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

By Al Dozier Small businesses struggling to get by because of the COVID-19 pandemic could find some relief through a program approved Tuesday by the Irmo Town Council. The council approved a $125,000 allocation to the Irmo Future Growth Corporation, which will provide loans to small businesses in the IrmoContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Small businesses in Irmo struggling for survival could find some relief from a new loan program sponsored by the town of Irmo and the non-profit Irmo Future Growth Corporation. A “small business” is defined as a business with less than 50 employees.The Irmo Town council gave aContinue Reading

By Al Dozier At a special called meeting Tuesday the town of Irmo renewed a recently expired ordinance requiring citizens to wear face masks after hearing citizen complaints. But is it enforceable? At Tuesday’s meeting Police Chief Courtney Dennis acknowledged that the town could not impose the ordinance’s $100 fineContinue Reading

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