Carbon Properties proposes revitalization project timeline, forum set

AIKEN ­– The City of Aiken’s preferred development team for Downtown has proposed a construction timeline calling for the disposal of surplus City property and the renovation and expansion of the historic Municipal building as approved by the citizens in a 2010 referendum be under construction as early as this Fall.

Business License Deadline Nearing

Business License Deadline Nearing

The City of Aiken Business License Division would like to remind all citizens about the need for companies or individuals working inside the city limits to purchase a business license.

2017 City of Aiken Citizen Benchmark Study: A Survey of Citizen Opinion on Living in Aiken, City Services and Taxes, Development, and Communication with City Government

2017 City of Aiken Citizen Benchmark Study: A Survey of Citizen Opinion on Living in Aiken, City Services and Taxes, Development, and Communication with City Government

This study of the opinions of adult City of Aiken residents has several purposes. The study establishes a benchmark of the perceived quality of services and activities performed by city departments and offices along with suggestions on improvements that could be made. We also explore why citizens choose to reside in the city along with feelings about development, growth—especially in the downtown area, the balance between services and taxes, and finally citizen/government communications, transparency and responsiveness.

City Council approves FY 2018 budget that prioritizes infrastructure, Public Safety

In a unanimous vote, Aiken City Council today gave final approval to a FY 2018 budget that includes major investments in the City’s aging infrastructure with no millage increase while absorbing rising health insurance costs, state -mandated police pension increases and putting additional public safety officers on the street.

City budget focuses on Public Safety, infrastructure with no millage increase

Aiken City Council will meet Monday June 12, to consider a FY 2018 budget that bolsters the City’s efforts to protect the health, lives, property and safety of Aiken citizens through large investments in law enforcement and infrastructure. Despite the emphasis on these priorities, spending in the operations portion of the budget remains flat and the budget requires no property tax millage increase.