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The Springdale Splash Pad is open everyday from 10 am to 8 pm! Also, just a reminder, there is no charge and although we do welcome them, we do not reserve park shelters for parties or other events.

THE SPLASH PAD WILL CLOSING FOR THE SEASON ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH

Mayor's Message

Hello Springdale! Mayor Michael Bishop here with a few updates.

We have a vacant position on our Design Review Board. The Design Review Board consists of five members appointed by the Council. The Design Review Board issues Certificates of Appropriateness for all new development 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 p.m. 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. If you or anyone you know is interested in filling the vacancy, please contact Administrator Ashley Watkins at Town Hall – 803-794-0408 and request a Commission/Board Interest Form.

During our August 2nd Town Council Regular Meeting, Springdale resident Mrs. Debbie Dennis was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Chris Peake on the Planning Commission. The Town of Springdale is happy to have Mrs. Dennis join the Planning Commission and we know that she will work diligently for the best interests of the Town. Also during the August Town Council Meeting, Mr. Ed Davis, Chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals was reappointed for an additional four year term, Mr. Walter Shumpert was reappointed for an additional four year term on the Board of Zoning Appeals and Mr. Keith Driggers was reappointed to an additional four year term on the Planning Commission. We appreciate our Board and Commission members and the hard work they put forth to the betterment of our town.

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 p.m. 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 Planning Commission, please contact Administrator Ashley Watkins at Town Hall - 803-794-0408 and request a Commission/Board Interest Form.

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.

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. The “Yard of the Month” for the month of August belongs to the Galloway Family of Hampton Crest. Congratulations to the Galloway’s!

THE SPLASH PAD WILL CLOSING FOR THE SEASON ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2019 AT 8:00 PM. The splash pad operating hours are 10:00 am to 8:00 pm every day. It has brought such joy to see that the park and splash pad have been full of happy children and families! We are so excited that everyone has been able to enjoy free family fun right here in Springdale! Parking for the splash pad is designated on Lee Circle, right in front of the park fence. Signs have been posted for overflow parking that is available at the old Jewelry Warehouse building right beside Town Hall. Please refrain from parking behind Town Hall, in front of the Police Department. We hope that everyone enjoyed the splash pad and will continue to do so through September 8th, 2019.

While we welcome parties and big groups in our park, we ask that you be courteous and clean up the mess you bring with you. We are very proud of our park and always welcome the fun but we are seeing more and more trash left behind. Please help us keep Springdale Park enjoyable for everyone.

With temperatures reaching the 90’s, the risk of heat related illnesses is increasing. Please be aware that while no one is exempt from the impact of heat related illnesses, the elderly, young children and disabled individuals are at an increased risk of being affected. As a community, let’s keep an eye out for the health and safety of our family, friends and neighbors.

Last week, Councilmember Viki Fecas, Town Administrator Ashley Watkins and newly appointed Planning Commission Member Debbie Dennis hopped aboard the Comet and took a ride to downtown Columbia for lunch. They enjoyed the experience and were impressed by the accessibility, helpful staff and cleanliness of the bus. 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 Hall will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, 2019 in observance of Labor Day. The normal sanitation schedule will be pushed back by a day. Household garbage will be collected on Tuesday, recycling will be collected on Wednesday and yard debris will be collected on Thursday of that week.

Our upcoming meetings are as follows: Town Council Work Session: Monday, August 19th, Planning Commission Regular Meeting: Tuesday, August 20th, Town Council Regular Meeting: Tuesday, September 3rd.

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

Mayor Michael Bishop 803-920-4074

2019 Town Calendar