Annexations for Sumter's very own indoor gun range and a new gas station were approved Tuesday during Sumter City Council's meeting.
The first was an ordinance to annex more than 5 acres at 1410 and 1420 U.S. 15 into the city.
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Applicant Manning Richards is in the final stages of constructing Ricochet Range, involving parking, landscaping and carrying out building renovations. The planning commission recommended approval as the request is consistent with the Sumter 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
The final reading was approved unanimously with Councilman Thomas Lowery and Councilwoman Ione Dwyer absent.
The second annexation brought before council requested to annex about 1.5 acres at 1032 Boulevard Road.
Applicant Radha LLC is requesting to change the property from commercial to neighborhood commercial for a parking lot, gas station pump and canopy installation improvements on the property.
Council unanimously approved the request.
Lemira Elementary future playground expansion approved
The first reading of an ordinance to transfer three parcels of city-owned property to Sumter School District was unanimously approved.
Property located at 620 and 622 Boulevard Road is to be transferred to Lemira Elementary School after state Sen. Kevin Johnson, D-Manning, and Sumter's legislative delegation were able to provide funding, according to City Manager Deron McCormick. In this area, the school developed a playground and green space.
The property located on Missouri Street is to be transferred to Lemira Elementary School as extra space that can be used for future expansion, if need be, according to McCormick.
In the near future, McCormick said there will be a ribbon cutting on the property for the expansion achievements.
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