By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council approved an increase in residential garbage fees to $300 per year in the 2022 tax bill, but not without hearing complaints and holding a lengthy discussion. Commenting during the public participation period, Irmo resident David Stewart was concerned his bill has been goingContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday approved a 30-day extension of a mask requirement in public places as part of an ongoing effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus The action, approved by a 3-2 vote, will extend the requirement to November 3. The measure had strongContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The town of Irmo has finally reached a settlement with the federal government after two years of negotiations over allegations that the town violated a disabled woman’s rights. The lawsuit settlement, approved during a special “zoom” meeting Wednesday, was not near as punitive as many expected. CouncilContinue Reading

 By Al Dozier Lake Murray Country would get $21,945 and the Irmo Chamber of Commerce $11,055 to promote tourism if the Irmo Town Council approves a tax advisory committee’s recommendations on the use of accommodations tax. Approval of the recommendations was on the council’s agenda at the September 15 councilContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council voted September 1 to extend the town’s mask mandate another 30 days. The ordinance, which was scheduled to expire September 1, will now extend through October 4. The action follows similar extensions recently enacted by Richland County and other municipalities in the MidlandsContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday agreed to annex a property that is considered a historical site containing burial grounds for African-Americans including some local leaders. The 10-acre site on Archer’s Lane is owned by the non-profit Harbison Community Group. The organization sought the annexation to provide betterContinue Reading