By Al Dozier Irmo residents will soon see an increase in yearly sanitation fees. At the May 21 meeting, the Irmo Town Council gave a second and final reading to an ordinance adjusting the yearly fees for sanitation collection, stormwater management and uniform service fees from $300 per year to $346.50Continue Reading

  By Al Dozier The town of Irmo is considering the installation of four charging stations at the Irmo Community Park Irmo for residents with electric vehicles. It would cost the town about $28,000 but it would provide local residents with a quick charge as an increasing number of motoristsContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday approved a zoning change that will clear the way for a new 67-acre sports site that would bring volleyball and basketball conference games to Irmo. The vote did not come without some opposition from local residents who fear traffic backups around theContinue Reading

Gabriel Penfield won a seat on the Irmo town council on February 27. Penfield was opposed by George Frazier. Both men ran unsuccessfully in the November election andfound themselves facing each other again for the special election.  With all precincts reporting, Gabriel Penfield claimed 433 votes to Frazier’s 135 toContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council heard a special presentation at the January 16 meeting honoring the town’s past police chiefs. A framed picture showing headshots of all of the town’s past police chiefs was presented to the council by Brian Penna, a long-time local businessman who had closeContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday showed strong opposition to Irmo Mayor Barry Walker’s stance against a community homeowner’s association rule that prohibits political signs in residential neighborhoods more than 30 days before an election. The disconnect between the council and mayor was apparent when Walker failed toContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Plans for a commercial development on a 30-acre site at Dreher Shoals Road and Farming Creek Road stalled Tuesday after several residents voiced concerns at the Irmo Town Council meeting about the impact on nearby residential communities. An ordinance that would change zoning for the area fromContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Irmo could soon have a new “Welcome to Irmo” public art display that would include historical images portraying the history of the town. It would be displayed on a retired rail box car in a highly visible area of the town. The unusual project was proposed toContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Mobile home owners in Irmo will soon be allowed to replace their old units with a new model, under a revised ordinance that received unanimous first-reading approval at Tuesday’s council meeting. The town imposed restrictions on mobile homes in 2020 that disallowed new homes and replacements. ButContinue Reading