Town News

The splash pad is CLOSED for the season!

Mayor's Message

Greetings Springdale!

We are currently seeking residents who are interested in serving on boards or commissions for the Town of Springdale. We have several vacancies at this time. This would be a wonderful way to serve your community and provide your insight to Town interests. We have vacancies on the following boards/commissions:

  • Design Review Board- The Design Review Board consists of five members appointed by Town Council. The Design Review Board issues Certificates of Appropriateness for all new developments and alterations to the exterior appearance of existing buildings that are located in the Design Overlay District. The Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers whenever there is business on the agenda. Interested individuals must reside in the Town of Springdale. Typically, Design Review Board members serve four year terms but in the event of a vacancy before the term expiration, the vacancy will be filled for the unexpired term.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals- The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five members appointed by the Town Council. The Board of Zoning Appeals hears requests for variances from the zoning ordinance, special exemptions, and appeals from decisions of the zoning administrator. The Board meets whenever there is business on the agenda. Interested individuals must reside in the Town of Springdale. Typically, Board of Zoning Appeals members serve four year terms but in the event of a vacancy before the term expiration, the vacancy will be filled for the unexpired term.
  • Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors (The COMET) - The Town of Springdale is seeking a committed, reliable individual to provide policy to the COMET and to represent the interests of Springdale in regards to public transit. Interested individuals can expect to commit 3 to 5 hours a month to service and would be required to participate in at least 2 meetings a month. This position will be appointed by Town Council and interested individuals must live in the Town of Springdale.
  • Planning Commission- We are currently taking additional interest forms for the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission consists of five members appointed by the Council. The Planning Commission makes recommendations to Town Council concerning zoning ordinance map and text amendments, land development regulation amendments, and comprehensive plan revisions. Additionally, the Commission also approves subdivisions. The Commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers whenever there is business on the agenda. Interested individuals must reside in the Town of Springdale. Typically, Planning Commission members serve four year terms but in the event of a vacancy before the term expiration, the vacancy will be filled for the unexpired term.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in serving on the boards or commissions listed above, please contact Administrator Ashley Watkins at Town Hall - 803-794-0408 and request a Commission/Board Interest Form.

The Town of Springdale’s Public Works Department will be choosing one residential yard each month to be featured as “Yard of the Month”. The featured residents will be recognized for their exemplary lawn care and for their contribution to the beauty of the Town by a “Yard of the Month” sign being placed on their lawn.

Below is our Yard of the Month for September.

The Town of Springdale Police Department will host National Night Out on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 8 PM in the park beside Town Hall. National Night Out events strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the community and promote partnership between the two. This FREE event is sure to be a great time and will offer free food and drinks, games, local businesses with free goodies, public safety vehicles and performances. Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero. Come out and get to know the dedicated officers that keep Springdale safe! Be sure to invite all of your neighbors!

Are you or anyone you know a homeowner in need of home repairs? The County of Lexington has a Homeowner Rehabilitation Program to assist low to moderate income Lexington County residents improve the appearance and safety of their homes. The program utilizes federal grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). There are guidelines that must be met in order to be deemed eligible for the program. To find out more information on the program visit https://lex-co.sc.gov/homeowner-rehabilitation-program or stop by Town Hall and see Leeann Eden, Municipal Clerk, for an informational brochure and a pre-screening application. Please be aware that the information provided at Town Hall is a courtesy for residents of Springdale, the pre-screening application and all subsequent contact and questions concerning the application will need to be forwarded to County of Lexington Community Development – Grant Programs Division 212 South Lake Drive, Suite 401 Lexington, South Carolina 29072 Office: (803) 785-8121.

Tickets for the CMRTA’S COMET bus are available for purchase at Town Hall. Don’t forget to grab the free informational pamphlet that outlines the routes and services of the COMET.

Town Council will hold a Work Session on Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Town Hall.

I, along with council members Juston Ricard and Viki Fecas, as well as county council member Debbie Summers got to visit the Lexington Dist. 2 Innovation Center last week. What an impressive operation! Thank you to Don Eisenhower and Lexington Dist. 2 for giving us that opportunity!

As always, if you need me don’t hesitate to contact me!

Mayor Michael Bishop

803-920-4074

2019 Town Calendar