Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:31:00 PM
The City has a new police training range and back-up 911 center going in at our public works facility down on the Pocataligo, off 521 South. This facility will allow our police officers to experience enhanced training to continue their professional development.
The City is purchasing a new dryer system for our wastewater facility. This new dryer system will replace an old antiquated system and allow for better more consistent production of our product line, Poconite, which... Click here for the entire recap...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:28:00 PM
City Council approved a contract to purchase emergency 9-1-1 console stations for the new Police Department Telecommunications Center. The center, which is housed in the City of Sumter Police Department answers all 9-1-1 calls for City, County, EMS and after-hours public service requests.
City Council approved the annexation of 4.83 acres of land into the City, located at 2600 Broad Street. It’s current use is commercial for an automobile dealership ... Click here for the entire recap...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:09:00 AM
The next fiscal year budget has been approved with the City’s annual budget balanced at just over $67.2 million dollars. Some of the most significant expenditures are:
One third or $20.3 million goes toward public safety services, including Police, Fire, EMS, municipal court, inspections and enforcement;
One third or $22.5 million goes to water, sewer and stormwater services; and
The other third is split across the following programs and... Click here for the entire recap...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:45:00 AM
It’s budget season and Council has been hosting workshops in conjunction with our regular meetings as well as held a hearing last night to hear requests from the public. Staff along with Council is working hard to complete a balanced budget by June for our upcoming fiscal year. Currently we are looking at approximate expenditures for the year totaling just over $65 million dollars.
Council also held a public hearing last night to discuss our Comprehensive Annual Performance and... Click here for the entire recap...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:40:00 AM
Water Meter Replacement Project --
The City of Sumter has begun a two-year process of replacing customers water meters, community-wide (started in April 2017). The City has contracted with Siemens, a company with water meter replacement projects all across the United States, to replace all existing water meters.
If you have questions about the Water Meter Replacement Project, please call 803.774.3222.
The replacement project will be completed in phases.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:22:00 PM
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:
We want to make sure you are protecting your most precious cargo. Sumter residents can signup for free car seat installation program. Residents bring their car seats and the Sumter Fire Department will assist them with the correct install. The next install date is scheduled for May 15 from 11 AM – 1 PM. Installations are by appointment only. Schedule an appointment today by visiting our website www.sumterfiredepartment.com or call the Sumter Fire Department... Click here for the entire recap...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:19:00 PM
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 3:33:00 PM
Council approved a new automated utility billing and meter reading project. Our current system was installed in 1997, making it 20 years old. With new technology available today; this new system will provide better efficiencies for staff and customers. The upgrades will begin in 2017 and could take up to 2 years to complete. After the system is fully implemented, a couple of advantages will be faster payment options as well as alerts to the utility department if there is an indication of a... Click here for the entire recap...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:00:00 PM
Council approved an ordinance to rezone approximately 3.26 acres of property, across from the Clyburn Transportation Center, from general commercial and light industrial to the Central Business District. This piece of property is owned by the City and the planned location of our new Utility Finance offices.
At Monday’s massive fire at Sumter Casket Company, located at 209 South Magnolia St, the fire department pulled a considerable amount of water from the City’s hydrants.... Click here for the entire recap...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 2:39:00 PM
We are happy to announce that the 2016-17 budget passed last night, by unanimously vote. This is the 9th consecutive year that City Council has passed a balanced budget with no property tax increases.
Council approved a request to have 4.65 acres, located at 2120 Thomas Sumter Highway, rezoned from General Commercial and Agricultural Conservation to General Commercial. The proposed use of the property is for Palmetto Storage, a mini-warehouse.
Council approved a... Click here for the entire recap...