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    Request for Bids -- Shiloh

    REQUEST FOR BIDS

    The County of Sumter is accepting separate sealed bids from qualified electrical contractors to install a Generator at the Shiloh Well site as called for in the attached specifications. Bids will be received in the Office of the Purchasing Agent at the Sumter County Administration Building, 13 East Canal Street, Sumter, SC 29150 until 10:30 am, February 5. 2019 Any bids received after the stated date and time will not be accepted. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time. Sumter County reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any and all technicalities.

    Bids may be mailed to or hand delivered to:

    Office of the Purchasing Agent
    County of Sumter
    13 East Canal Street
    Sumter, SC 29150

    A mandatory Pre-Bid will be held January 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Shiloh Water System facility located at the I-95 North Rest Area – Shiloh area.

    RETURN BID ENVELOPES MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED: “SHILOH WELL SITE GENERATOR”

    Request for Bids -- Wedgefield

    REQUEST FOR BIDS

    The County of Sumter is accepting separate sealed bids from qualified electrical contractors to install a Generator at the Wedgefield Well site as called for in the attached specifications. Bids will be received in the Office of the Purchasing Agent at the Sumter County Administration Building, 13 East Canal Street, Sumter, SC 29150 until 10:30 am, February 5. 2019. Any bids received after the stated date and time will not be accepted. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time. Sumter County reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any and all technicalities.

    Bids may be mailed to or hand delivered to:

    Office of the Purchasing Agent
    County of Sumter
    13 East Canal Street
    Sumter, SC 29150

    A mandatory Pre-Bid will be held January 29, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Wedgefield Water System facility located at 6130 McLaurin Road, Wedgefield, SC 29168

    RETURN BID ENVELOPES MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED: “WEDGEFIELD WELL SITE GENERATOR”

    Please avoid North Harvin Street if possible as demolition will slow traffic

    Jan 15 2019 Admin demo 1

    The demolition of a building next to the Sumter County Administration building will require short-term traffic adjustments.
    Please avoid North Harvin Street between East Hampton Avenue and East Calhoun Street if possible as there will be two lanes of traffic on a temporary basis. A renovation of the Administration building is underway and the first step in the process is the demolition and debris removal of an old two-story building.
    East Canal Street between North Main and North Harvin is also closed to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists.
    The Sumter County Judicial Center and Sumter County Administration are both open for normal business hours.
    As a reminder, the Auditor and Treasurer’s offices have been relocated to the old Item building, now known as Magnolia Place, and located at 20 North Magnolia Street.

    Baseball and softball registration begins on Jan. 22, 2019

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    If you want to register for youth baseball or softball, registration begins on Jan. 22, 2019.

    Please see the following forms for all the key dates of baseball and softball season; coaches’ applications; and softball and baseball sponsors.
    Forms can be found here

    Chairman McCain and Vice-Chairman Byrd elected for another two-year term of leadership on Sumter County Council

    Jan 9 2019 Byrd and McCain 1

    The leadership of Sumter County Council will continue as it has been for another two years after Chairman James T. McCain Jr. and Vice-Chairman James “Jimmy” R. Byrd Jr. were elected Tuesday evening by their fellow Council members to serve another term.

    At the outset of the first Council meeting of 2019, Charles T. Edens, District 4, nominated McCain, District 6, to serve another two-year term as chairman. Artie Baker, District 2, then nominated Byrd, District 3, to serve another two-year term as vice-chairman.

    The vote was unanimous.

    Sumter County Council's Jan. 8, 2019 meeting

    Sumter County Council Tuesday evening during its first regular meeting of the year voted to defer a rezoning request for property on Loring Mill Road after a lengthy discussion about land use matters.

    After members of Council voted unanimously to elect Chairman James T. McCain Jr. and Vice-Chairman James R. “Jimmy” Byrd Jr. to continue serving for another two-year leadership term, City-County Planning Director George McGregor spoke to members of council.

    Randolph Black owns a 1.48 acre parcel and a .74 acre parcel at 2110 Loring Mill Road and wants to rezone the property from Agricultural Conservation (AC) to Light Industrial-Warehouse (LI-W) for the purpose of having a tiny home manufacturing and sales site.

    Four more years on Sumter County Council for Baker, Edens and McCain

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    Three Sumter County Council members were sworn into office on Jan. 2 and Jan. 3, 2019.

