Aiken County Government

Aiken County Government You can contact the County staff by phone, email, or in person. Generally, County offices are open between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

As the official Aiken County, SC Government page, we are here to highlight Aiken County events, news and employment opportunities. Feel free to email us with any questions/comments/concerns at [email protected] or visit our website https://www.aikencountysc.gov for more information!

06/16/2020
County Council Meeting

Based on the Executive Orders of Governor Henry McMaster, in person attendance at these meetings is subject to certain conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The agendas with the separate backup materials for the June 16, 2020 Aiken County Council regular meeting (7 p.m.) and Council Work Session (6 p.m.) and Council Committee meetings (5-6 p.m.) will be posted on the Aiken County website: https://teamup.com/event/…/id/xYBtc8y9wFohGhvVnneNoqu1QFEMhw

06/12/2020
www.aikencountysc.gov

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., the Aiken County Council will hold a public hearing regarding amendments to portions of the county code dealing with animal control (Chapter 4, Animals).

Further information regarding the hearing and the proposed amendments are available at-https://www.aikencountysc.gov/News/Animal_Ordinance_June16_2020.pdf

06/02/2020
Aiken County Council meeting for June 2, 2020

The agendas with the separate backup materials for the June 2, 2020 Aiken County Council regular meeting (7 p.m.) and Council Work Session (6 p.m.):

http://www.aikencountysc.gov/Forms/Notice_for_June_2_meetings.pdf

Based on an Emergency Ordinance adopted by County Council on April 7, 2020, in person attendance at these meetings is subject to certain conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/01/2020
Aiken County Government

The agendas with the separate backup materials for the June 2, 2020 Aiken County Council regular meeting (7 p.m.) and Council Work Session (6 p.m.):

http://www.aikencountysc.gov/Forms/Notice_for_June_2_meetings.pdf

Based on an Emergency Ordinance adopted by County Council on April 7, 2020, in person attendance at these meetings is subject to certain conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The agendas with the separate backup materials for the June 2, 2020 Aiken County Council regular meeting (7 p.m.) and Council Work Session (6 p.m.):

http://www.aikencountysc.gov/Forms/Notice_for_June_2_meetings.pdf

Based on an Emergency Ordinance adopted by County Council on April 7, 2020, in person attendance at these meetings is subject to certain conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Agenda for the ARTS meeting on May 28, 2020
05/27/2020

Agenda for the ARTS meeting on May 28, 2020

05/19/2020
Aiken County Government

Aiken County Council Committee meetings (5-6 p.m.), Council Work Session (6 p.m.), and Aiken County Council regular meeting (7 p.m.)

https://teamup.com/event/show/id/QuDyj6b99W4YFQLm1xtjjMP9Q99G2i

Same as our previous meetings, based on an Emergency Ordinance adopted by County Council on April 7, in person attendance at these meetings is limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aiken County Council Committee meetings (5-6 p.m.), Council Work Session (6 p.m.), and Aiken County Council regular meeting (7 p.m.)

https://teamup.com/event/show/id/QuDyj6b99W4YFQLm1xtjjMP9Q99G2i

Same as our previous meetings, based on an Emergency Ordinance adopted by County Council on April 7, in person attendance at these meetings is limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/11/2020

Aiken County Council Budget Work Session Meeting - In person attendance at the meeting is still limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic

05/07/2020
governor.sc.gov

Governor's Executive Order 2020-31 issued May 3, modifying the Home or Work Order and allows outdoor dining.

For more information, please visit the site below.

05/05/2020

Council Administrator Form of Government for Aiken County
Council Chambers, including Work Session.

05/04/2020
05/01/2020

Updates at the Aiken County Landfill

04/30/2020
Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center is here for you!If you or a loved one is struggling with feelings of isolation, anxi...
04/30/2020

Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center is here for you!

If you or a loved one is struggling with feelings of isolation, anxiety or emotional distress, information about services or treatment can be answered by calling 803-641-7700. You can speak with them by phone or secure video, so that individuals in need can remain safe at home. Anyone who is experiencing a psychiatric crisis may contact our Crisis Team at 1-833-364-2274, available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year.

It's okay to reach out, and take care of your mental health!

*UPDATE* Aiken County Government offices have re-opened to the public, but access will be restricted and carefully contr...
04/29/2020
Announcement

*UPDATE*
Aiken County Government offices have re-opened to the public, but access will be restricted and carefully controlled.

For more information, please visit the County website at: http://www.aikencountysc.gov/Notices/ACGAnnounce.php

Aiken County Government offices have re-opened to the public, but access will be restricted and carefully controlled. The public should continue accessing County services as much as possible in the same fashion they have been since the initial closure of facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisi...

