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.
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
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.
Joan M. Lacombe, who serves as Aiken’s poet laureate read this original poem before the Aiken City Council and those assembled for a Monday City Council Meeting to mark Flag Day this month.
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.
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.