October 2021 Council Highlights

  • This month Council approved improvements to the Crosswell Park. The plan is to add three (3) full size outdoor basketball courts, with additional work on sidewalks, storm drainage, parking, fencing and landscaping to the city park. The bid was accepted by a local company, 3D Dirt Works of Sumter, and the project will begin in the next few weeks with an expected completion date by Spring of 2022.
  • The next round of public meetings in preparation for the Annual Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Budget will be held in November and December. The public is invited to attend any or all of these meetings and have input for the upcoming budget process. For more information, you can also all our Community Development office at 803-774-1649. The dates of the meetings are:
      • North Hope Center, 904 N. Main St.
      • Birnie Hope Center, 210 S. Purdy St.
      • South Hope Center, 1125 S. Lafayette Drive
      • Council Chamber, during our second meeting that month, located on the 4th floor of the Sumter Opera House.
  • The City’s Mobile Home Repair program is underway having granted funds to eight households to help with roof repairs. The program is still open for applications. If you are a resident that needs assistance, apply online at sumtersc.gov or call 803-774-1649.
  • Sumter Littler Theatre is running a full schedule this upcoming year. Their “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” performance is currently showing through the end of the October – Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets are $20-25.
    • As always, the theatre is always looking for volunteers too, so we encourage everyone to get involved, with the theatre or one of over 200 organizations that serve the Sumter community. Audition call for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will be held this Saturday, October 23, at 11 AM at Sumter Little Theatre, located at 14 Mood Avenue. Calling for adult actors’ male and females. No experience required.
    • Tickets and info available on their website at SumterLittleTheatre.com.
  • Sumter Opera House is Destination Motown, featuring the Sensational Soul Cruisers this Sunday, October 24 at 3 PM. The ultimate 11-piece show band will perform iconic hits from the '60s and '70s and take the audience on a musical and visual journey of the Motown revolution that inspired a generation. Tickets are $28.75 - $34.50 and available online at sumteroperahouse.com.
  • Sumter County Civic Center presents a night to remember with the incomparable gospel legend, CeCe Winans,Friday, October 29 from 6-9:30 PM. General Admission is $35. Limited VIP tickets are $50.
    • Doors Open - 6:00 PM EST
    • Grace Gladiators (Grace Cathedral Ministries) - 7:30 PM EST
    • The Legendary CeCe Winans - 8:00 PM EST
  • First Friday Breakfast Series with the Sumter Chamber of Commerce will be held on Friday, November 5 at 7:30 AM in the North HOPE Center. The topic this month is “Charter School 101 and our Community,” with guest speakers from the Liberty STEAM Charter School. Tickets are $15 for chamber members or $20 for non-members and advance registration is required by Thursday, November 4 at 12 Noon. Contact the Chamber at (803)775-1231.
  • Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 11, starting at 10 AM. The parade starts at CCTC in downtown Sumter, head North on Main and turns onto Calhoun Street to circle around and end in front of the Sumter County Judicial Center. The ceremony will be held on the front law of the Sumter County Courthouse immediately following the parade.
    • Several organizations will also be holding a Military-Veterans Appreciation event following the ceremony at their facilities, including the Sumter Gallery of Art, Sumter County Museum and the Sumter Military Museum, where admission to all is free.
  • The City has multiple job openings in various departments, from 9-1-1 operators, administration, sanitation, planning, electrical, recreation and more. We are committed to providing friendly and caring service to our citizens and our employees. We offer a generous benefits package to regular status employees, which includes vacation, sick, retirement and much more! To view openings, visit our Human Resources page on our website atsumtersc.gov/HR.
  • The next Community Clean Up Day is scheduled for December 18, we want to encourage everyone to join in to help… Neighborhood Associations, churches, youth groups, businesses and more… we need your help to keep Sumter litter free. So far this year, we have had over 200 volunteers, more than 80,000 lbs of litter picked up off our streets and rights of way, more than 174 hours have been issued through the court system and 22 warning tickets and brochures were passed out at our first Tarp program in conjunction with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and Landfill. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!!!
    1. Remember to take the time to always secure your load on your truck or trailer. It’s the law. Bottles, cans, plastics and paper can easily escape, in addition to heavier items. Unsecured loads can shift and become loose causing items to become air born. Items of all sizes – heavy or light, bagged or not – fall off vehicles every day creating hazards on our roadways. More on SC litter laws can be found on our website.
    2. This program is a partnership between the City, Sumter County, the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce, and Palmetto Pride. We invite you to join us in this cleanup effort... signup to volunteer anytime on our website sumtersc.gov/litter.
  • City Council meetings are held on the first Tuesday at 1 PM and on the third Tuesday at 5:30 PM on the 4th floor of the Sumter Opera House (enter through the back entrance off the parking lot). Public comments may also be submitted online anytime through our website at sumtersc.gov/council/meetings, or city citizens can contact the Mayor or their Councilmember any time prior to any meeting to discuss a concern or idea you may have for the City. For our regularly scheduled meetings, agendas are announced the Friday before each meeting on our website and include links to detailed agenda items as well as location, and more.
    • Next month our regularly scheduled meetings are on November 2 at 1 PM and November 16 at 5:30 PM.
  • Residents should look for our new billing insert in their water/sewer/trash bill. This will be a quarterly publication to highlight city services and programs. See the flyer below too.