Mayor's Minute

A community investment information series from the City of Sumter, SC Mayor's Office.

The City of Sumter is committed to government accountability and transparency. Council notes are not official minutes of City Council, rather a summary of what's happening in and around the City. 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.

5/17

May is National Mental Health Month and May 18-20 is the Weekend of Faith for Mental Health. I ask you to join in thousands of other congregations across the country to raise awareness about the important topic of mental health, with special attention to addiction. Our nation is in the midst of...Read more

5/16

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS:

Council held six public hearings last night, to receive public comments on the following: Our community development entitlement funds report on how the City utilized $291,838, which included: YMCA provided various services for 15 LMI youth Employed 68 youth with summer...Read more
3/21
Council approved a general obligation bond that will cover costs from the following projects: Reimbursements of prior expenditures for Alice Drive Fire Station improvements, together with associated furniture, fixtures, equipment and technology infrastructure; New Public Safety Complex, located on...Read more
3/2

Downtown Sumter has undergone rapid growth over the past few years. New restaurants and businesses have opened, and a new Hyatt Place Hotel is scheduled to be completed in March. With the new hotel coming, we knew we would need more parking, so the city decided to build a parking garage at the...Read more

2/21
Council gave final approval to rezone .24 acres of land located at 1947 McCray’s Mill Road from general residential to general commercial. This property is directly adjacent to other commercial properties and it will allow owners to better market the property for sale.

Council also gave...Read more