Town Council Members
Rev. Jasper Lloyd
John D. Ellis
Robert M. Rodgers, Mayor Pro tem
Otis Yeldell, Jr.
2016 Council Meeting Schedule
Regular meetings are held on the 1st Monday unless there is a denoted (**) change. All meetings are held in Town Council Chambers at 5:30 p.m., 400 Main Street, Edgefield SC (Rear Entrance).
Monday, February 1
Monday, March 7
Monday, April 4
Monday, May 2
Monday, June 6
Wednesday, July 6**
Monday, August 1
Wednesday, September 7**
Monday, October 3
Monday, November 7
Monday, December 5
Wednesday, January 4, 2017**
2016 Town of Edgefield Holidays
Friday, March 25 (Good Friday)
Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)
Monday, July 4 (Independence Day)
Monday, September 5 (Labor Day)
Friday, November 11 (Veterans Day)
Thursday, November 24-Friday, November 25 (Thanksgiving)
Friday, December 23-Tuesday, December 27 (Christmas)
Friday, December 30-Monday, January 2 (New Year's)
Monday, January 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or Employee's Birthday
Edgefield Town Council Meeting
Wednesday, February 6, 2017
5:30 P. M. -- Council Chambers - Rear Entrance
Police and Emergency
Utilities, Permits & Notifications
Edgefield County Water & Sewer 803-637-301
SC Electric & Gas (SCE&G) 803-275-2534
Aiken Electric Cooperative (803) 637-3189
Solid Waste Authority 803-275-5345
Town of Edgefield Building Permits & Signs 803-637-4014
Septic Tank Permits 803-637-4035
Burn Notification 800-688-5584
Edgefield County School District 803-275-4061
Douglas Elementary School 803-275-1752
Johnston Elementary School 803-275-1755
Merriwether Elementary School 803-279-9993
W. E. Parker Elementary School 803-637-4020
JET Middle School 803-275-1997
Merriwether Middle School 803-279-2511
Fox Creek High School 803-613-9435
Strom Thurmond High School 803-275-1768
Strom Thurmond Technology & Career Center 803-275-1767
Piedmont Technical College 803-637-5388
Wardlaw Academy 803-275-4794
Hospitals & Medical Services
Edgefield County Hospital 803-637-3174
Area Agency on Aging 803-637-5326
Aiken Regional Medical Center 803-641-5000
Department of Social Services (DSS) 803-637-4040
Doctors Hospital (Augusta)
Edgefield Medical Clinic 803-637-3146
Edgefield Mental Health 803-637-5788
Peachtree Medical Center 803-637-3630
Self Regional Hospital (Greenwood) 864-725-4111
Georgia Regents Health System (Augusta) 706-721-0211
University Hospital (Augusta) 706-722-9011
History & Travel Information
If you're new to the area, here is some information on utilities and trash collection that will help you navigate the terrain. Be sure to visit our Important Phone Numbers & Links along with the Explore Edgefield section so you can really get to know your new home!
Depending on your location, electricity and natural gas are provided either by SCE&G or by Aiken Electric Cooperative. Telephone service is provided by AT&T. Cable service is provided by Northland Cable in Greenwood. However, many residents choose a satellite television service such as DIRECTV or Dish Network. Water service is provided by the Edgefield County Water and Sewer Authority. You can find numbers for all of these utilities on our Important Numbers page.
All recyclables must be clean and uncontaminated and placed in the blue roll carts. Recyclables are collected town-wide the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Yes: Aluminum and steel (tin) cans
Yes: Corrugated cardboard boxes, beverage cartons, food container boxes, shoe boxes, etc.
No: Waxed boxes
Yes: Newspapers with inserts, magazines, catalogs, and other paper products
Yes: Plastic milk jugs, soft drink containers, all other plastics with a 1 or a 2 symbol on the bottle (cooking oil, peanut butter, etc.). Remove lids, rings, and caps and rinse containers thoroughly.
No: Cardboard milk cartons, juice cartons, egg cartons, or any other plastic container
Garbage Collection System
Depending on your location, your residential garbage is collected on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week. View a map of residential collection days. Commercial roll-carts are collected collected on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Commercial bins are available upon request and for a fee.
