Posted June, 2019
We, your Council, are presently meeting to work on a comprehensive plan for South Congaree . We have a number of volunteers who have graciously given of their time to help us in this endeavor. The purpose of the plan is for the Town of South Congaree to grow at a measured, controlled pace with some rhyme or reason to that growth. Currently, we are looking at how our existing ordinances can be enforced and what ordinances need to be updated as part of that plan. We also would love to find a way to extend sewer service up Main Street toward Edmund. To do these things, we certainly could use more community minded people who are willing to put their shoulder to the wheel and help us get going where we need to be. We might not all agree about specifics, but I believe that we as a town, all have the best interest of the community at heart. There's lots of work to do and there's no time to start like the present. If you're not involved, we need you. You can volunteer for any of our committees by coming to a town meeting or calling Pat Shull at the Town Hall at (803) 755-2760.
The current Council is working together toward the goal of developing the plan I mentioned previously. I want to thank them for their hard work. I would also like to thank the employees of the town for all they do. All of our departments do a great job. We have an administrative office that handles the day-to-day operations of the town hall. Currently, that department has just one employee. All other employees work in the Court System or our Police Department.
We feel it's our responsibility to provide a Police Department that keeps our streets safe. Like much of American, we are battling a drug problem. Chief Shumpert and his staff work hard to control that problem. We want South Congaree to be a safe place to live, work, and play. We do want you to know that we hope that everyone who lives or visits here will voluntarily comply with ALL the laws of our state. From traffic safety laws to drug enforcement, agree or not, they are the laws of the land. If you disagree with the laws of SC or America, you certainly have the right to work to change those in Columbia or Washington, DC. Until they are changed, if you abide by these, you should enjoy South Congaree. If you don't, our police officer are here to help you find the town limits. This is a family friendly town and we would like for it to stay that way.
If you ever need me, please contact me at (803) 600-5061. You can also leave me a message at the town hall. That number is (803) 755-2760. I normally try to return calls the same day if possible. My e-mail address is on the TOWN COUNCIL page of this website.
Your mayor and friend,