Wednesday, December 20, 2017 1:58:00 PM
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...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:27:00 AM
City Council held a public hearing to learn more about how residents think the next fiscal year Community Development Block Grant funding should be spent. This funding is made available from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and can be used for range of activities such as housing rehabilitation, code enforcement, acquisition of real property, demolition, infrastructure and public facility improvements, economic development, and social services.
Council approved... Click here for the entire recap...
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, August 16, 2017 12:31:00 PM
The City has a new police training range and back-up 911 center going in at our public works facility down on the Pocataligo, off 521 South. This facility will allow our police officers to experience enhanced training to continue their professional development.
The City is purchasing a new dryer system for our wastewater facility. This new dryer system will replace an old antiquated system and allow for better more consistent production of our product line, Poconite, which... Click here for the entire recap...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:28:00 PM
City Council approved a contract to purchase emergency 9-1-1 console stations for the new Police Department Telecommunications Center. The center, which is housed in the City of Sumter Police Department answers all 9-1-1 calls for City, County, EMS and after-hours public service requests.
City Council approved the annexation of 4.83 acres of land into the City, located at 2600 Broad Street. It’s current use is commercial for an automobile dealership ... 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, 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, 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...