Collection is not provided for brown goods (furniture, mattresses, etc.) or white goods (appliances, stoves, refrigerators, etc.). These items must be taken to a convenience center, the closest to town is located past Strom Thurmond High School on S.C. Highway 23.
Limbs, brush and leaves (cellulosic material) CAN NOT be deposited in roll carts or green bin containers. The Town will collect these items curbside provided the materials were not produced by a contractor. Maximum 40 lbs. or less on all leaves, pine straw, and grass cuttings and must be bagged or boxed.
Building Materials or construction debris will not be collected by the Town. No grease, oil, paint or hazardous materials will be collected.
Roger W. Ellis, Fire Chief
402 Main Street
Edgefield, South Carolina 29824
Emergency Dispatch Phone: 911
Business Phone: 803-637-4014
Department type: All Volunteer
Service provided: Firefighting, Search, and Rescue
Organized in 1928, Edgefield Fire Department proudly protects 4,750 people living in an area of 4.1 square miles. The Edgefield Fire Department is located in Edgefield County. We service a various demographic ranging from mobile home communities and rural areas, to densely populated housing developments and high end real estate and commercial properties. Our department is a public department whose members are on a volunteer status.
Ronald A. Carter, Chief of Police
402 Main Street
Edgefield, South Carolina 29824
Emergency Dispatch Phone: 911
Business Phone: 803-637-4060
Department type: Full time
Service provided: Law Enforcement Services
The Edgefield Police Department is dedicated to preserving the peace, protecting residents and their property, enforcing all laws, and detecting and preventing crime. We proudly protects 4,750 people living in an area of 4.1 square miles. The Edgefield Police Department is located in Edgefield County. The Department currently has 9 sworn officers, guided by Chief Ronald A Carter.
David Coleman, Public Works Director
400 Main Street
Edgefield, SC 29824
Full Time Employees: 7
Part Time Employees: 2
Federal Prison Inmate Program: 5-10 full and part time
Public Works is responsible for residential & commercial trash and recyclables pick up along with mosquito spraying, mowing and cleaning all town property (town halls, sidewalks, roads, building facilities, etc...), maintain town recreation facilities, parks, and seasonal decorations (nearly 10,000 lights at Christmas)!
Reroofing of the Public Works Building
The Town of Edgefield is requesting proposals for the removal and replacement of the roof on the Town's Public Works building as stated more specifically in a document located at Edgefield Town Hall, 400 Main Street or on the Town's website titled "Reroofing of the Public Works Building." Proposals will be accepted by mail or email till August 31, 2016 to David Coleman at email@example.com.
Fire and Truck Loan Proposal
The Town of Edgefield's fire department currently provides fire protection and rescue services to an area that includes the Town of Edgefield and several areas outside the Town limits. The area is semi-rural but includes several industries, schools, a federal prison, governmental facilities as well as many residential areas.
Fire protection classification for property located in the service area is regulated by the nationally recognized Insurance Service Office (ISO). ISO mandates that emergency equipment meet high performance standards and when fire trucks reach a certain age and condition they must be replaced.
The purpose of this letter is to notify you that the Town of Edgefield Fire Department has received bids for the purchase of a new fire truck and proposals are being sought to finance the truck. The Town does not have any outstanding debt nor has it had any in recent history.
The Town is seeking to finance the truck at $240,000 over a period of eight years.
Enclosed is a balance sheet from the Town's most recent audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. The unrestricted or unassigned fund balance is $1,306,691. For the last five years the annual budget has averaged around $1,520,280. The Town's accounting firm is Highsmith and Highsmith, LLC located in Travelers Rest, SC. The firm's telephone number is 864-834-3868. If additional information is required please contact the accounting firm or Charlotte Cheatham, Town Clerk at the Town Hall, 400 Main Street, Edgefield SC 29824. The telephone number is 803-637-4014.
If your bank is interested in assisting the Town of Edgefield in this matter, please provide a written proposal for the Town's consideration by September 16, 2016.
Roger Le Duc
Town of Edgefield Public Works Position
The Town of Edgefield has an opening in the Public Works Department for a CDL driver. Applicants must have or be able to obtain a CDL driver’s license within three months of hire date. Applicant must have the capability to perform all public works duties and ability to follow directions. Apply at Edgefield Town Hall, 400 Main Street, Edgefield, SC 29824. The position will remain open till filled. EOE