Posts in Category: Penny for Progress

December 2017 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 1:58:00 PM Categories: Penny for Progress police department public safety Recycling Shaw Trash
COUNCIL BUSINESS: Council gave final approval to amend our city procurement ordinance. This amendment was really about modernization of our codes and bringing them up to current practices. There were no expenditures necessary for this vote, it was just a paperwork change more than anything. Every year in December, Council recognizes significant anniversary’s with employees. This December we recognized 63 total employees who have reached significant milestones in... Click here for the entire recap...
 

September 2017 

New Historic Preservation Design Review Guidelines have been approved. The guidelines are a result of a nine-month public process to help more clearly define the guidelines for both the Hampton Park and Downtown historic districts. The plan does reinforce the City’s commitment to historic preservation. There were no major changes, only more user friendly and information descriptions, including illustrations and examples of what is appropriate. The City approved a sewer line... Click here for the entire recap...
 

January 2017 

Council approved some upcoming projects around the community, including Alice Drive Fire Station additions and renovations, Milton Road sewer replacement project, from Jackson Street to Alberta Drive, Philips Street sewer replacement project and the new public safety campus, including a new Police Department Headquarters and a new Fire Department Headquarters to be located at 315/335 North Lafayette Drive, whose groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Monday, January 23rd at 2 PM. ... Click here for the entire recap...
 

December 2016 

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...
 

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...