By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday gave final reading to an ordinance adopting the proposed 2021-2022 budget totaling $7,250,491. Mayor Barry Walker noted the budget funds a “world class” police department and town hall and does not impose millage on Irmo residents. The town is also expected toContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Businesses in Irmo did well throughout the pandemic, according to a survey conducted by the Irmo Chamber of Commerce, the town of Irmo and the Irmo Future Growth Corporation. Irmo Mayor Barry Walker was pleased with the survey, which showed some businesses actually reporting growth during theContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council gave first reading approval at the May 18 council meeting to a proposed operating and capital budget of $7,250,491. Council members were in agreement the budget reflected proper expenditures, with nearly half of the allocations going to law enforcement. Irmo does not imposeContinue Reading

Councilman Bill Danielson from the Town of Irmo was graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government recently. Graduates received their certificates during the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s virtual Hometown Legislative Action Week. Established in 1986, the institute is a program of the Municipal Association of South CarolinaContinue Reading

By Al Dozier  An Irmo business deemed “a nuisance” by the town had its license revoked.  But the Irmo Town Council Tuesday voted to reinstate the license if certain guidelines were followed.  Irmo Tobacco & Vapor at 1100 Dutch Fork Road was cited by town officials for selling controlled substances,Continue Reading

The town of Irmo has been allocated 4.66 million dollars from the American Rescue Plan. The plan laid out by the Biden administration grants the state of South Carolina 3.8 billion dollars. This money is dispersed through the state to counties, towns and municipalities. 350 billion dollars in direct federalContinue Reading

By Al Dozier   The expected vote at Tuesday’s council meeting to authorize a feasibility study on a plan to have the town of Irmo take over sewer services now provided by Blue Granite Water Co. was deferred as the town considered a possible new source of funding the $30,000 plan.Continue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday approved the first phase of a new skate park for Irmo after several local residents touted the project as a community asset that brings people together for outdoor activity. Skate boarding was described as an activity that, “brings kids together” and “aContinue Reading

By Al Dozier At a work session Tuesday the Irmo Town Council continued discussions on taking over Blue Granite Water services in the Irmo area. Representatives from the city of Columbia’s Water Department joined the discussion Tuesday and advised the council that they saw no problem with the town assumingContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Skateboarders could soon start rolling into Irmo. The Irmo Town Council heard a detailed plan at Tuesday’s meeting for a 9,000 square-foot skate park, which would likely be located on a 9-acre site in the Friarsgate area the town has planned to develop as an out-door recreationalContinue Reading