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    COG to hold May 23 Town Hall on Housing

    May 23 2024 COG Flyer town hall meeting

    Summer Basketball Registration begins May 28

    Registration for Summer Youth Basketball begins on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

    The Registration Form can be found by clicking this link

    If you would like to coach, the Coaches Application can be found by clicking this link

    If you would like to sponsor a team, the Sponsor Form can be found by clicking this link

    You can register online by clicking this link

    Or you can register in person at Sumter County Recreation & Parks Office, 155 Haynsworth Street.  If you have questions you can call (803) 436-2248.
    May 21 2024 Summer Basketball Date Sheet

    COG seeks input for Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

    The Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments is updating the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter counties. The Citizen Survey needs your responses to understand your personal experiences and perceptions of natural hazards, like hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. The Survey is also concerned with your planning and preparation in the event a natural hazard occurs. Your feedback will guide the development of strategies to help the community recover from natural hazards more effectively.
    Please take a few minutes and complete the survey below. Thank you for your participation!

    Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Citizen Survey (surveymonkey.com)

    PSA from Sumter County Voter Registration & Elections

    May 17 2024 Tabulation notice and early voting

    Newman leads Pledge of Allegiance before Council meeting

    May 15 2024 Sumter Veteran Newman leads Pledge of Allegiance Sumter County Council 1
    Sumter Veteran Lance Newman Tuesday evening led the Pledge of Allegiance before Sumter County Council’s regular meeting.
    Council Chairman James T. McCain Jr. noted that Newman served our Nation in the United States Marine Corps from 1983 to 2006, and was deployed four times to Iraq and Afghanistan. He received several meritorious service awards during his career, and has dedicated his life to serving Veterans in the Sumter community and across the state.
    “Thank you for your service,” McCain said.
    Newman lives in District 7, which is represented by Councilman Eugene Baten.
    May 15 2024 Sumter Veteran Newman leads Pledge of Allegiance Sumter County Council 3

    Soil and Water Commissioner on Nov. 5th ballot

    May 13 2024 Soil and Water Commissioner release FINAL

    CDC Housing Fair seeks participants

    Memorial Day ceremony on May 27 at Veterans Park

    May 7 2024 Memorial Day flyer

    Tams and Terence Lonon at Multicultural Festival on May 24 at Patriot Hall

    Sumter County Council's May 14, 2024, meeting

    Sumter County Council Tuesday evening dealt with land use matters and more during its regular meeting.
    Sumter City-County Planning Director Helen Roodman spoke first about a request to rezone a portion of two split-zoned parcels at 3520 and 3580 Thomas Sumter Highway from Agriculture Conservation (AC) to General Commercial (GC). Total acreage of the properties is 8.4 acres; the area to be rezoned as GC is 1.98 acres. Councilman Charles Edens recused himself.
    First reading was approved. Councilman Carlton Washington abstained.
    Roodman then spoke about a request to rezone two parcels at 408 and 410 East Red Bay Road and 1033 Boulevard Road from Agricultural Conservation (AC) to General Commercial (GC). Total acreage is .88 acres.
    Roodman said the Planning Commission recommended a change to Neighborhood Commercial (NC) and not GC.
    First reading was approved.
    Roodman then spoke about a request to amend Article 1.h.4.b of the Sumter County Zoning & Development Standards Ordinance to add a provision stating the Zoning Board of Appeals may not grant variances to the special design criteria outlined in Article 5.b.3 of the ordinance for hazardous and/or potentially disruptive land uses. And amend Article 1.h.4.c in order to clarify that the City-County Board of Zoning Appeals may modify a Special Exception Use Approval impose additional conditions upon the proposed use, not to relax established Special Exception Use criteria.
    After discussion, the issue will be sent to committee.
    First reading was approved.
    Sumter County Attorney Johnathan Bryan spoke next about an ordinance authorizing the sale of property located on Old Manning Road and Divine Street.
    No one spoke during the Public Hearing. Third reading was approved.
    Sumter County Administrator Gary Mixon spoke about an ordinance authorizing the sale and issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2024, in the amount of $3,500,000, in Title Only, to fund capital purchases for County Government.
    First reading was approved.
    Mixon then spoke about an ordinance to fund the operating budget of County Government for the upcoming Fiscal Year.
    First reading was approved.
    Council Vice Chairman Jimmy Byrd reported on an earlier Internal Affairs Committee meeting during which several people were recommended to serve on boards and commissions.
    During Public Comments, residents advocated for roads, prayer, safety, and unity.
    The meeting adjourned at 7:24 p.m.