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H-Tax Advisory Panel Meeting Agenda 

Posted by Seth Duncan Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:30:00 PM

HOSPITALITY TAX ADVISORY PANEL
AGENDA
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 @ 6:30pm
TOWN HALL COMPLEX
120 West Church Street (Bldg. B)

I. CALL TO ORDER
II. ANNOUNCEMENTS
III. AGENDA ITEMS
  a. Information on economic items in action
  b. Project idea discussion
IV. ADJOURNMENT

Town Graduates Two from Leadership Lexington County 

Posted by Seth Duncan Monday, January 14, 2019 10:47:00 AM

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville is excited to announce the graduation of two staff members from Leadership Lexington County. Jeremy Driggers, fleet services supervisor, and Seth Duncan, assistant town manager, completed the year-long course on January 10th.

Leadership Lexington County, or LLC, is a non-profit educational organization that offers a stimulating program to develop leaders in our community. The program incorporates hands on learning opportunities that inform participants of the resources and challenges in our region and promotes community action.

In addition to leadership development activities, the pair participated in a 12-month long community service activity. LLC Class of 2018 sought to enhance the mentoring and leadership activities of the Scooter Scott Project, a West Columbia based non-profit that serves disadvantaged youth and families.

Specifically, Jeremy and Seth were instrumental in completing the class project of raising funds to provide an activity bus, the refurbishment of 14 laptop computers and 5 desktop computers, creation of a new logo, and completion of more than 500 hours of mentoring.

“We are proud of their service and continued commitment to the residents and businesses of Lexington County,” said Ted Luckadoo, Town Manager and LLC alum.

Jeremy and Seth now join the ranks of LLC alumni along with fellow employees Tim Schumpert, Jay Hendrix, and Chris Spradley. Utility Billing Supervisor Cindy Apple has been selected to participate in LLC’s Class of 2019.

LLC accepts applications in the fall each year and is open to individuals who live or work in Lexington County.

Town Recognizes Employees 

Posted by Seth Duncan Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:13:00 AM

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville recently honored employees who continue to serve with distinction and perform above and beyond the call of duty. Each year the Town recognizes a series of employees to honor their performance and commitment to the Town.

On hand for the event were Mayor Lancer Shull, Council Members Olin Gambrell, Magen Hallman, and Cynthia Etheredge.

Employees recognized include:

Employee Honors

Employee of the Year – Cindy Apple (Utility Billing)

Supervisor of the Year – Judy Edwards (Administration)

Department of the Year – Batesburg-Leesville Police Dispatchers (Barbara Cribb, Wanda Hartley, Amanda Wyatt, and Sandra Jordan)

Rookie of the Year – Joshua Frye (Fire Department)

Team Player of the Year – Jeff Padgett (Fire Department)

Inspiration Award – Seth Duncan (Administration)

Fire Fighter of the Year – Jason Herbert

Fire Officer of the Year – Dustin Crapps

Service Awards

Randolph Driggers – 5 years

Deepak Harpalani – 5 years

Denise Prior – 15 years

Judy Edwards – 40 years

 

The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department will select its Officer of the Year in a separate ceremony in early 2019.

More Keep B-L Clean and Proud Signs Going Up 

Posted by Seth Duncan Thursday, December 27, 2018 3:07:00 PM

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville has been busy this fall installing “Keep Batesburg-Leesville Clean and Proud” signs to remind visitors and residents to do their part to keep our community litter free.

As part of this year’s PalmettoPride grant, fifteen additional signs have been placed along secondary roadways throughout the community.

“This year we wanted to focus on installing signs in areas that have been problematic from a litter control standpoint,” said Ted Luckadoo, Town Manager. “We are thankful for PalmettoPride’s continued help in combating litter in our community.”

The Town has been actively working with residents and civic organizations to address this issue over the last few years. In addition to new signage, standalone recycling cans and dual trash and recycling cans have been deployed throughout our historic districts, parks, and at Town Hall. Further, groups such as the Dream Catchers, Twin City Rotary, and B-L Gym have held numerous litter pickup events to help do their part.

“Keeping our community litter free, encouraging everyone to be prideful of themselves, takes all of us. Every resident, business, and visitor,” noted Mayor Lancer Shull. “I challenge every organization and resident to adopt a section of Town and organize a monthly litter pick-up program. Lift each other up and help each other out as together we ARE making a difference.”  

Since 2015, the Town has received more than $12,000 in grants from PalmettoPride to fight litter and educate the public.

Recycling Week Changing 

Posted by Seth Duncan Thursday, December 27, 2018 3:05:00 PM

Advanced Disposal has informed town officials of a change in scheduling for recycling collection that will take effect the week of December 31st. This change will only impact recycling customers inside town limits and only shifts the week of bi-weekly pickups.

“Advanced Disposal will continue with bi-weekly pickups, but notified us that they need to shift our pickup week,” said Ted Luckadoo, Town Manager. “From what we were provided this will help them ensure route efficiency throughout the region.”

Recycling will be picked up the week of December 24th and then again, the week of December 31st. Afterwards, recycling will continue bi-weekly, or every other week.

No trash or recycling pickups will occur on either Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Service will be delayed by one day.

Chamber Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting 

Posted by Seth Duncan Monday, November 26, 2018 11:04:00 AM

The annual Chamber Christmas Parade and Town Tree Lighting will be Sunday, December 2nd starting at 5:30pm. More info below. 

Batesburg-Leesville Bike and Pedestrian Plan 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:34:00 PM

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville is seeking input to improve biking and walking throughout our community. Thanks to a grant, the following map has been created to better understand biking and walking routes, and the challenges people face. Click the link below to share your route. Thanks for your support.  

Online Wikimap

 

H-Tax Advisory Panel Meeting 

Posted by Seth Duncan Tuesday, October 16, 2018 3:13:00 PM

Mayor Lancer Shull will host the first meeting of the H-Tax Advisory Panel on Wednesday, October 17th at Town Hall. More info below. 

CWP Class Rescheduled Due to Hurricane Michael 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, October 10, 2018 2:07:00 PM

The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department has rescheduled the Concealed Weapon Permit Class due to Hurricane Michael.

The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department has rescheduled the Concealed Weapon Permit Class in October. The classroom portion of the class has been rescheduled for on Thursday, October 25th, 2018, beginning at 6:30 PM. The range qualification time for the class has been rescheduled to the morning of Saturday, October 27th, at a specific time to be determined on October 25th.

The cost of the course will be $50.00 per applicant to cover the expenses for the class. Applicants are required to register and pay all class associated fees at the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department before October 25th, at which time the applicant will receive an application packet. Applicants should bring at least 50 rounds of ammunition and an appropriate, secure holster for their handgun of choice for this qualification. Targets, hearing protection and eye protection will be provided. The cost associated with actually applying for the Concealed Weapons Permit with SLED is a separate process. This course is designed to provide the applicant with the training and materials needed to complete the application process with SLED.

The point of contact for registration or any questions associated with this event will be Chief W. Wallace Oswald or Lieutenant David W. Bouknight, at telephone number (803) 532-4408.

Coffee with a Cop 

Posted by Seth Duncan Monday, October 1, 2018 11:54:00 AM

On Wednesday, October 3rd from 7am-9am, officers for the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department will be hosting Coffee with a Cop at various locations throughout the community. Designed to be interactive conversations, officers will be available to answer questions, listen to concerns, and more. We hope you can join us. 

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