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    Filing period for City Council and Mayoral races is July 15-31, 2024

    July 12 2024 PSA Voter Registration Mayor and City Council

    Filing period for School Board is Aug. 1-15, 2024

    July 12 2024 PSA Voter Registration School Board

    Afterschool Program registration underway

    July 8 2024 Afterschool flyer

    COG seeks input for Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

    The Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments (COG) 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


    Multicultural Festival on tap for Sept. 20th at Patriot Hall

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    We’re excited to announce a revamped line-up for our Sept. 20th Multicultural Festival at Patriot Hall featuring Jim Quick and Coastline and Terence Lonon.
    Our original date of May 24, 2024, with the Tams and Terence Lonon was cancelled due to inclement weather as safety is always our highest priority.
    We will honor any tickets purchased for the original event.
    Bring a chair, food trucks will be on site!
    Box Office: 803-436-2260 

    Summer Reading Challenge is June 3 to July 25

    Sumter County Library’s Summer Reading Challenge has begun!
    Sign up at either the Main Library, 111 N. Harvin St.; Wesmark Branch, 180 W. Wesmark Blvd; or South Sumter, 337 Manning Ave. and get your reading log.
    This challenge goes from June 3 to July 25th and you can also register online at www.sumtercountylibrary.beanstack.org

    Pick up your tote bags, reading logs and bookmarks at any location.
    Set a goal to read 20 minutes a day for 30 days and record the time you spend reading on Beanstack.org or your reading log.
    Visit any Sumter County Library location before 6 p.m. on July 25th and let them know you’ve completed your challenge to claim your prize and be entered for a chance to win a grand prize.

    Free PDF booklet can be found by clicking on this link

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    Sumter County Council's July 9, 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 .98-acre portion of property at 1290 Peach Orchard Road from Agricultural Conservation (AC) to General Commercial (GC).
    First reading was approved.
    She then spoke about a request to rezone one parcel of land totaling 1.05-acres at 585 N. Kings Highway from Residential-15 (R-15) to Agricultural Conservation (AC).
    First reading was approved.
    She then spoke about a request to rezone a 31.76-acre parcel at 3200 Byrd Street from Residential-9 (R-9) to Agricultural Conservation (AC).
    First reading was approved.
    Roodman then spoke about a request to amend Conditional Use and AC District corrections/updates for Ordinance 24-1007 of the Sumter County Zoning & Development Standards Ordinance to make needed corrections and updates pertaining to Conditional Use, Special Exception and Agricultural Conservation (AC) Zoning District requirements.
    Councilman Artie Baker proposed an amendment to delete the 10 ft. separation criteria between a residential accessory structure and the principal dwelling. Building separation standards would be dictated by Building Code.
    Baker’s amendment was agreed upon.
    During a Public Hearing, no one spoke.
    Second reading was approved.
    Roodman then spoke about a request to rezone a .32-acre portion of property at 1181 N. Pike W. from Residential-9 (R-9) to General Commercial (GC).
    Third reading was approved.
    Sumter County Attorney Johnathan Bryan then spoke about an ordinance to approve a water utility easement on property adjacent to Broad Street.
    First reading was approved.
    A discussion ensued about Robert’s Rules of Order.
    Sumter County Administrator Gary Mixon reported that the County’s website is being updated even as a new website is in the works.
    During Public Comments, a Wedgefield resident advocated for increased law enforcement presence. Three residents advocated for rural roads and one resident asked about Public Works equipment.
    The meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m.



    Register of Deeds to offer FraudSleuth on July 1, 2024

    Sumter County’s Register of Deeds Office will offer FraudSleuth, a free service to residents that will launch on July 1, 2024.
    FraudSleuth is an online tool designed to protect property owners against possible fraudulent activity associated with their property.
    Residents of Sumter County need only to create a profile – or several profiles depending on variations of their names that may be written or signed – so if a document contains any of those variations, they’ll be alerted.
    “Sumter County Government continually strives to provide the best possible customer service we can, and this is another tool we can use to help fight fraud,” said Register of Deeds Director Rhonda Carter.
    Carter said she urges residents to sign up for this service to help the Register of Deeds Office, through FraudSleuth, identify documents that may be fraudulent.
    June 1 2024 FraudSleuth flyer 1

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