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, 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...