City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

City of Aiken, South Carolina Government Welcome to the official City of Aiken page! Comment policy can be found at https://www.cityofaikensc.gov/legal-notices/ Located in Aiken County in the southwestern portion of South Carolina the City of Aiken is 56 miles west of the South Carolina state capitol, Columbia, and 174 miles east of the Georgia state capitol, Atlanta.

The area of the City is 17.93 square miles and sits 530 feet above sea level. The life of Aiken officially began on December 19, 1835 - the dating of the charter (incorporation) of the town. Our city was named for William Aiken, Sr., President of the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company. Between January, 1830 and October, 1833, William Aiken was instrumental in building what was then the longest railroad in the world (136 miles long), the Charleston & Hamburg line. The citizens of Aiken are justly proud of its quality residential character and its aesthetically pleasing natural environment with variety in its terrain and an abundance of wooded, undeveloped areas. The wide parkways, historic character and horse training activities give Aiken a unique atmosphere that make it an excellent place to live.

Operating as usual

Water Main Break Impacts Approximately 150 Homes | City of Aiken, SC Government
08/13/2020
Water Main Break Impacts Approximately 150 Homes | City of Aiken, SC Government

Water Main Break Impacts Approximately 150 Homes | City of Aiken, SC Government

Water Main Break Impacts Approximately 150 Homes Thursday, August 13, 2020 | News, Public Notice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aiken, SC – City of Aiken Engineering and Utilities Department is currently working to repair a water main break near 325 Northwood Drive. There are approximately 150 homes impact...

08/13/2020
City of Aiken Engineering & Utilities Department

City of Aiken Engineering & Utilities Department

The City of Aiken Engineering and Utilities Department has a water main break on Northwood Dr. in the vicinity of #320. Surrounding homes on Penmar St. have lost water as well. Please be advised, Northwood Dr. entering from Hitchock Parkway Will NOT have thru-traffic. Once the repair is made, this post will be updated.

08/11/2020

REMINDER: The Planning Commission will be meeting shortly, August 11, at 6 PM in Council Chambers at 214 Park Ave SW, Aiken, SC.

Due to emergency procedures related to the COVID-19 health concern, capacity limitations, face coverings, and social distancing requirements will be enforced while in the City Municipal Building.

The meeting will be streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/CityofAikenSC

And public comment can be emailed to [email protected]
Written comments are encouraged.

To preview the scheduled meeting's agenda, follow the link below:
https://edoc.cityofaikensc.gov/WebLink/DocView.aspx?id=516939&dbid=0&repo=City-of-Aiken-LF

Aiken City Council will meet Monday, August 10, at 7 PM in Council Chambers at 214 Park Ave SW, Aiken, SC.Due to emergen...
08/10/2020

Aiken City Council will meet Monday, August 10, at 7 PM in Council Chambers at 214 Park Ave SW, Aiken, SC.

Due to emergency procedures related to the COVID-19 health concern, capacity limitations, face coverings, and social distancing requirements will be enforced while in the City Municipal Building.

The meeting will be streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/CityofAikenSC

And public comment can be emailed to [email protected].
Written comments are encouraged.

To preview the scheduled meeting's agenda, follow the link below:
https://edoc.cityofaikensc.gov/WebLink/DocView.aspx?id=516937&dbid=0&repo=City-of-Aiken-LF

The City of Aiken requests your help with both garbage and recycling collection.  Please do the following to help increa...
08/10/2020

The City of Aiken requests your help with both garbage and recycling collection. Please do the following to help increase efficiency:

1) Place roll cart(s) at the edge of the street with the push/pull handle facing your home by 7 AM.

*** Both the roll cart’s handle and tires should be closest to the home with the lid opening facing the street. ***

2) Place roll carts at least 3 feet away from objects that could hinder pick up.

3) Bag all garbage placed in the green roll carts to minimize litter.

*** Residents who consistently place extra bags outside the roll cart will be required to purchase an additional roll cart(s) and pay an additional monthly service fee. ***

4) Break down recyclable boxes and place them in the recycling roll cart.

5) Place only recyclable material in the recycling roll cart.

*** Do not put plastic bags in the recycling roll cart ***

*** Never put excess garbage in the recycling roll cart ***


RECYCLE ONLY these items.

* Aluminum & Steel Cans Please rinse.

