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Annual National Night Out – 08-07-2018

IRMO POLICE DEPARTMENT

3rd ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

AUGUST 7th, 2018

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts, and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits, and much, much more.

The Irmo Police Department is excited to be a part of this campaign, which takes place on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. This will be the third year this event has been hosted at Irmo Community Park, located at 7507 Eastview Drive.

Last year a successful National Night Out event was held at Irmo Community Park with a couple of hundred people in attendance.  This year the event will be stepped up to include social media coverage and using the Irmo News weeks in advance to get the information out to the community. There will be music and dancing for the adults and children, and toys for the kids.

One huge obstacle is a lack of sufficient resources and funds to make this event as special and successful as possible.  We currently are reaching out to local businesses to partner with us to make this event one to remember.  Specifically, we are looking for assistance gathering items for this event.  We look forward to seeing everyone on August 7th, 2018, from 6-9 pm.

Safest Cities in South Carolina

The National Council for Home Safety and Security recognized the Town of Irmo as the 15th Safest City in South Carolina out of 34 cities with a population of 10,000 or more.  The report was based on reported Violent Crimes (Aggravated Assault, Murder, Rape, and Robbery) and Property Crimes (Burglary, Arson, Larceny, and Motor Vehicle Theft) submitted to the FBI.

You can see the full list here: https://www.alarms.org/safest-cities-in-south-carolina-2018/

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who Do I call to get bulk items (appliances, mattresses, furniture, etc..) picked up at my residence?
A: Tyler Sanitation at (803) 626-9000 (will not accept TV, stereo, tires, petroleum products, etc.)

Q: Does the garbage company pick-up construction material if I had renovations done to my house?
A: No – Your contractor is responsible for hauling off all construction material to the local landfill

Q: How do I find out what day my recycle is picked-up?
A: You can call Town Hall at (803) 781-7050 to find out what week your pick-up is. Recycle is picked-up every other week “ALWAYS” on Tuesday.

Q: What do I do to get a neighborhood streetlight fixed?
A: Call either MCEC at (803) 749-6555 or SCE&G at (803) 929-6000 (the pole will have a serial number on it and SCE&G will need that number).

Q: Who do I report a pothole to for repairs?
A: In Richland County, call (803) 929-6000, Lexington County call (803) 785-8201 and SCDOT call (803) 737-2314

Q: Who do I call if a traffic Signal is not operating properly?
A: SCDOT Traffic Signal Division at (803) 737-6660

Q: Does the Town of Irmo have a noise ordinance?
A: Yes, between the hours of 10:00 pm and 8:00 am – report any violations during these quiet hours to the Irmo Police Department on the non-emergency line of (803) 785-2521

Q: Who can I report a barking dog to?
A: The Irmo Police Department Monday-Friday at (803) 781-8088, and after hours to (803) 785-2521

Q: How do I get a business license?
A: There is a form on this website that you can fill out, along with a fee schedule and you can even make the payment online with MC, VISA, AMEX (additional information can be obtained by calling the Business License Clerk at Town Hall (803) 781-7050

Q: I would like to rent my house, what do I need to do?
A: Will need to fill out a registration at Town Hall, pay a $50 fee, and ensure the standards in the rental ordinance are followed by the renter.

Q: Can I build and/or place an accessory building in my backyard?
A: Yes – but you will be required to get a zoning permit from the Town Hall ($25 fee) and an approval based on the location of where the structure will go.

Q: How do I go about reserving one of the picnic shelters in the Community Park?
A: Can reserve one of the shelters through the website, or you can come to Town Hall to fill out the agreement and pay for the shelter along with a security deposit (please call (803) 781-7050 to ensure availability on the date desired). Fees vary based on residency.

Q: Can I get fingerprint cards through the Town of Irmo?
A: Yes – The Police Department offers this service on Tuesdays for a $4.00 charge (cards are needed for CWP, passports and many other federal programs)

Q: Who can I contact to get a drainage ditch cleaned behind my house?
A: It depends on which county you reside in – Lexington County no longer services storm ditches, and Richland County will maintain if they have the proper easements, they can be reached for scheduling at (803) 929-6000

Q: Who can I report a missing or damaged sign to?
A: Please call the Town Hall at (803) 781-7050, so that the issue can be investigated, and a work order can be submitted to the appropriate agency.

