Posts in Category: Council

May 2016 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:36:00 PM Categories: budget CDBG Council disaster recovery public transportation roads
Council held a public hearing to gain input from our residents on the 2016-17 fiscal year budget. The current City operating budget is just over $60 million. The proposed budget will increase by 3% to just over 62 million. This increase will be covered by our current revenue sources, where we expect an increase of 2%. Therefore, City residents should not expect to see a tax increase in the upcoming year. Council also held a public hearing to receive comments from the public on ... Click here for the entire recap...
 

April 2016 

Posted by Shelley Kile Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:32:00 PM Categories: budget building codes Council employment fire department Parks Penny for Progress real estate roads
Council is working on the 2016-17 fiscal year budget. As it currently stands the proposed budget is around 60 million. Council will be hosting some upcoming budget meetings to trim that number down even more. The budget must be finalized by June and there will a public hearing for comments and suggestions from City of Sumter residents. Residents are encouraged to attend any City Council meeting to give feedback or requests. Council approved an ordinance to amend and restate... Click here for the entire recap...
 

March 2016 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 2:25:00 PM Categories: Council Penny for Progress roads
Council re-addressed the 2016-17 Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Budget. The City didn’t receive as many funds as previously scheduled, so we had to re-adjust to reflect those changes. Those programs receiving funds, such as sewer improvements, demolition program, Youth Employment, YMCA Youth Services, Wateree Aids Task Force and United Ministries will NOT be affected by the budget cuts. We did however; reduce expenditures in the administration of the program as well as the... Click here for the entire recap...
 

February 2016 

Council approved a contract authorizing three water line projects. Construction will begin soon on the replacement of 100 year old water lines from Bartlette to Hampton, along Washington Street and lines from Washington to Harvin, along Bartlette Street as well as Kingsbury Drive at Lewis Road Roundabout. Council approved a first reading on an annexation request for two parcels of land at 1177 Broad Street, consisting of 3.34 acres. Council approved a resolution for ... Click here for the entire recap...
 

January 2016 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 2:07:00 PM Categories: annexation request awards Council Downtown police department property maintenance
Council approved a lease purchase agreement for several pieces of equipment, including: Fully Equipped Fire Rescue Truck Front Loading Garbage Truck Clam Truck Recycling Truck Can Hauler Council approved a property transfer agreement authorizing an additional ¾ acres on North Main Street to assist with right-of-ways for new Downtown Hotel Council approved an annexation request for a parcel of land along US Hwy 15 South for the development... Click here for the entire recap...
 
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