* Cardboard & Pasteboard (e.g., cereal boxes, gift and food boxes) Completely empty boxes and flatten.

* Paper (e.g., newspaper, magazines, inserts, catalogs, phone books, office paper, brown paper bags)

* Glass Bottles & Jars All colors are accepted. Please rinse.

* Plastics #1 & #2 (e.g., milk jugs, bleach, detergent bottles, drink containers) Rinse and leave caps on bottles

08/07/2020
City of Aiken Engineering & Utilities Department

City of Aiken Engineering & Utilities Department

Engineering and Utilities has the water main located on Balsam Lane in the Woodside Community turned off to make repairs. Approximately 25 homes are without service as the result of this repair. Crews are on site and will update once all work is completed and service has been restored. A boil water advisory will be in effect once water service is restored.

City of Aiken Engineering & Utilities Department
08/06/2020

City of Aiken Engineering & Utilities Department

UPDATE: WORK IS COMPLETED AND TRAFFIC IS BACK TO NORMAL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

Traffic Advisory - City of Aiken Engineering and Utilities has one lane of Croft Mill Road closed off in the 500 block to make repairs to a water line. Crews are on site and conducting traffic flagging. Please use caution in this area and please observe any flagger directing traffic.

08/04/2020
Design Review Board Meeting August 4, 2020

The City of Aiken Design Review Board is meeting begins shortly today, August 4, 2020, at 6:30 PM in Council Chambers.
Due to emergency procedures related to the COVID-19 health concern, capacity limitations and social distancing requirements will be enforced as part of this meeting. Watch it live at https://youtu.be/b-YzhdXrXJM

Design Review Board Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Call to Order Minutes New Business: Application CERD21-001003: Applicant Anne Thomasson, requests an addition and...

07/30/2020

Notification to City of Aiken Water Customers:

The City of Aiken experienced an issue with our E-bill software that resulted in the monthly statement not being attached to the notification. Be assured that efforts are underway to resolve this matter as quickly as possible, and regret any inconvenience experienced by our customers.

Please note that bills can be viewed by logging in to your utility account.

To request that a bill be resent, please email [email protected] with your account number.

07/27/2020
City of Aiken, South Carolina Government Department of Public Safety

City of Aiken, South Carolina Government Department of Public Safety

Citizens Public Safety Academy

The Aiken Department of Public Safety will be holding a Citizen’s Public Safety Academy starting September 3, 2020. This will be a nine week program consisting of one class each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm. All instructors are members of the public safety profession and will present material on the following topics

• BASIC PATROL FUNCTIONS
• FIREFIGHTING
• USE OF FORCE (LETHAL, LESS-LETHAL)
• COMMUNITY POLICING
• TRAFFIC SAFETY
• CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS and more

The Citizen’s Public Safety Academy is intended to be an overview of the Aiken Department of Public Safety’s functions and operations. Participants will not be trained as police officers or firefighters. Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come basis. Participants must attend at least eight classes to pass the Citizen’s Public Safety Academy. A background check will be performed on ALL applicants. The application deadline is August 17, 2020. Applications are available at Aiken Public Safety headquarters located at 834 Beaufort St NE Aiken, SC or on the City of Aiken website at: https://edoc.cityofaikensc.gov/WebLink/ElectronicFile.aspx?docid=215921&dbid=0&repo=City-of-Aiken-LF

Applicants can submit their applications via e-mail to [email protected] or send completed applications to:
The Aiken Department of Public Safety
ATTN: Lt. Spann
P.O. BOX 1177
Aiken, SC 29802

If you have any questions, please contact Lieutenant Daymon Spann at
803.642.7620 or by e-mail: [email protected].

The City of Aiken is accepting applications for the following positions:Job TitleMaintenance Worker - Parks & Recreation...
07/22/2020

The City of Aiken is accepting applications for the following positions:

Job Title
Maintenance Worker - Parks & Recreation

Job Functions: Keeping city properties clean, safe, and attractive; maintaining park grounds and playground equipment; maintaining athletic fields and recreation facilities; setup and breakdown of facilities for rentals and events; operating a variety of light equipment; general cleaning; deal effectively with the public, and other related duties. Work hours are variable and may require evening and weekend scheduling. Manual labor and heavy lifting are required.

Qualifications: Must be able to read and write and have a valid driver's license.

