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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update #1

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (Monday, March 16, 2020) - The Town of Summerville is monitoring information regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019). In the interest of public health and out of an abundance of caution, the Town has made adjustments to its daily operations and schedule.

Buildings

  • The Gahagan Park and Recreation Building is closed to the public until further notice.
  • The Rollins Edwards Community Center is closed to the public until further notice.

Court

  • All traffic/criminal court and preliminary hearings will be rescheduled for April 2020. The only sessions that will be held are bond hearings daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., if an afternoon bond is necessary. We are currently in the process of rescheduling all cases at this time. Our offices will remain open for payments Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Payments can also be made online at SC.gov or dropped off in our overnight payment receptacle outside Town Hall.

Events

  • 2020 Farmers Market has been postponed.
  • Movies in the Park for Friday, March 27 is canceled.
  • Staff will work with permittees on upcoming rentals.
  • Any event over 50 is discouraged.

Finance

-The Town will wave penalties for local hospitality and accommodations taxes due on March 20, 2020.

Meetings

  • The Commercial Design Review Board (CDRB) meeting planned for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020, has been moved to Council Chambers. The meeting is limited to just applicants. It will be live-streamed.

Recreation

  • All Town spring sports have been postponed.

Public Works activities, including trash and yard debris, will continue with limited human interaction. While Town Hall is open, all services for permitting, planning, zoning, business licensing, code enforcement, and general requests are available online through our CitizenServe portal.

“Our top priority is preventing, to the best of our ability, any local cases and transmission of COVID-19. We’re paying close attention to guidance from public health officials,” Colin Martin, Summerville Town Administrator, said. “We want to do everything we can to keep our employees and those living in our town safe and healthy.”

The Town advises the public to take precautions issued by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.

For more information visit www.summervillesc.gov or call Town Hall at (843) 871-6000.

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