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

August 2017 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:31:00 PM Categories: contracts Council Parks police department public safety Tennis Center utilities
The City has a new police training range and back-up 911 center going in at our public works facility down on the Pocataligo, off 521 South. This facility will allow our police officers to experience enhanced training to continue their professional development. The City is purchasing a new dryer system for our wastewater facility. This new dryer system will replace an old antiquated system and allow for better more consistent production of our product line, Poconite, which... Click here for the entire recap...

July 2017 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:28:00 PM Categories: annexation request awards CDBG Council grants police department public safety
COUNCIL BUSINESS: City Council approved a contract to purchase emergency 9-1-1 console stations for the new Police Department Telecommunications Center. The center, which is housed in the City of Sumter Police Department answers all 9-1-1 calls for City, County, EMS and after-hours public service requests. City Council approved the annexation of 4.83 acres of land into the City, located at 2600 Broad Street. It’s current use is commercial for an automobile dealership ... Click here for the entire recap...

June 2017 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:09:00 AM Categories: budget Council housing job roads sewer utilities water
The next fiscal year budget has been approved with the City’s annual budget balanced at just over $67.2 million dollars. Some of the most significant expenditures are: One third or $20.3 million goes toward public safety services, including Police, Fire, EMS, municipal court, inspections and enforcement; One third or $22.5 million goes to water, sewer and stormwater services; and The other third is split across the following programs and... Click here for the entire recap...

May 2017 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:45:00 AM Categories: budget CDBG Council Downtown historic housing police department roads transportation
It’s budget season and Council has been hosting workshops in conjunction with our regular meetings as well as held a hearing last night to hear requests from the public. Staff along with Council is working hard to complete a balanced budget by June for our upcoming fiscal year. Currently we are looking at approximate expenditures for the year totaling just over $65 million dollars. Council also held a public hearing last night to discuss our Comprehensive Annual Performance and... Click here for the entire recap...

April 2017 

Posted by Shelley Kile Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:40:00 AM Categories: Council utilities water
Water Meter Replacement Project -- The City of Sumter has begun a two-year process of replacing customers water meters, community-wide (started in April 2017). The City has contracted with Siemens, a company with water meter replacement projects all across the United States, to replace all existing water meters. If you have questions about the Water Meter Replacement Project, please call 803.774.3222. The replacement project will be completed in phases. ... Click here for the entire 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 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...
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