Yes, after five long months of preparation and deliberation, Sumter County has a balanced budget with no tax increase. We have unofficially researched and believe this is the first time in more than 25 years that the Sumter City and County Governments, along with the Sumter School District, have not imposed a tax increase to the citizens. This is great news for the property owners in our community. I would like to publicly thank our Council for this vote and our staff for minimizing cost while maintaining quality services to our citizens.
The budget season is here!Yes, it is that time of year again when local governments, all 46 counties within South Carolina, are sharpening their pencils to have a balanced budget for the Fiscal Year 2014-15.Most budget years for South Carolina governments commence July 1 and conclude June 30.On or before June 30 of every year County and City governments by law must pa
Where has the year gone? Spring, summer and fall are passed us with winter just around the corner. Dry weather gives us time to repair our many County dirt roads but a little rain to hold down the dust is always nice.
What a great time of year to live in Sumter, South Carolina. Cool mornings and mild afternoons are perfect for any outdoor activities.
Work continues by your County government…..the new Dabbs Fire Station is well underway. The property on Hwy. 378 adjacent to the old fire station is cleared and ready for construction. There are numerous intersection improvements ongoing in the downtown area funded by your Penny for Progress Sales Tax.
September is here and your County government is in full stride. The mild summer has been a welcome relief from the usual heat, but the wet weather caused deterioration on the County’s 300+ miles of County roads, which in turn increased maintenance work for Sumter County’s Public Works Department.
It’s nice to live in the South. You cannot beat the 70’s and 80’s temperatures in May. Once you endure the pollen season, what a great place to spend time outdoors.
Your County Government is hard at work. The newest community center, Salterstown, will have its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Monday, May 13, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. Located on Highway 401 just beyond Highway 378, this new community center will serve the citizens on the east side of Sumter for many years to come. The new Sheriff’s Office Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting will be Friday, May 24, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. The transition to this new location on Highway 15 North has been successful on many levels.