    District 2 Councilman Artie Baker was sworn in for another four-year term on Jan. 2, 2019, in Council Chambers by Sumter County Clerk of Court Jamie Campbell. Due to a family emergency, Baker was unable to attend a Jan. 3 swearing-in ceremony at the Sumter County Judicial Center, but was able to attend a reception that followed.

    District 6 Councilman and Chairman James T. McCain Jr. and District 4 Councilman Charles T. Edens were sworn in for four-year terms by S.C. Supreme Court Justice George C. “Buck” James Jr. during the ceremony.

    District 5 Council Member Vivian Fleming-McGhaney presided over the brief ceremony, and the Rev. Dr. Ralph W. Canty Sr. offered an invocation and the benediction. The Sumter County Sheriff's Office Choir performed a selection. A reception on the third floor of the Judicial Center followed the ceremony and was attended by family, friends and colleagues.

    Sumter County Council’s first meeting of the year will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 8, 2019, on the third floor of the Administration building at 13 East Canal Street in Council Chambers.

    Auditor and Treasurer's Offices located in old Item building at 20 North Magnolia Street

    Magnolia Place Jan 2019



    The Sumter County Auditor and Treasurer's offices are located at 20 North Magnolia Street, now known as Magnolia Place. It is across the street from the Health Department and behind Wendy's. Handicapped parking is available in front of the building, and there's a ramp into the building.

    Spring soccer registration begins Jan. 2, 2019

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    Sumter County Recreation & Parks Department would like to announce that registration for spring soccer begins on Jan. 2, 2019. The coaches meeting is slated for Jan. 15 and the last day for registration is Jan. 17, 2019. Please see attached PDFs for more information.




    Grinding of the Greens

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    Recycle Your Christmas Tree – Grinding of the Greens

    Sumter County and the City of Sumter are giving residents an opportunity to recycle their Christmas trees at the annual "Grinding of the Greens". Donated Christmas trees will be made into mulch. It gives residents a chance to be 'green' with their discarded trees.

    Before donating your tree to the “Grinding of the Greens”, please note the following: Only live Christmas trees will be accepted-no wreaths, garland, greenery or tree stands.  Please remove all tinsel, lights and decorations.

    You can donate your tree at the following locations:

    • County Recycling Centers: Rainaire Boulevard, Stamey Livestock Road, Cane Savannah Road, Pinewood Road, Queen Chapel Road, Bethel Church Road, Alligator Branch Road, Pleasant Grove Road  and Spencer Road
    • At the entrance to Dillon Park (off Frontage Road)
    • City residents may place their tree curbside. The city will collect the trees January 7th – 17th.

     On Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., at Dillon Park, FREE MULCH made from Christmas trees will be distributed to residents on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you would like to have some mulch, bring containers or bags, tools to pick it up and a way to haul it.  Even those who do not donate a tree can receive mulch.
    For more information on Grinding of the Greens, call Sumter County Public Works at 803-436-2241 or City of Sumter Public Services at 803-436-2558.   

    'Joyful Noise - A Gospel Celebration' choir competition slated for Feb. 9, 2019

    Joyful Noise SM Post - Calling Choirs

    Planning Department revises Flood Hazard Information

    The Sumter City-County Planning Department, in accordance with National Flood Insurance Program regulation 65.7(b)(1), hereby gives notice of the City of Sumter and Sumter County’s intent to revise the flood hazard information, generally located between Second Mill Pond Dam and the Pocotaligo River. Specifically, the flood hazard information shall be revised along Green Swamp from a point approximately 1200 feet upstream of the Pocotaligo River to a point approximately 150 feet upstream of Second Mill Pond Dam.

    As a result of the revision, the floodway shall widen, the 1% annual chance water-surface elevations shall increase, and the 1% annual chance floodplain shall widen within the area of revision.

    Maps and detailed analysis of the revision can be reviewed at the Sumter City-County Planning Department Office at 12 W. Liberty Street, Suite C, Sumter, SC. Interested persons may call Helen Roodman at (803)-774-1636 for additional information.

    City-County Floodplain Information here

    Job Readiness Training at South Sumter Resource Center

    Job Readiness Training is available at the South Sumter Resource Center at 337 Manning Avenue. This program is for 14 to 17-year-old high school students who want to earn while they learn. This paid training program provides career exposure -- there's only 20 slots available. Call 803-436-2276 or 803-774-3899
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