04/27/2020

Barden C & D Landfill will be CLOSED Wednesday, April 29, 2020 for the install of a new scale.

Wagener Landfill will be open 7:30am – 5:00pm

*Normal business hours will resume on Thursday.

APRIL 21- COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING agendas will be posted on the Aiken County website at https://teamup.com/event/show/id/...
04/17/2020
County Council Meetings- Committees, Worksession, & Regular Meeting VIA Facebook Live

APRIL 21- COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING agendas will be posted on the Aiken County website at https://teamup.com/event/show/id/QuDyj6b99W4YFQLm1xtjjMP9Q99G2i no later than 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020.

Based on an Emergency Ordinance adopted by County Council on April 7, in person attendance at these meetings is limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meetings may be viewed live on Face Book Live by using the link that will be posted on the County website.
If you wish to make comments on the items listed on the agendas of the Council Committees or on the two scheduled public hearings that will be listed on the agenda of the regular meeting of Council, please send your comments by electronic mail to the Council Clerk at [email protected] by noon on April 21.

If you believe you have a direct interest in the two matters that will be listed for public hearings and want to make your comments in person, please send an electronic email to Council Clerk, Katelyn Hayes at [email protected] by 3 p.m. on April 20 explaining your interest in the matter and need to attend in person. Please include your telephone number. A representative of the County will contact you about your request.

The two matters scheduled for public hearing are:
*Ordinance To Rezone Tax Parcels #118-15-01-001, #118-10-02-001, and #118-11-04-002 (totaling approximately 19.7 acres) located at 124 Spann Lane (P-903) and 9101, 9103, and 9107 Gregory Road (S-980) from Industrial District to Urban Development District.

*Ordinance Providing For The Issuance Of General Obligation Bonds In An Amount Not To Exceed $31,000,000 To Refund A Portion Of The County’s Outstanding General Obligation Bonds.

Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM @ Broadcasted Live via Facebook Live from the Council Chambers on the 3rd Floor of the Aiken County Government Center, 1930 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801

04/16/2020

WAGENER LANDFILL
Will remain open through Saturday, April 18
7:30 am- 5:00 pm
Accepting storm debris ONLY

04/15/2020

*Voter Registration and Elections*

In order to receive the most up-to-date South Carolina Election news regarding COVID-19 and/or information regarding Elections, Voter Registration, polling locations (or changes), or absentee voting, please visit www.scvotes.org before every Election.

Any candidate having filed for political office having NO OPPOSITION must still appear on the November 3, 2020 General Election ballot along with a write-in option.
A General Election must be held for each political office on the ballot. This reference applies only to candidates having no opposition in the November General Election. It includes any candidate being the sole filer for an office or any candidate having secured their Party’s nomination in a Primary and moved to the General Election uncontested. In each case, voters can still choose the single candidate or a write-in option.

For more information, please visit www.scvotes.org.

04/15/2020

WAGENER LANDFILL IS OPEN
Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

04/13/2020

*AIKEN COUNTY EXTENDS OFFICE CLOSURES, and adjusts yard debris policy*

Aiken County Offices will remain closed to the public in accordance with guidance from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Governor’s Office. Employees will still be available to assist citizens with online, email and phone transactions. Additionally, all County parks, programs and facilities remain closed to the public as well. This closure extension runs through and includes Friday, May 1, 2020.

Aiken County is also seeing a tremendous increase in the volume of yard debris and waste coming to the residential drop off centers as well as the Barden Landfill on Connector Road. In some cases, increases in traffic are upwards of 50% from normal. This increased volume has begun to overwhelm the County’s capacity to manage the waste stream and remove the waste from the collection centers in a timely fashion. To address this, the residential drop off centers will now only accept yard trimmings, clippings and small debris that will fit inside a pick-up truck, SUV or other non-commercial vehicle used to deliver the waste to the drop off center. The centers will no longer accept debris brought in by trailer. All trailer loads should be taken directly to the Barden Landfill and will be directed to do so if presented at a residential drop off center. This change in policy is for residential yard debris only. Regular household waste will still be accepted at all residential drop off centers in the County.

“We understand this change in policy may be a bit of an inconvenience for our customers, but our residential collection centers just simply cannot handle the amount of yard debris we are receiving” said County Administrator Clay Killian. “We appreciate our citizens’ cooperation and patience and request their assistance in helping us manage this problem.”

Citizens should continue to follow the recommendations and directives from the Centers for Disease Control and healthcare providers on how to stay safe and avoid contracting this, or any other, virus.

Photos from Aiken County Government's post
04/09/2020

Photos from Aiken County Government's post

04/09/2020

*SOLID WASTE UPDATE*

Our Residential Convenience Centers and Landfill are operating on a normal schedule.

However, we are currently only accepting essential household garbage and recyclables.

