The bidder selected shall indemnify the City of Johnsonville against any claims, actions, or suits, including court costs and reasonable attorney fees to the extent caused by the negligent acts or omissions or willful misconduct of the bidder, its employees or subcontractors in providing services through the awarded contract.
From the date of commencement in the “Notice to Proceed,” the contractor shall substantially complete the project in 120 days or less. Final completion is expected within 30 days of Substantial Completion.
The City of Johnsonville reserves the right to reject any or all bids. The City shall select the lowest responsive, responsible bidder, provided, that in determining the lowest responsible bidder, in addition to the price, the City shall consider: 1. The ability, capacity, and skill of the bidder to perform the contract or provide the service required. 2. Whether the bidder can perform the contract or provide the service promptly, or within the time specified, without delay or interference. 3. The character, integrity, reputation, judgment, experience and efficiency of the bidder. 4. The quality of performance of previous contracts or services. 5. The previous and existing compliance by the bidder with laws and ordinances relating to the contract or services. 6. The sufficiency of the financial resources and ability of the bidder to perform the contract or provide the service. 7. The quality, availability and adaptability of the supplies or contractual services to the particular use required. 8. The ability of the bidder to provide future maintenance and service for the use of the subject of the contract. 9. The number and scope of conditions to the bid.
Contractors submitting bids may be required to provide references for similar type of work performed in the past five years.
A pre-bid meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Odell Venters Landing to give contractors an opportunity to inspect the area of proposed work and get a clear understanding of the conditions under which work is to be done. Preliminary questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the City of Johnsonville, PO Box 428, Johnsonville, SC 29555.
All bids must be received at City of Johnsonville City Hall by 5:00 pm on Monday, October 2, 2017 made to the attention of the City Administrator. All bids received after this date will be rejected. No alterations to bids will be allowed after this time. Final decisions on accepting contractor services will be made by Johnsonville City Council.
A public bid opening will be at 5:15 pm on Monday, October 2, 2017 in the Council Chambers at City of Johnsonville City Hall. Bidding contractors are not required to be present. Council reserves the right to make decisions regarding the Odell Venters Landing project at their pleasure and convenience.
Sealed bids may be mailed or delivered directly to the City of Johnsonville at the appropriate address below:
Physical address: Mailing address: City of Johnsonville City of Johnsonville 111 W. Broadway St. P.O. Box 428 Johnsonville, SC 29555 Johnsonville, SC 29555
To request a copy of the general drawings and specifications, contact Jim Smith (City Administrator) or David Mace (Downtown Development Director) at 843-386-2069.
Mayor Pro Temp. Johnny Hanna
Johnny Hanna and his family have lived in Johnsonville for over 30 years. His wife, Sheila, is a teacher in the exceptional Johnsonville School System. All three of his children graduated from Johnsonville High School. Having spent the greater part of his professional career in sales, Johnny has just the right personality to deal with citizens and employees of the city. He has served several terms as Mayor Pro Tem and is very active on the Parks and Recreation Committee and in the new Johnsonville Area Chamber of Commerce. An avid outdoorsman, Johnny has a chance to see the often unseen facets of the community and enjoys visiting with citizens and business leaders to hear their concerns and ideas for the betterment of the community as a whole.
Jamie Altman was elected to City Council in 2012. Jamie graduated from Johnsonville High School in 1988 and Florence Darlington Tech in 1990. Jamie is married to Robin Altman of Hemingway and they have two children; a son, Drew, and a daughter, Erin. Jamie enjoys fishing, golf, athletics, and spending time with family. He is a member of the Prospect Independent Methodist Church and serves as the Choir Director and Adult Sunday School Teacher. As a lifelong resident of the Johnsonville community, Jamie has contacts in many of the outlying communities around the city and can provide a unique insight into the needs of those citizens. He is a member of the Administration Committee as well as several other committees on council.
Gary N. Arthurs
NC State alumnus and die-hard fan Gary and his wife Janet moved with their two children to Johnsonville, SC, from Apex, NC, many years ago. A former golf course pro at the Wellman Club, Gary is now owner of Southern Lawns and Landscapes and Garden Center and his full-time hobby is visiting with his new granddaughter. Gary has made his mark on council quickly as a member the Administrative Committee and Financial Committee and as chairman of the Parks and Recreation Committee and Streets and Beautification Committee. Gary is working on the upcoming Vox water project to offer community residents city water and is helping oversee the building of new facilities at the city park to offer residents a nice place to meet for parties, reunions, etc.
Mona Burris Dukes
Mona, a native of Johnsonville, has been involved in community, church, and civic leadership all of her adult life. As a young adult, she worked with the “Johnsonville Founder’s Day Festival,” now known as the “Heritage Festival Down by the River.” She was active in the Pee Dee Junior Women’s Club, the Johnsonville Library Board, various church-related activities, the “Old Fashioned Christmas in the Park,” and numerous other venues. Mona was an elected member of the Florence District 5 (Johnsonville) School District Board of Trustees for 10 years. She has supported her husband as mayor for many years and is glad to serve alongside the council members to improve opportunities for the citizens of the greater Johnsonville community. She has helped start a Johnsonville Area Chamber of Commerce to give business leaders from within the 29555 area a voice in the advancement of the community. She has begun to work with property owners along Broadway to improve the look of their buildings and to rent them to prospective businesses. She is also working to improve Internet and social media output for greater citizen-government communication.
Pat Nettles was first elected to City Council in 2012. He is a native of Johnsonville and is married to Kim and they have two children. Pat is employed as a territory manager with South Carolina Air Distributors. He is a member of New Vision Free Will Baptist Church and enjoys tournament bass fishing. Pat is involved heavily in the wastewater treatment and water projects with the City. He also serves on the Law Enforcement Committee. Also a lifelong resident of the city, Pat has a unique prospective and lends a great amount of knowledge from his profession as he serves the citizens. He is an active voice for community residents.
M. Doolittle Stone
Doolittle lives in his hometown of Johnsonville with his wife Hazel and their daughter Melexa He is an employee of McCall’s Incorporated in Johnsonville and is the newest member of council, fulfilling the unexpired seat of his deceased sister, Diane S. Marsh. He is a 1972 graduate of Francis Marion University When asked why he ran for council, Stone says, “After many years of living and working in Johnsonville, this was an opportunity to give back to the city and help maintain it as a place all citizens can be proud to live and work in for years to come.” Stone believes that, though Johnsonville may not have all the frills of a big city, it does have a strong sense of community where people know each other or know of each other, and there is a willingness to come together and support one another in difficult and happy times. He hopes to explore opportunities to eliminate dilapidated structures in the city and seek ways to bring new businesses into the community.