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Community Meeting and Survey 

Posted by Seth Duncan Friday, February 10, 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. 

 

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. 

Town Smoke Testing Sewer Lines 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, November 30, 2016 9:27:00 AM

Town officials and staff will be working over the next few days to detect leaks, intrusions, and other issues with sewer lines by smoke testing lines in the Batesburg area north of HWY 23 and west of N. Carolina Ave. The Batesburg-Leesville Utilities Department uses a non-hazardous smoke to locate breaks, uncapped lines and other issues throughout the system.

Residents are advised to please be on the lookout for service crews in the areas north of HWY 23 and west of N. Carolina Ave. in the area of Saluda Ave., Summerland Ave., Hill St., the mill village, and the Batesburg business district during the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm beginning on Thursday, December 1st and continuing until Friday, December 2nd.

If you live or work in the affected area and see smoke in your yard or home, which may indicate a break or leak of some kind, please contact Cindy Apple at Town Hall (532-4601). Crews from the utilities department, as well as others, will be in the testing areas to inspect leaks and determine the party responsible for correcting any issues found.

For more information, and to watch a video of the smoke testing process, please visit the Town’s website at www.batesburg-leeville.org.

Sewer Smoke Testing Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8Clh7zId2A

Town Hall Closed 

Posted by Seth Duncan Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:42:00 PM

Town Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday this week in observance of Thanksgiving (Nov. 24th &25th). We will reopen next Monday, November 28th at 8am. 

Thanks!

Recycle Used Cooking Oil 

Posted by Seth Duncan Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:38:00 PM

Frying a turkey this Thanksgiving? Don't pour out used cooking oil down the drain - it will ruin your pipes and cause damage to the Town's sewer system. 

Lexington County has collection points across the county to collect used cooking oil - for FREE!

Concealed Weapon Permit Class in December 

Posted by Seth Duncan Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:34:00 PM

The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department will be hosting a Concealed Weapon Permit Class in December.

The classroom portion of the class will take place on Thursday, December 8th beginning at 6:30 PM. The range qualification time for the class will take place on Saturday, December 10th at a specific time to be determined on December 8th.

The cost of the course will be $50.00 per applicant to cover the expenses for the class. Applicants are required to register and pay all class associated fees at the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department before December 8th, at which time the applicant will receive an information packet.

Registering for the course allows CWP instructors to prepare for instructional needs for the number of participants. Remember that there will be a limited number of seats for this course for safety.

Applicants should bring at least 50 rounds of ammunition and an appropriate secure holster for their handgun of choice for this qualification. Targets, hearing protection and eye protection will be provided.

The cost associated with actually applying for the Concealed Weapons Permit with SLED is a separate process.

This course is designed to provide the applicant with the training and materials needed to complete the application process with SLED.

Chief Oswald Honored  

Posted by Seth Duncan Friday, September 9, 2016 9:20:00 PM

Chief Oswald Honored with

2016 Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence

in Law Enforcement

Town Police Chief William Wallace Oswald has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement. The award is presented by the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee at the U. S. Attorney's Office in Columbia.

“Chief Oswald has served our community for more than 40 years. He has distinguished himself both in and out of uniform. It was a true honor to recommend Chief for this award,” said Ted Luckadoo, Town Manager.

The Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement are given annually to recognize law enforcement officers in South Carolina whose performance demonstrates the highest ideals of excellence in law enforcement. The award, which as first given in 1983, is awarded in each of four categories: (1) city officer; (2) county officer; (3) state officer; and (4) federal officer.

In a letter of support, Mayor Rita Crapps wrote, “Chief Oswald is a quiet, humble man who seeks no recognition for doing the job he loves.  His legacy will one day be his selfless service to his community and the standard of excellence he has established within his department. His caring, humility, and dedication make him the example all others in law enforcement should follow.”

Congratulations to Chief Oswald and the other three winners of this year’s award. 

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