Starting salary is $11.33 per hour with benefits.
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Job Title
Facilities Assistant - Athletics (Part-time)

Job Functions: preparing and securing the facilities for events; registering teams and individuals; assisting customers, participants, and volunteers as needed; monitoring league games and tournaments; maintaining and operating equipment.

Qualifications: Must have a High School diploma or equivalent, and a valid driver's license. Hours are mostly evenings and weekends. Good communication and customer service skills are a must.

Starting salary is $9.39 hourly with part-time benefits.
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Applications for both positions will be accepted until the positions are filled. Interested applicants can apply online at https://webapps.cityofaikensc.gov/hrexplorer/jobs_positions.aspx

The City of Aiken is a drug-free workplace. This announcement is not a contract. The status of these positions may change at any time. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on age, sex, religion, national origin, race, disability, or political affiliation.

The City of Aiken Has Extended the Deadline for Business License Renewals Without Penalty | City of Aiken, SC Government
07/21/2020
The City of Aiken Has Extended the Deadline for Business License Renewals Without Penalty | City of Aiken, SC Government

The City of Aiken Has Extended the Deadline for Business License Renewals Without Penalty | City of Aiken, SC Government

The City of Aiken Has Extended the Deadline for Business License Renewals Without Penalty Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | Covid-19, News, Public Notice 21 July 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aiken, SC – Recognizing the impact on local businesses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Aiken has extended...

07/20/2020
City of Aiken Engineering & Utilities Department

City of Aiken Engineering & Utilities Department

Engineering and Utilities has the water main supplying Millrace Circle turned off to make repairs. Approximately 55 residents are impacted by this and will be notified by door hanger regarding the boil water advisory which will remain in effect until further notice. Crews are on site excavating to make the needed repairs. We will update once work is completed.

🔵 Water has been repaired. All houses that lost water will be under a Boil Water Advisory for at least 24 hours. We will update this post when the Advisory is lifted.
🔷 The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted

07/17/2020
Keep Aiken Safe

Aiken City Council has approved an ordinance requiring individuals to wear face coverings in certain situations and locations in order to protect, preserve, and promote the general health, safety, and welfare and the peace and order of the community related to the potential exposure of City residents, employees, and visitors to COVID-19.

Emergency Ordinance 07132020 applies to any retail business, organization, establishment, or facility open to the public within the City of Aiken. #KeepAikenSafe Aiken Downtown Development Association

http://www.cityofaikensc.gov/keepaikensafeAiken City Council has approved an ordinance requiring individuals to wear fac...
07/16/2020
City of Aiken Face Covering Ordinance Information | City of Aiken, SC Government

http://www.cityofaikensc.gov/keepaikensafe

Aiken City Council has approved an ordinance requiring individuals to wear face coverings in certain situations and locations in order to protect, preserve, and promote the general health, safety, and welfare and the peace and order of the community related to the potential exposure of City residents, employees, and visitors to COVID-19.

The City has established a webpage that gives more information. Follow this link to read an overview of the ordinance and Frequently Asked Questions. Also included on the webpage is a Spanish translation.
#KeepAikenSafe

City of Aiken Face Covering Ordinance Information Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | Covid-19, News, Public Notice Aiken City Council has approved an ordinance requiring individuals to wear face coverings in certain situations and locations in order to protect, preserve, and promote the general health, safe...

Aiken City Council Passes Emergency Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings | City of Aiken, SC Government
07/14/2020
Aiken City Council Passes Emergency Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings | City of Aiken, SC Government

Aiken City Council Passes Emergency Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings | City of Aiken, SC Government

Aiken City Council Passes Emergency Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings Monday, July 13, 2020 | Covid-19, News, Public Notice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aiken City Council Passes Emergency Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings Aiken, SC – The City of Aiken issued an emergency ordinance requiring individual...

East Gate Drive Resurfacing Update | City of Aiken, SC Government
07/13/2020
East Gate Drive Resurfacing Update | City of Aiken, SC Government

East Gate Drive Resurfacing Update | City of Aiken, SC Government

East Gate Drive Resurfacing Update Monday, July 13, 2020 | News UPDATED JULY 13, 2020 East Gate Drive- Major paving activities on East Gate Drive are now complete. Workers will be placing temporary pavement markings this week. Those currently traveling East Gate drive are advised to follow all traff...

07/09/2020
Don't Slow Down, Don't Stop. Hand Washing is Vital!

