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    Sumter County Council's Feb. 13, 2024, meeting

    Sumter County Council on Feb. 13, 2024, dealt with land use matters and more during its regular meeting.
    Sumter City-County Planning Director Helen Roodman spoke first about an ordinance amendment related to County Zoning and Development Standards which would permit used motor vehicle parts merchants with on-site dismantling and/or storage in the Light Industrial-Warehouse (LI-W) District as a Special Exception Use with Specific Special Design Criteria.
    First reading was approved.
    Council then discussed Sumter County’s Business License Ordinance. Councilman Carlton Washington offered proposed language crafted with the help of attorney Andrea Loney.
    The proposed changes would lessen the standards by which applicants could be denied a business license. The changes were approved by Council and will be crafted into an ordinance likely to see first reading at the next meeting.
    Councilman Artie Baker reported on an earlier Public Works Committee meeting during which the discussion focused on the condition and ownership of Kangaroo Lane. Discussions will continue, he said.
    County Administrator Gary Mixon noted that the last meeting saw Council approve moving forward with the Capital Penny Sales Tax Referendum. At the next meeting on Feb. 27, a discussion will begin regarding proposed projects, he said. A list of the 2022 project will be sent to Council members for review. Council members can also offer suggestions, he said.
    During the Public Comments, a teacher from Pocalla Springs Elementary School noted her students are currently involved in an effort to keep beavers safe when crossing Pinewood Road between Marwood and Kingsbury drives.
    A Sumter resident thanked Council members for their work on the business license ordinance.
    A Sumter resident and member of the Sumter Litter Advisory Board encouraged members of Council and the public to get involved in a Feb. 18 litter pickup.
    A Wedgefield resident thanked Council for what they do and advocated for more Sheriff’s Deputy patrols in Wedgefield.
    The meeting adjourned at 7:14 p.m.

     

    Quadrant 4 Stash the Trash on March 23rd at R.E. Davis

    Feb 20 2024 Stash the Trash Quadrant 4 flyer

    Marine Corps 24th Expeditionary Unit thanks County Government

    Feb 13 2024 County Council recognized USMC

    Sumter County Government was formally recognized Tuesday evening by the United States Marine Corps 24th Expeditionary Unit.
    Lt. Col. Ray Kaster told County Council that regular training exercises bring the Marines from Camp Lejeune up and down the East Coast with a stop here.
    Sumter County has provided locales for the Marines to train and help build their capability as a crisis response force readying for potential combat situations, he said.
    Sumter County specifically has been “pivotal the last couple years” in providing venues to allow the Marines to conduct specific training needed “to help sharpen the edge of the sword, if you will,” he said.
    Thank you, Lt. Col. Kaster, and we appreciate what you and your fellow Marines do each and every day to keep us safe. 

    Sumter Veteran Sinkler leads Pledge of Allegiance

    Sumter Veteran James L. Sinkler Tuesday evening led the Pledge of Allegiance before Sumter County Council’s regular meeting.
    Sinkler served our Nation in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1984 to 1988. After his military service he became a S.C. Trooper and retired as a First Sergeant after 25 years. He’s currently a Sergeant Major with the Sumter Police Department and oversees the Community Service Department.
    Sinkler lives in District 3, which is represented by Vice Chairman Jimmy Byrd.
    Thank you for your service, Mr. Sinkler.
    Feb 13 2024 Sinkler leads Pledge of Allegiance Sumter County Council 2

    Feb 13 2024 Sinkler leads Pledge of Allegiance Sumter County Council 1

     

    Spring 2024 Adult Softball League Registration

    Spring 2024 Adult Softball Registration Form

    Registration is underway for the Spring 2024 Adult Softball League.
    The form is available by clicking here
    If you have questions, you can call (803) 436-2248














    SwanCon 2024 seeking vendors

    Sample ballot for 2024 GOP Primary

    Feb 22 2024 Sample Ballot GOP Primary

    Spring 2024 Softball and Baseball registration begins Monday, Jan. 29, 2024

    Jan 23 2024 Softball date sheet
    Registration for Spring 2024 Softball and Baseball begins Monday, Jan. 29, 2024. You can register online here: https://scsumterctyweb.myvscloud.com/webtrac/web/splash.html
    Or you can register in person at 155 Haynsworth Street
    If you have questions, please call (803) 436-2248

    Jan 23 2024 Baseball date sheet