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Mayor’s Message March 2022 

 

Fellow Citizens of South Congaree: 

 

This weekend we are excited to have the South Congaree Championship Rodeo’s Bull Bash to be held Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, at the Lexington County Equestrian Arena. The gates open at 5 p.m. and show starts approximately 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Hope to see you there! 

 

On Tuesday, March 22nd, Mr. Rance Woodley and the South Congaree Championship Rodeo hosted the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber’s monthly Business Breakfast meeting at the South Congaree Arena. Thank you again to Mr. Woodley for hosting and thank you Mr. Tim James, Greater CWC President and CEO, for your continued support and promotion of local and small businesses. For more information visit their website:  https://www.cwcchamber.com

 

Thank you to SC House Representative R. J. May and Mike Bagley, SC DOT, for their prompt response and assistance when we reached out for assistance to request a Deer Crossing sign be installed on Ramblin Road. Representative May and Mr. Bagley were contacted after receiving calls from concerned citizens regarding the safety of those that travel Ramblin Road. Because there have been six reported requests to remove dead deer in 2022 alone this request for a Deer Crossing sign has been approved and will be installed in the next two weeks.

 

Have you noticed the new PalmettoPride Adopt-A-Highway sign on SC-302 coming into the Town of South Congaree?  Thank you to Police Officer Allen Sharpe and the many volunteers that assist with our quarterly Team Up 2 Cleanup South Congaree litter pickup events!  An additional plaque will be added to the sign to display “Town of South Congaree” as the sponsor once it is received.  The litter throughout our town’s main thoroughfares continues to be an issue as SC-302 is the gateway to the landfill. Call PalmettoPride’s Litter Busters Hot Line at 1-877-7-LITTER to report anyone trashing our town or other areas. Your continued support in helping clean up our town is greatly appreciated!  

 

On Wednesday, March 30th, SCDOT will conduct their statewide Spring Spruce Up.  SCDOT's Lexington Maintenance is targeting US 321 and SC 302 and will focus on areas where litter is the heaviest.  You are invited to partner with SCDOT on March 30th for their annual Spring Spruce Up.

 

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, the Town of South Congaree will have an election for two council members. Those running for council:  Brian Jackson, Incumbent, Bob Porter, Incumbent, Jerry Smith, and Kitty Spires. The election poll is at Town Hall, 119 West Berry Road.  Every vote counts. 

 

You are invited to join us on Saturday, April 16th at the South Congaree Arena for a Community Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be bounce houses, food, giveaways, the Easter Bunny, a special story time by the South Congaree - Pine Ridge Library and staff and more! 

 

Do you want to get more involved in your community? There are opportunities for you to serve on Town Boards and Commissions. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the Town Hall at 803-755-2760, ext. 101 or email townclerk@southcongaree.org 

 

We welcome you to attend our Town Council meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The Town Council meetings are also livestreamed via the Town’s Facebook. 

 

You are encouraged to reach out to any of your council members with your questions and concerns. Council contact information can be found on the Town’s website:  http://www.southcongaree.org/ 

 

Let’s continue working together to make South Congaree the best small town in South Carolina! 

Cindy Campbell, Mayor