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, November 16, 2016 11:16:00 AM
Council held two public hearings at last night’s meeting.
The first was to receive feedback from our residents on the allowing off-premise real estate signs in all zoning areas, such pennants and fluttering devices. This new ordinance would make Sumter consistent with recent Supreme Court guidance.
The second was to receive feedback from our residents on a change to a planned development located at 173 Hoyt Street and 612 Maney Street. With its current use as a convenience store... 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...