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.


This month we wanted to share some highlights from 2019 year end report:

14 homeowners were given house rehab assistance. 59 dilapidated structures were demolished through our codes enforcement, these are always performed at the owners request and/or permission. Sumter Fire Department...Read more

As we close out another year after a season of rejoicing and giving and enter a new year and a new decade, it is a good time to reflect on all of the blessings we in Sumter receive every day. Living in a place like Sumter is itself a blessing. Yet, just as all communities, we have people who are...Read more


Council approved several resolutions for authorizing projects with City property:

Repairing the elevator at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, which was damaged in the 2015 flood. Since that date we done small repairs when it would go down but we’ve waited until we could get full insurance...Read more
Council held four public hearings this month, to receive public comments on the following: To receive additional comments from the public regarding the expenditure of our annual Community Development Block Grant funds from the federal HUD program. The purpose of these funds is to improve...Read more
Council held three public hearings this month, to receive public comments on the following: The adoption of the Sumter 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The “Comp” Plan is the product of an extensive public process, and is intended to be an important tool for guiding growth and development in the Sumter...Read more