RECOMMENDATION: Wash your hands often
* Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
* It’s especially important to wash:
* Before eating or preparing food
* Before touching your face
* After using the restroom
* After leaving a public place
* After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
* After handling your cloth face covering
* After changing a diaper
* After caring for someone sick
* After touching animals or pets
* If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. #keepaikensafe

SC DHEC
07/09/2020

SC DHEC

REMINDER: DHEC, MUSC and community partners are hosting no-cost testing from 10 A.M. - 3 P.M. TOMORROW (7/10) and SATURDAY (7/11) at Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston SC 29406.

Regardless of insurance status, anyone can get tested at no cost. Testing will end promptly at 3:00 pm, so arrive early.

Please note:
-You do not need an appointment to get tested
-You do not need a doctor's order/note to get tested
-No one will be turned away
-Please bring your ID

The City of Aiken is accepting applications for the following positions:Job TitleRecreation Program CoordinatorJob Funct...
07/09/2020

The City of Aiken is accepting applications for the following positions:

Job Title
Recreation Program Coordinator

Job Functions: Develops, plans, markets, and supervises the coordination and implementation of leisure programs and special events for all ages. Schedules rental facilities; completes contracts, work requests, check requests, and diagrams for setups. Enforces departmental rules and regulations. Assists with interviewing, training, and supervision of part-time and seasonal staff. Registers participants and receipts monies. Resolves customer concerns or complaints. Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with other City divisions, outside agencies, groups, and the general public. Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in recreation or related field. A commercial driver's license (CDL) is required within a year of employment. Must have excellent customer service skills. Must be able to work flexible hours and weekends.

Starting salary is $16.09 hourly with full benefits package.
Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Job Title
Public Safety Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator

Job Functions: Performs general fire and rescue duties in the protection of life and property. Exercises sound judgment in performing driver/operator duties, fire suppression, and medical first responder tasks. Operates and performs various maintenance duties on fire and rescue vehicles and equipment.

Qualifications: Must have a valid SC driver's license, high school diploma or equivalent, and one (1) year fire or related experience. NFPA Firefighter certification is preferred.

Starting annual salary is $29,343.60 with benefits.
Applications for this position will be accepted until July 24, 2020.
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Applicants interested in either of these positions can apply online at https://webapps.cityofaikensc.gov/hrexplorer/jobs_positions.aspx

The City of Aiken is a drug-free workplace. This announcement is not a contract. The status of these positions may change at any time. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on age, sex, religion, national origin, race, disability, or political affiliation.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department is accepting applications for a part-time Facilities Assista...
07/08/2020

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department is accepting applications for a part-time Facilities Assistant for its recreation facilities on a year-round basis.

Job Title
Facilities Assistant (part-time)

Job Functions: Preparing and securing the facilities for events; answering phones; registering participants for classes; booking events; collecting fees for rentals, memberships, etc.; assisting customers; working special events and other related duties. Must be available evenings and weekends (average of 29 hours per week). Special events may require additional scheduled hours.

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license. Must have a High School diploma or equivalent within first 6 months of employment. Good communication and customer service skills are a must.

Starting salary is $9.39 hourly with part-time benefits.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants can apply online at https://webapps.cityofaikensc.gov/hrexplorer/jobs_positions.aspx

The City of Aiken is a drug-free workplace. This announcement is not a contract. The status of this position may change at any time. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on age, sex, religion, national origin, race, disability, or political affiliation.

Address

214 Park Ave SW
Aiken, SC
29801

General information

The City of Aiken operates under the Council-Manager form of government, an organizational framework which has grown widely in popularity since its inception in the 1910's. Aiken first approved the Council-Manager form of government in 1955, and subsequent changes to the state legislation in the early 1970's mirrored the City of Aiken's Council-Manager Plan. Under the Council-Manager Plan, the City Council serves as the Board of Directors for the city, with the Mayor acting as Chief Executive Officer. City Council sets policy guiding the city's growth, development, and future. The City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer, much like the President of a corporation. Under this role, the City Manager is responsible for daily operations, including hiring and firing of all employees, as well as the efficient and effective use of funds approved by the City Council through the annual budget

Opening Hours

Monday 08:10 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:10 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:10 - 17:00
Thursday 08:10 - 17:00
Friday 08:10 - 17:00

Telephone

(803) 642-7600

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