Council Recap

The City of Sumter is committed to government accountability and transparency. Council Recap notes are not official minutes of City Council (see here for official meeting minutes), rather a summary of what's happening in and around the City each month. The public is invited to all City Council Meetings and encouraged to voice their concerns or issues. Additionally, we also have an online Customer Service Form where you may ask a question or report an issue.

Monthly Council Meeting Recap

March 2017 

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...
 

February 2017 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:19:00 PM Categories: Council energy

Please refer to recent press releases, specifically City of Sumter to Reduce Energy Usage by More than 20 percent.

January 2017 

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. ... 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...
 

November 2016 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 11:16:00 AM Categories: awards disaster recovery JLUS military relocation rezoning request signs transportation volunteers
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...
 

October 2016 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:19:00 PM Categories: CCTC CDBG debris disaster recovery housing hurricane
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...
 

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...
 

August 2016 

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: Kilgo Street Providence Street President Drive Middle Street Willis Street Peace Avenue Washington Street (Liberty to Dingle) Sumter Street Milton Road Jackson Street Anne Park Wactor Street Edgewater Drive Ellen Drive Vivian Road Mattison... Click here for the entire recap...
 

July 2016 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:00:00 PM Categories: Aquatics Center awards Council Downtown fire department rezoning request roads Tennis Center
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...
 

June 2016 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 2:39:00 PM Categories: awards budget Council rezoning request roads
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...
 
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