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

By Al Dozier Local citizens responding to a survey asking about new bus stops say it would have a negative effect on the town, according to a review of responses. “Half the people say it’s a bad idea,” Councilman Erik Sickinger said at Tuesday’s Town Council Workshop.  Some say theContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Fines are going up for parking violations in Irmo. The Irmo council Tuesday approved a new set of fines that are much higher than those imposed by the former code set up decades ago. Some parking tickets that could be paid for around $25 have now goneContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Irmo Council members and Mayor Barry Walker Sr. butted heads at January 18’s meeting over disclosure of the names of businesses and how much they received in the distribution of some $250,000 in relief funds. Walker said he has signed a non-disclosure agreement seeking the information butContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday gave unanimous final approval to the purchase on nearly 10 acres of land adjacent to the Community Park, nearly doubling the size of the popular site on Eastview Drive It didn’t come cheap. The purchase price was $450,000, plus $5,000 in closingContinue Reading