Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:33:00 AM
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...
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, January 18, 2017 8:41:00 AM
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...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM
Council approved an ordinance to allow for embellishments on billboard signs, to allow them to be more versatile to owners and more 3-D in design.
Downtown hotel land transfers were given final reading earlier this month and closing on the property is expected within the next week. Land disturbance permits have already been applied for, so they are ready to hit the ground running with the Hyatt groundbreaking very soon. Council also approved a bond with the existing tax... Click here for the entire recap...
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM
Public Hearings were held to discuss billboard copy extensions and a rezoning request on Keels Road.
City approved the 2016 State Grant Streets Resurfacing Projects, including work on:
Washington Street (Liberty to Dingle)
Mattison... 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...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:36:00 PM
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...
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:32:00 PM
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...