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, 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, 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.
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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, 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, 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...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 2:12:00 PM
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...