While we understand many of you may be spring cleaning while quarantined at home, we request that all large bulky items, construction debris, yard debris and scrap metal be taken to the Barden Landfill at 411 Connector Rd.

Thank you for your patience.

04/06/2020
04/06/2020
governor.sc.gov

Excerpt from Governor McMaster's Executive Order No. 2020-19, that went into effect at 5:00 pm on Friday, April 3, 2020, Concerning Lodging and Travel Restrictions for Individuals Entering South Carolina from High-Risk Areas.

Any and all individuals, entities, or establishments engaged in the provision of short-term rentals, vacation rentals, or other lodging accommodations in the State of South Carolina are prohibited from making or accepting new reservations or bookings from or for individuals residing in or travelling from any country, state, municipality, or other geographic area subject to or identified in a CDC travel advisory or other CDC notice as a location with extensive community transmission of COVID-19, to include the Tri-State Area (consisting of the States of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut).

Lodging shall include the following:

1. A “lodging establishment,” as defined by section 45-2-20(2)
of the South Carolina Code of Laws, as amended, to mean “a hotel, motel, villa, condominium, inn, tourist court, tourist camp, campground, bed and breakfast, residence, or any place in which rooms, lodging, or sleeping accommodations are furnished to transients for a consideration.”

2. A vacation rental property or other short-term rental property that involves the rental of any house, condominium, room, or other dwelling unit for a period of less than ninety (90) days if such property is advertised, represented, or held out to the public as a place regularly rented to, or available for rental to, guests or if such property has been so advertised,
represented, or held out to the public at any point during the preceding thirty (30) days.

For more information, please visit the website below.

04/06/2020
governor.sc.gov

Excerpt from Governor McMaster's Executive Order No. 2020-18, effective at 5:00 pm on Monday, April 6, 2020.

The following ADDITIONAL “non-essential” businesses shall not be open for access or use by the public, including the following:

(a) Furniture and home-furnishings stores
(b) Clothing, shoe, and clothing-accessory stores
(c) Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores
(d) Department stores, with the exception of hardware and
home-improvement stores
(e) Sporting goods stores
(f) Book, craft, and music stores
(g) Flea markets
(h) Florists and flower stores

For more information, please visit the site below.

04/03/2020
governor.sc.gov

Excerpt from Governor McMaster's Executive Order No. 2020-17, effective April 1, 2020.

Closure of Non-Essential Businesses, Venues, Facilities, Services, and Activities for Public Use, including all-

Entertainment venues and facilities as follows:
(a) Night clubs
(b) Bowling alleys
(c) Arcades
(d) Concert venues
(e) Theaters, auditoriums, and performing arts centers
(f) Tourist attractions (including museums, aquariums, and
planetariums)
(g) Racetracks
(h) Indoor children’s play areas, with the exception of licensed
childcare facilities
(i) Adult entertainment venues
(j) Bingo halls
(k) Venues operated by social clubs

2. Recreational and athletic facilities and activities as follows:
(a) Fitness and exercise centers and commercial gyms
(b) Spas and public or commercial swimming pools
(c) Group exercise facilities, to include yoga, barre, and spin
studios or facilities
(d) Spectator sports
(e) Sports that involve interaction in close proximity to and
within less than six (6) feet of another person
(f) Activities that require the use of shared sporting apparatus
and equipment
(g) Activities on commercial or public playground equipment

3. Close-contact service providers as follows:
(a) Barber shops
(b) Hair salons
(c) Waxing salons
(d) Threading salons
(e) Nail salons and spas
(f) Body-art facilities and tattoo services
(g) Tanning salons
(h) Massage-therapy establishments and massage services

For more information, please visit the link below.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) group, that normally prepares income tax returns at the H Odell Weeks Center ...
04/03/2020
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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) group, that normally prepares income tax returns at the H Odell Weeks Center in Aiken, will not prepare any more tax returns this year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taxpayers can prepare and file tax returns by other methods.

Free On-line tax filing is available for eligible taxpayers. This only requires access to a computer and does not require any face-to-face contact with other people. See:
IRS (Federal): https://www.irs.gov
SC Department of Revenue: https://dor.sc.gov
Georgia Department of Revenue: https://dor.georgia.gov
MyFreeTaxes: https://www.myfreetaxes.com

Taxpayers not eligible for the free services can file on-line for a fee, or can download forms and instructions from these sites, fill them out and send them in.

Taxpayers can also use any of several available tax software programs, which taxpayers can install and use on their computer. Taxpayers can also use paid tax preparers who may be open for business. These services require payment of a fee by the taxpayer.

The deadlines for filing and paying taxes have been extended to July 15, 2020, for U. S. (Federal), South Carolina and Georgia.

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