The Town of South Congaree manages its government process through the council form of government. This allows the mayor and each of the four council members the same voting privileges. Each member of council, including the mayor, serves a four year term. Council meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Town Hall in the Court/Council Chambers.
Elected Officials are:
Mayor Brian Jackson (2016)
Councilwon Lila Gantt (2016)
Councilman Jerry Smith (2016)
Councilman Jay Kates (2018) Mayor Pro Tempore
Councilwoman Leslie Gifford (2018)
Municipal Clerk Melissa Cowan
Clerk of Court Sonja Snowdon
Grant Administrator Sonja Snowdon
Municipal Judge Viola Boatwright
Town Attorney Eric Fosmire
To view the Town's Ordinances please click on the link below:
The Architectural Review Board will have purview over all proposed new developments and all alterations and/or additions (excluding normal maintenance and repair of an internal nature) to existing developments that have a visual impact from the corridor, and which are located on land that lies within the rights-of-way of all commercial and residential corridors within town limits. The boundaries of the Commercial and Residential Zoning will be shown on the official zoning map.
Architectural Review Board Members: Lila Gantt
Chairman Tom Hindman
Member Mike Gordon
Member Jim Lynch
Member Delphin Gantt
Member Andrew Gambrell
The Planning Commission consists of five members appointed by the Town Council for terms of three years. The commission oversees and approves zoning and development within the Town's Commercial and Residential boundaries.
Planing Commission Members: Lila Gantt
Chairman Marty Williams
Member Larry Jackson
Member Gregory Wilson
Zoning Board of Appeals
Anyone who wishes to appeal a decision made by the above Planning Commision must first file the appropriate paperwork at Town Hall and pay any fees involved. The Zoning Board of Appeals will then meet to reconsider all sides and make a decision based upon facts presented at the meeting. the Zoning Board of Appeals ONLY deals with ZONING issues.
Zoning Board of Appeals Members: Lila Gantt
Chairperson Kitty Spires
Member Walter Boatwright
Member Lee Dykes
Member Jean Wilson
Member Eddie Enfinger
The Finance Committee serves the Town Council on any financial matter of the town. Its members are made up of two citizens chosen by Council, one Council member selected by Council and the Mayor/Mayor Pro Tem. Muncipal Clerk as a non voting member by virtue of their office.
Finance Committee Members: Jay Kates
Chairman Stokely Cox
Member Jeff Boatwright
Member John Beerman
Member Barbara Sox
The Events Committee will be involved in planning and promoting the annual Christmas parade and holiday events along with any other town sponsored exhibits, fairs, shows and activities.
Events /ParadeCommittee Members: Jerry Smith
The Lexington County Election Commission handles all Town Elections.