The work includes improvements to the intersection of Murray Drive and Miller Road. Jenkins Street will be extended to Hyde Circle, and Jenkins Court will be repaved. The project will also entail the construction of a new road off of North Main Street. 

A 4-percent pay bump for employees, the purchase of trash pick up equipment, $250,000 in repaving projects, and updates to city parks are all expenses built into Simpsonville's $20 million budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

City Council voted down the development moratorium April 26 in a split 4-3 vote. The vote was a reconsideration after the six-month moratorium on new apartments and commercial projects near single-family home neighborhoods first sprung up on March 22 but was put on hold for a month.

At a forum Monday evening, a handful of residents shared the qualities they’d like to see in a new chief as the city’s public safety committee listened.

The action came during the council’s April 20 meeting as it considered a straight repeal of Article 3.1, which can limit development of projects that don’t have adequate infrastructure, threaten sensitive environmental or historical factors, or are considered too dense when compared to surrounding areas.

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