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Irmo Community Park brings the town together

“There’s always something happening at the community park,” says Irmo’s Director of Public Services

IRMO, S.C. — Down a hidden street in the heart of Irmo sits the Irmo Community Park. It’s 16 acres of playgrounds, trees, flowers and more.

Our Street Squad met with the Director of Public Services, Whitt Cline, to learn more about the area that makes the town more special.

“There was no where else in town to take your kids to a playground or just to get out and walk around. So it’s kind of become a meeting place for the town residents,” Cline said.

Check out the short video below:

https://www.wltx.com/article/news/local/street-squad/irmo/irmo-community-park-brings-the-town-together/101-a69afd19-0740-44fa-aae2-4d81365d6f3c

 

CHIEFS GALORE

While honoring the late Al Karst, a well-known and respected citizen of the Town of Irmo, Brian Pena of The Karate Dojo was able to gather 12 Chiefs of Police and Sheriff Leon Lott for the ceremony.

A historic moment, that goes back several decades! We can only imagine the stories they could tell.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE – TOWN OF IRMO GENERAL ELECTION

PUBLIC NOTICE:  TOWN OF IRMO GENERAL ELECTION

The Lexington County Election Commission announces the Town of Irmo General Election for Mayor and two Council members to be Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Persons desiring to vote in the upcoming election must be registered by October 5, 2019.  To register, one must contact the County Board of Voter Registration.

Citizens desiring to be a candidate for these offices may file at the Lexington County Voters Registration and Elections office, 605 West Main St., suite C Lexington.  Books will be open for filing at noon on August 16, 2019, and remain open during regular business hours until noon on August 30, 2019.

A Statement of Economic Interest form must also be completed on-line with the Ethics Commission and Campaign Disclosure submitted, both according the Ethics Commission directive.

The filing fee for the offices is $35.00.

This is a nonpartisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot.

Polling precincts and locations are:  Irmo precinct (Irmo Elementary School, 7401 Gibbs St.); Murraywood precinct and Quail valley precinct (St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Rd); For Richland Co., Balentine 1, Balentine 2 and Friarsgate 2( HE Corley Elementary, 1500 Chadford Rd.) Dutch Fork 2 and Old Friarsgate (Dutch Fork Elementary, 7900 Broad River Rd.), Friarsgate 1(Friarsgate Park, 1712 Chadford Rd.), Parkridge 1(Harbison Fire Station, 131 Lake Murray Blvd.), Parkridge 2(Grace United Methodist, 410 Harbison Blvd), Riverwalk (Episcopal Ch/St. Simon/St. Jude, 1110 Kinley Rd.)

The polls shall open at 7:00 am on Election Day and close at 7:00 pm.

At 9:00 am on Election Day the County Election Commission will begin its examination of the absentee envelopes returns at 605 West Main St. Suite C. Lexington, SC, 29072

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 9:00 am the County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in these elections.  This hearing will be held at 605 West Main St. Suite C. Lexington, SC 29072

TOWN OF IRMO RANKED 10TH BEST CITY TO LIVE IN SOUTH CAROLINA FOR 2019

The Town of Irmo has again been ranked among the best cities to live, work and play for 2019. this year’s ranking has moved Irmo up to 10th place among South Carolina medium sized cities.

Open Position on Irmo Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee

Apply Online Today – 2020 Census – Jobs

Check out the new seating that is at the Community Park of Irmo. It was made from a tree that had died at the park. Great job to the hard working men of the Irmo Public Services Department!

 

STREET-SQUAD

“We try to always recycle all the materials from the park’: Eco-friendly piece added to Irmo park

A recycled element was added to the Irmo Community Park.

Thank you to everyone who helped pick up trash along the roads in the Town of Irmo this past weekend!!!

Town of Irmo Holiday Schedule 2019

Click Holiday Schedule 2019 to print.

**RECYCLING NEWS** 

DO NOT PUT GLASS, FOOD (OR ANY ITEM WITH FOOD RESIDUE STILL ON IT), RAZOR BLADES, NEEDLES AND/OR STYROFOAM INTO RECYCLE ROLL CART

The Town of Irmo does not accept glass for recycling; please discard all glass in the regular household roll cart (or citizens can take to local recycling drop-off points around the midlands).

There has been a surge in the need to recycle cardboard boxes.  The increase in online shopping has also increased the number of boxes used to ship items around the world.  Therefore there is a current push promoting the recycling of flattened boxes. 

There is also a strong market to recycle not only cardboard but also: paper, plastic bottles and metal cans.

February 23, 2019 – There will be a drop-off recycling event for Lexington and Richland County residents for paper shredding, electronics and scrap metal.  The event will be from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia 29210 (overflow parking lot, just past the main entrance)

Additional information on recycling and current initiatives can be obtained by visiting the SONOCO website at: https://www.sonoco.com/product/recycling-services  I can be reached at (803) 781-7050, if there are any additional questions.