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.


The Sumter School Board recently voted to reopen Mayewood Middle School after it had been closed. Its students were assigned to a newly renovated and program-enriched R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy. The vote to return about 140 students to Mayewood, located a little more than a mile away...Read more

Councilman Thomas “Bubba” Lowery was elected by the City Council to serve as Mayor Pro Tem, who will act in the absence of the Mayor, if needed. Council recognized over 60 employees this month that have been with the City for 10 years or more., including 14 of those who have been with us for 25...Read more
The city has annexed and rezoned, at the owner’s request, 11.29 acres located at 1495 Camden Highway. The owner of this property will be constructing a gas station and convenience store. The City also transferred a 0.86 acre parcel located at 129 E. Hampton Street to Sumter County. This is the...Read more
Council approved changes to the city’s burn ordinance . This ordinance applies to all open burning and reuse burning within City limits. The ordinance clarifies some of the code to better manage safety and nuisance concerns. The changes clarify how campfires need to use clean wood and must be...Read more
Council approved maintenance agreements with Stafford Meadows and Heritage Bay Subdivision . Because water, sewer and storm water drainage are directly tied to the City’s system, it’s important for Council to assure these systems are built to the correct specifications, as not to hinder the current...Read more