Q: Can I reserve the Irmo Municipal Building and how would I do this?
A: Yes – The Municipal Building can be rented by designated agencies and organizations only. These agencies include (but is not limited to): In-Town Homeowners Associations, Schools, In-Town Businesses, In-Town Non-Profit (501-c-3) Organizations, etc.  Churches can reserve but are not allowed to hold services in a public building. Also, no political rallies and/or events are permitted.

Q: What is Irmo law regarding dogs running at-large?
A: The Town of Irmo has a lease law that prohibits dogs from running at-large. Report these incidents to the police department during normal hours at (803) 781-8088, or after hours / weekends to (803) 785-2521.

Q: Who Do I call to get bulk items (appliances, mattresses, furniture, etc..) picked up at my residence?
A: Tyler Sanitation at (803) 626-9000 (will not accept TV, stereo, tires, petroleum products, etc.)

Q: Does the garbage company pick-up construction material if I had renovations done to my house?
A: No – Your contractor is responsible for hauling off all construction material to the local landfill

Q: How do I find out what day my recycle is picked-up?
A: You can call Town Hall at (803) 781-7050 to find out what week your pick-up is. Recycle is picked-up every other week “ALWAYS” on Tuesday. You can print an Irmo Recycling Calendar from our website.

Q: What do I do to get a neighborhood streetlight fixed?
A: Call either MCEC at (803) 749-6555 or SCE&G at (803) 929-6000 (the pole will have a serial number on it and SCE&G will need that number).

Q: Who do I report a pothole to for repairs?
A: In Richland County, call (803) 929-6000, Lexington County call (803) 785-8201 and SCDOT call (803) 737-2314

Q: Who do I call if a traffic Signal is not operating properly?
A: SCDOT Traffic Signal Division at (803) 737-6660

Q: Does the Town of Irmo have a noise ordinance?
A: Yes, between the hours of 10:00 pm and 8:00 am – report any violations during these quiet hours to the Irmo Police Department on the non-emergency line of (803) 785-2521

Q: Who can I report a barking dog to?
A: The Irmo Police Department M-F at (803) 781-8088, and after hours to (803) 785-2521

Q: How do I get a business license?
A: There is a form on this website that you can fill out, along with a fee schedule and you can even make the payment online with MC, VISA, AMEX (additional information can be obtained by calling the Business License Clerk at Town Hall (803) 781-7050

Q: I would like to rent my house, what do I need to do?
A: Will need to fill out a registration at Town Hall, pay a $50 fee, and ensure the standards in the rental ordinance are followed by the renter.

Q: Can I build and/or place an accessory building in my backyard?
A: Yes – but you will be required to get a zoning permit from the Town Hall ($25 fee) and an approval based on the location of where the structure will go.

Q: How do I go about reserving one of the picnic shelters in the Community Park?
A: Can reserve one of the shelters through the website, or you can come to Town Hall to fill out the agreement and pay for the shelter along with a security deposit (please call (803) 781-7050 to ensure availability on the date desired). Fees vary based on residency.

Q: Can I get fingerprint cards through the Town of Irmo?
A: Yes – The Police Department offers this service on Tuesdays for a $4.00 charge (cards are needed for CWP, passports and many other federal programs)

Q: Who can I contact to get a drainage ditch cleaned behind my house?
A: It depends on which county you reside in – Lexington County no longer services storm ditches, and Richland County will maintain if they have the proper easements, they can be reached for scheduling at (803) 929-6000

Q: Who can I report a missing or damaged sign to?
A: Please call the Town Hall at (803) 781-7050, so that the issue can be investigated, and a work order can be submitted to the appropriate agency.

Q: Can I reserve the Irmo Municipal Building and how would I do this?
A: Yes – The Municipal Building can be rented by designated agencies and organizations only. These agencies include (bit is not limited to): In-Town Homeowners Associations, Schools, In-Town Businesses, In-Town Non-Profit (501-c-3) Organizations, etc.  Churches can reserve but are not allowed to hold services in a public building. Also, no political rallies and/or events are permitted.

Q: What is Irmo law regarding dogs running at-large?
A: The Town of Irmo has a lease law that prohibits dogs from running at-large. Report these incidents to the police department during normal hours at (803) 781-8088, or after hours / weekends to (803) 785-2521.

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2018 Town Council Meeting Schedule

2018 Town Council Meeting Schedule