• Sumter County Council's April 9, 2024, meeting

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    Sumter County Council Tuesday evening dealt with land use matters and more during its regular meeting.
    City-County Planning Director Helen Roodman spoke first about an ordinance request to amend Article 3, Exhibit 5 and Article 5 to correct and update certain North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) references.
    Third reading was approved.
    Sumter County Attorney Johnathan Bryan spoke next about an ordinance to authorize the sale of property at 13 South Main Street. He said the sale price was $107,000.
    No one spoke during a public hearing and second reading was approved.
    Sumter County Administrator Gary Mixon spoke about an ordinance to authorize the purchase of a bulldozer for Public Works to use in the Landfill. The cost is $466,500.
    Second reading was approved.
    Councilman Carlton Washington then spoke about private dirt roads in Sumter County. He proposed an ordinance and that motion failed. Chairman James T. McCain Jr. made a motion to put the matter before the Public Works Committee and that motion was approved.
    Bryan then spoke about a resolution to create a Commission pursuant to the Capital Project Sales Tax Act to provide for the appointment, composition, duties and responsibilities of such commission and to provide for other matters relating thereto. The resolution was approved.
    Bryan then spoke about an ordinance to authorize the sale of property located on Old Manning Avenue and Divine Street to the S.C. Department of Transportation.
    First reading was approved.
    Mixon noted that on Friday, April 19, Sumter County employees will conduct a litter pickup on S.C. 53 near Douglas Swamp Road. He also noted that funds are expected soon from Congressman Clyburn’s office to begin the demolition of abandoned and neglected properties.
    During Public Comments, several residents advocated for roads and unity. One resident advocated for traffic safety. One resident spoke against litter. One resident advocated for healing and divine intervention.
    The meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m.