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, 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, October 19, 2016 12:19:00 PM
City Council recognized Dr. Tim Hardee and for his tremendous efforts at Central Carolina Technical College. Dr. Hardee has recently been named the next President and Executive Director of South Carolina Technical College system. Comprised of 16 colleges, including CCTC, located across the state and two internationally-renowned statewide programs: readySC and Apprenticeship Carolina; the SC Technical College System is dedicated to furthering economic and workforce development in South... 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...
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...