Category Archives: Government

New Email Account Set Up for Flood Recovery Requests

Richland County residents, businesses and other stakeholders have a new resource to contact the County for flood-related issues. An email account, Recovery@rcgov.us, has been established specifically for flood matters. The public is urged to send requests for assistance for unmet needs, ask questions or request other information related to the flood. Victims of the October…
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Benefit Statement required for Social Security recipients filing tax returns

Now that it’s March, your annual tax filing deadline is fast approaching. If you receive Social Security benefits, one of the documents you need to file your federal income tax return is your Social Security Benefit Statement (Form SSA-1099/1042S). Your Social Security benefits may be taxable. This includes monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. About…
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Richland County Closing Recycling Site in Ballentine

Richland County Solid Waste & Recycling is closing its recycling site in Ballentine as of April 1. Signs are posted at the site to inform residents of the closure. The recycling containers on the site soon will be removed. Therefore, residents are urged to use their large County-issued lime green recycling carts to dispose of…
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District Seats Open on City’s Climate Action Protection Committee

The City of Columbia is accepting applications for three district seats on the Climate Protection Action Committee (CPAC): District One, Two and Four. CPAC is an advisory committee initiated to impact climate change, but now also serves as the City's unofficial environmental clearing house, focusing on air quality, energy conservation, water conservation and recycling/waste reduction.…
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Advertisement of Vacancies on the Hospitality Tax Advisory Committee

The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill several vacancies on the Hospitality Tax Advisory Committee. Hospitality Tax Advisory Committee:  Seeking four (4) restaurant industry applicants for appointment/re-appointment and three (3) at-large Applicants for appointment/re-appointment. The purpose of this committee is to review applications for hospitality funding and make recommendations to Council for the…
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Richland County Council is engaging citizens in shaping local government policies

Richland County, S.C.— Richland County Council provides a wide variety of Boards and Commissions that encourages its members to participate in discussions that affect and shape the future of the County. County Council believes it is not only the right, but the responsibility of interested and capable citizens to become engaged in local government policy…
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S.C. Chamber Urging Citizens To Join Efforts And Call On Senators To Fix Roads

COLUMBIA, S.C. – State Chamber of Commerce President Ted Pitts released the following statement announcing the #SCSPEAKSOUT For Roads Campaign. As concerned South Carolinians write in about the need for senators to fix our roads, the consequences of the Senate’s inaction become clearer and clearer. “The business community has long called for our roads and…
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Columbia seeks public comment on Recreational Trails Program

The City of Columbia is soliciting public comment on its application to the FY2015-2017 SCPRT Recreational Trails Program. All interested citizens are invited to provide input and comments by attending the City Council meeting on March 1 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1737 Main Street. The…
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Columbia seeks to fill Facade Improvement Review Committee architect vacancy

The City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities is accepting applications to fill the Architect vacancy on the Façade Improvement Review Committee. The purpose of this committee is to review, score, and approve/deny façade improvement project applications. The term of office is three (3) years.  Meetings are 10:00 am the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each…
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