During a called meeting on July 2, 2020 at 1pm, Forest Acres City Council voted unanimously to enact Ordinance 2020-14, which mandates use of face coverings in most public spaces. The ordinance goes in to effect on July 6, 2020 at 12:01 am. Forest Acres City Council did not make this decision lightly but felt that it was their duty to protect the public and continue the ongoing efforts to diminish the spread of COVID-19. The City of Forest Acres is cooperating and working with the State of South Carolina, Richland County and our municipal neighbors during this public health emergency. We will continue to utilize the best management practices as they become available.
In light of Governor McMaster's order to close all South Carolina Schools and due to the ongoing concern over the spread of the corona virus, the City of Forest Acres is making the following schedule adjustments:
All Public Meetings are canceled until further notice. This includes all boards, commissions, and foundations. Any Special Called City Council Meetings will be advertised on social media and sent to the media.
All payments for Court, Business Licenses, and Permits will be accepted at their respective locations. Social distancing measure have been put in place and we strongly encourage our customers to mail in their payments and applications.
Building Inspection Services will continue as normal.
All Municipal Court proceedings are postponed until after April 2, 2020.
Jam'n on Forest Concert scheduled for April 4, 2020 is canceled
Forest Acres Festival scheduled for April 25, 2020 is postponed/canceled. We will update this information as it becomes available.
Sanitation Services will continue to operate as normal. If the City has to make any changes to the sanitation routes or schedule, we will update that information through this Facebook Page and the City Website.
Hospitality Tax and Business License late fees have been suspended until June 1, 2020 (Press Release).
Regulations prohibiting banners have been suspended (Press Release).
City Council clarifies Stay-At-Home orders (Press Release).