WHAT YOUR GOVERNMENT IS DOING: SUMTER CITY COUNCIL

In phases: Out with old computers, in with new Sumter houses

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS
adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 8/9/18

Sumter City Council listened to plans for a possible grant for Sumter Police Department to replace old patrol vehicle computers and approved agreements for the expansion of two subdivisions on Tuesday.

Police department grant to replace old …

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WHAT YOUR GOVERNMENT IS DOING: SUMTER CITY COUNCIL

In phases: Out with old computers, in with new Sumter houses

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Sumter City Council listened to plans for a possible grant for Sumter Police Department to replace old patrol vehicle computers and approved agreements for the expansion of two subdivisions on Tuesday.

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Police department grant to replace old computers

Reading: None required

Agenda item: A public hearing to receive comments from the public regarding Sumter Police Department's intended uses of funds from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to states and local governments.

Background: Sumter Police Department will apply for funding through this grant which projects a $23,284 allocation if approved. The department will request that the funding be used to replace antiquated computers and docking stations in some of its marked vehicles. Officers use those computers to complete incident reports, traffic collision reports and electronic ticketing.

Police Chief Russell Roark III said the department began using computers in the vehicles about 5 years ago, and it's time to phase them out.

Public hearing: No public comments

Discussion: City Manager Deron McCormick said it was not necessary for council to vote on the use of the grant. Mayor Joe McElveen moved on to the next agenda item as the other council members seemed to be in agreement with Roark's statements. No other council members commented.

Vote: None required

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Stafford Meadows subdivision to have more developments

Reading: Only one reading required

Agenda item: A maintenance guarantee, letter of credit in the amount of $35,788.80 and deed of dedication for Phase IV of the Stafford Meadows subdivision which includes the development of 31 residential lots.

Background: The agreements will make the developer responsible for street and infrastructure improvements on Moseley Drive, where the lots will be developed, for a two-year period after approval by council.

Sumter Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposal.

Discussion: Councilman Robert Galiano made a motion for approval, and councilman David Merchant seconded.

Vote: Unanimous approval

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Heritage Bay subdivision to have six more houses

Reading: Only one reading required

Agenda item: A maintenance guarantee, letter of credit in the amount of $10,800 and a deed of dedication for Phase 1-B of Heritage Bay subdivision for the development of lots 143-145 and lots 156-158.

Background: The agreements will make the developer responsible for street and infrastructure improvements on Curlew Circle, where the six lots will be developed, for a two-year period after approval by council.

Sumter Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposal.

Discussion: Councilman Calvin Hastie made a motion for approval, and councilman Thomas Lowery seconded.

Vote: Unanimous approval