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SC Works Helping Job Seekers in B-L 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:23:00 PM

SC Works proudly announces a Satellite office in Batesburg-Leesville,SC at the Lifelong Learning Center.

In addition to the location in South Congaree, this site will be a full service site. There will be a minimum of one case worker located in Batesburg-Leesville every Monday.

We will match job seekers with employers. Visit us for your employment needs.

For more information, click here

Last Call: Community Survey 

Posted by Seth Duncan Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:56:00 AM

The Community Survey will be available for only a few more weeks, so please don't miss out on your opportunity to help guide our future. 

The Town is in the process of developing a strategic plan to identify community needs and develop strategies for improving services.  Your feedback is important!

The survey, which is designed to help the town better understand what they are doing well and what they need to improve, is available online below:

English Version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bl_survey_2017

Spanish Version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bl_encuesta_2017

B-L Fire Department to Conduct Hydrant Testing 

Posted by Seth Duncan Monday, March 20, 2017 1:40:00 PM

The B-L Fire Department will conduct hydrant testing over the next two weeks (3/20-31/2017) in the southwest portion of town (south of the train tracks in the Batesburg district).  This annual testing insures that our hydrants are all in working order and it also provides for flushing of the water system in compliance with national standards.

Please be aware of possible discolored water caused by this process and please report any problems to the Batesburg-Leesville Water Department at 803-532-6410.

Community Meeting and Survey 

Posted by Seth Duncan Friday, March 17, 2017 9:52:00 AM

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville is in the process of developing a strategic plan to identify community needs and develop strategies for improving services.  To get input from the community the Town is conducting a public survey and will be holding a public drop-in meeting. 

The survey, which is designed to help the town better understand what they are doing well and what they need to improve, is available online by going to the Town website (www.batesburg-leesville.org) or it can be taken in person at Town Hall (120 West Church Street) or the Batesburg-Leesville Branch Library (203 Armory Street). The survey has been prepared in both English and Spanish. 

English Version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bl_survey_2017

Spanish Version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bl_encuesta_2017

The public drop-in meeting will be held at Town Hall (located at 120 West Church Street, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006). on February 23, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  All are welcome to stop by and talk with Town staff about community needs and priorities.  Information on Town services will also be available. 

 

Electronics Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event 

Posted by Seth Duncan Thursday, March 2, 2017 1:54:00 PM

Not sure what to do with your old and unused electronics, tires or bank statements? The Town of Batesburg-Leesville will host a disposal and recycling event on March 11th from 9AM – 1PM in the Southern Tool Works parking lot (438 West Railroad Avenue), formerly Piggly Wiggly in Batesburg. Residents will have the opportunity to dispose of tires, recycle electronic waste and shred sensitive, unneeded documents. This event is in partnership with Advanced Disposal, Lexington County Solid Waste Management, Shred With Us, and PalmettoPride.

Below is a list of items being accepted for disposal and recycling:

  • Tires – limit 8 per resident of Batesburg-Leesville. Must not be on rims and only passenger or light truck tires will be accepted. No commercial dealers will be allowed to dispose of tires.
  • Paper Shredding – paper only. No binders, books, or plastic coated paper (magazines). Staples and paperclips are acceptable.
  • E-Waste – up to 8 items per visit from Lexington County residents and small businesses. Items can be computers, TV’s, copiers, VCR and DVD players, fax machines, telephone systems, cell phones household electronics including stereo’s, radio’s, PDA’s and electronic game systems. Electronic waste must have been generated in Lexington County for this event, and residents should keep electronics intact for the purpose of recycling.

Garbage Routes are Changing 

Posted by Seth Duncan Monday, February 27, 2017 3:04:00 PM

Advanced Disposal will begin driving new routes starting Monday, March 13, 2017. Currently, Advanced Disposal trucks pick up trash and recyclables on Monday’s only. However, starting March 13th, garbage trucks will be in Town Monday through Thursday picking up trash at different parts of the Town. Residents will receive notification from Advanced Disposal if their pick-up day is changing to either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. For those whose pick-up will remain Monday, no additional notice will be given.

Advanced Disposal will also be changing how often it picks up recyclables. Instead of every week, starting March 20th, crews will pick up every other week.

The map below highlights the route changes for the Town.  

Batesburg-Leesville

Mon = Blue, Tues = Purple, Wed = Green, and Thur = Brown

Potential for Snow, Get ready for Winter 

Posted by Seth Duncan Thursday, January 5, 2017 5:07:00 PM

With the potential for snow this weekend, we wanted to make sure that everyone was prepared for winter. Please check out the link below for a winter preparation guide provided by South Carolina Emergency Management Division. 

http://www.scemd.org/files/Public%20Information/Publications/WintWX_Guide/SC_WintWxGuide_Online.pdf?platform=hootsuite

 

Area Businesses Announce Holiday Closings and Hours 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:36:00 AM

Staff at Town Hall have been busy compiling a list of area businesses and their planned hours of operations and closings for the upcoming holiday season. Below please find a list of grocery stores, restaurants, and variety stores and their holiday schedule through New Year's day. A special thanks goes out to Denise Prior for making contact with all of these business owners and managers. 

 

BLFD to Host Blood Drive 

Posted by Seth Duncan Monday, December 5, 2016 10:16:00 AM

The Batesburg-Leesville Fire Department will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, December 19th from 2pm-7pm. If you're an eligible donor and would like to sign up, please contact Jay Hendrix at 413-7934.

 

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Rescheduled 

Posted by Seth Duncan Saturday, December 3, 2016 9:35:00 PM

Batesburg-Leesville's annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 11th. Festivities will begin at 5:30pm on the 11th. The event is being rescheduled due to expected rain. 

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