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Police Dept. Phone Upgrade & Scheduled Outage 

Posted by Seth Duncan Monday, April 17, 2017 5:55:00 PM

The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department’s phone system will be getting an upgrade this week that will leave all administrative lines down for about an hour. The switch is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 19th at 11:00pm. All administrative lines, including the main line, 803-532-4408, will be down during this transition. There is no anticipated outage with the department’s 9-1-1 system, since it runs on a completely different system. 

“We are excited to have this last update scheduled and ready for transition,” said Chief Wallace Oswald. The new IPFLEX backbone is an all fiber optic connection that will enhance the department’s phone systems in a way not possible before. The Police Department has been running on a system that’s more than 20 years old, finding qualified technicians and parts to maintain the system has been difficult.

This is the department’s final scheduled upgrade to complete its transition to the new IPFLEX system provided by AT&T.

Town Egg Hunt Ready to Roll 

Posted by Seth Duncan Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:43:00 PM

Town Hall staff and volunteers are putting the finishing touches on all things egg hunt related in preparation for the Town's Annual Egg Hunt. Festivities will begin at Haynes Auditorium at 5:30 on Wednesday, April 12th. This year's activities include:

Sarah Dippity Magic Show (all ages)….

5:30 – 5:50pm

Egg Hunt (ages 1-10)............................

5:50 – 6:10pm

Face Painting (all ages)……………………..

6:10 – 7:00pm

Egg Racing (all ages)………………………….

6:10 – 7:00pm

Bouncy Castles (all ages)…………………..

6:10 – 7:00pm

Duck Pond (all ages)………………………….

6:10 – 7:00pm

Pictures with Easter Bunny (all ages)…

6:10 – 7:00pm

 

Refreshments for children will be available after the Egg Hunt in the Cafeteria.

Hope to see you there. 

Hydrant Testing - Northwest Batesburg  

Posted by Seth Duncan Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:40:00 PM

The B-L Fire Department will conduct hydrant testing over the next two days(4/11-4/12) in the northwest portion of town (north 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.

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

 

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