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Sumter City Council: Ricochet indoor shooting range, Palmetto Tennis Center details approved

BY SHELBIE GOULDING
shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 2/21/20

The first readings of two annexations for separate properties' construction and improvement plans, as well as three resolutions authorizing contracts with bidders for three different projects, were brought before Sumter City Council during Tuesday's …

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Sumter City Council: Ricochet indoor shooting range, Palmetto Tennis Center details approved

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The first readings of two annexations for separate properties' construction and improvement plans, as well as three resolutions authorizing contracts with bidders for three different projects, were brought before Sumter City Council during Tuesday's meeting.

Annexations would finalize way for indoor gun range, gas station

What: The first was an ordinance to annex 100% petition of more than 5 acres at 1410 and 1420 U.S. 15.

Who: Applicant Manning Richards is in the final stages of constructing an indoor shooting range (Ricochet Range). The planning commission recommended approval as the request is consistent with the Sumter 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

Vote: First reading approved unanimously. Two readings are required in the city for final approval.

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What: The second annexation brought before council requested to annex 100% petition of about 1.5 acres at 1032 Boulevard Road.

Who: Applicant Radha LLC is requesting to change property from commercial to neighborhood commercial for parking lot, gas station pump and canopy installation improvements on the property.

Vote: First reading approved unanimously

Palmetto Tennis Center expansion phase 2 OK'd

Three procurement resolutions were brought before council.

What: Council members added a resolution to Tuesday's agenda approving a contract for phase two of the Palmetto Tennis Center Pro Shop and site improvements.

Details: Phase two of the improvements consists of the addition of eight clay courts.

Who: Materials and installation are sourced with the contractor, Viacor/Porplastic, based in Rottenburg, Germany.

How much: The contractor had a price of $888,200 for the project.

Vote: Council unanimously approved the contract.

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What: The second resolution was to authorize the construction of a new well and raw water main for Water Plant No. 5.

Vote and how much: Council unanimously approved the contract with Barwick Plumbing Company Inc. at a bid of $1,104,133.

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What: The third resolution was to authorize a sewer line replacement on Frank Clarke Street.

Vote and how much: Council unanimously approved the contract with B & B Construction Co. Inc. at a bid of $151,430 for the sewer line project.

Finalizing old business - Owners can be fined for untidy donation bins, speed limits lowered on certain roads

What: Council unanimously approved the final reading to add regulations to unattended donation bins.

Details: Applicant Green Zone Recycling plans to clean up and add regulations to donation bins across the city and county as the placement and maintenance of the bins have become an issue with owners leaving them overflowing and placed in parking spaces. With creating standards, the bins can be placed on a curbside rather than a parking space, and the owners can be fined if the bins are overflowing or not maintained properly.

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What: Final reading of an ordinance on behalf of the planning staff referring to the amendment of off-street parking requirements for non-residential land uses to reduce parking requirements for mini warehouse uses was unanimously approved.

Details: The planning commission changed the current requirement of one space per 10 storage units to five spaces or one space per 100 storage units.

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What: An annexation of more than 27 acres at 3272, 3210 and 3180 Broad St. underwent its final reading and was unanimously approved for a future commercial and health services development with applicant High Level Properties LLC and Entrust Retirement Services LLC.

What: Council unanimously approved the final reading of an ordinance to lower speed limits on certain city-owned roads and to lower speed limits under certain conditions, all while providing enforcement on such lowered speed limits.

All votes were with Councilmen David Merchant and Calvin Hastie absent.