Plan to prepare Downtown infrastructure for the future forges ahead

AIKEN — Preparing the City’s downtown water, sewer and storm water systems for the future is the goal of a plan approved by Aiken City Council this week.

“It is time we finally begin to address our City’s infrastructure needs,” said City Manager John Klimm. “This is the first step in our master plan to address the current and future infrastructure needs throughout the City in a comprehensive way. It begins, appropriately, with our Downtown, which has among the oldest and most critical systems in need of work.”

Scheduled Phone Maintenance for April 27, 2017

Please be advised that we will be performing phone server maintenance on Thursday, April 27th 2017 between 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please note that this maintenance does not affect ADPS Dispatch nor 911. During this time you may experience delays or dropped calls if calling City offices. We appreciate your patience, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Summer Adventures Day Camp at the H.O. Weeks Center Begins June 5th, 2017

Summer Adventures Day Camp at the H.O. Weeks Center Begins June 5th, 2017

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department is offering weekly Summer Adventures Day Camp sessions at the H.O. Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, from June 5th – August 18th. The hours of camp are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with option of early drop off at 7:30am and pick up no later than 5:00pm. This fun-filled camp is for children ages 5 – 12 (children must be within this age range at the start of the session).

Kite Festival Scheduled for Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Kite Festival Scheduled for Saturday, May 6th, 2017

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department is pleased to announce our Annual Kite Festival to be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The free kite flying event will be held from 10 am – 3 pm at Citizens Park III, located at 1060 Banks Mill Road.

1st Annual Mother & Son Ball To Be Held

1st Annual Mother & Son Ball To Be Held

In celebration of Mother’s Day, the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department
presents its 1st Annual Mother & Son Ball. The event will be held Friday, May 12th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Rye Patch Reception Center.

City works to improve renovation incentives for businesses, homeowners

Aiken City Council approved earlier this month the first of two votes to amend City Code to make it easier for owners of historic properties in Aiken to renovate and improve their properties. The vote came during City Council’s April 10 meeting.
Local business owners Det and Lyanne Haislip, owners of the True Value Hardware on Laurens Street in Aiken, appeared before City Council in support of the proposed amendment and cheered on its passage. City officials credit the Haislip’s with bringing the tax incentive and all its possibilities to the their attention following their major revitalization f their Downtown commercial property. The couple was unable to take advantage of the credit for their work, but lobbied the City to expand what was possible and help other area property owners make the decision to invest in renovation.