Posts in Category: grants

October 2017 

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...
 

July 2017 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:28:00 PM Categories: annexation request awards CDBG Council grants police department public safety
COUNCIL BUSINESS: 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...
 

December 2016 

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...
 

September 2016 

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...