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

December 2017 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 1:58:00 PM Categories: Penny for Progress police department public safety Recycling Shaw Trash
COUNCIL BUSINESS: Council gave final approval to amend our city procurement ordinance. This amendment was really about modernization of our codes and bringing them up to current practices. There were no expenditures necessary for this vote, it was just a paperwork change more than anything. Every year in December, Council recognizes significant anniversary’s with employees. This December we recognized 63 total employees who have reached significant milestones in... Click here for the entire recap...

October 2017 

City Council held a public hearing to learn more about how residents think the next fiscal year Community Development Block Grant funding should be spent. This funding is made available from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and can be used for range of activities such as housing rehabilitation, code enforcement, acquisition of real property, demolition, infrastructure and public facility improvements, economic development, and social services. Council approved... Click here for the entire recap...

September 2017 

New Historic Preservation Design Review Guidelines have been approved. The guidelines are a result of a nine-month public process to help more clearly define the guidelines for both the Hampton Park and Downtown historic districts. The plan does reinforce the City’s commitment to historic preservation. There were no major changes, only more user friendly and information descriptions, including illustrations and examples of what is appropriate. The City approved a sewer line... Click here for the entire 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.

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