Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier July 1, 2018
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July 1, 2018

Have a Safe and Sane July 4th Holiday!
Experience Columbia event listing...
Fireworks Safety Tips from DHEC...
Mosquito Control and Disease Prevention...
Outdoor Food Safety Info from the FDA...

Columbia Water urges residents to be "Water Wise"
Columbia Water customers are encouraged to conserve water during periods of extreme heat. So during these dog days of summer, Columbia Water would like to remind customers to be "Water Wise" to reduce water use and monthly water bills.

Area residents can purchase discounted rain barrels online at

For more information, water-saving tips, or to find out more about looking for leaks at home, see

USC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, July 15, 1-4pm
The public is invited to an open house at the W. Gordon Belser Arboretum. The open house program is held the third Sunday of every month, and features a variety of learning elements in these events.

Contact Gail Wojtowicz at 618 402-8736 or by email or see USC's Department of Biological Sciences W. Gordon Belser Arboretum web page for more information.

Richland County Land Development Manual Public Comment
Richland County is seeking input on a new set of guidelines aimed at protecting water quality and limiting the negative effects construction projects may have on the surrounding environment.

The Land Development Manual establishes minimum standards for engineers, developers, plan reviewers, inspectors, contractors and other parties to abide by during the planning, designing and construction of land development and redevelopment projects in Richland County. The manual specifically targets stormwater issues and puts measures in place to ensure privately built roads meet S.C. Department of Transportation standards.

Richland County is asking the public to review the working document online at Comments will be accepted until Friday July 20.

SFNA General Meeting
Tuesday, August 14, 6:30pm-8pm
The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14 from 6:30pm-8pm at the Sherwood Forest Presbyterian Church on the corner of Wilmot Avenue and Beltline Boulevard. Join us at 6pm to meet and greet your neighbors!

Hayward Harvin, the mayor’s chief of staff, will speak on smart city technology (i.e. like Shotspotter gun discharge detection and sensors on garbage/recycling bins), economic development around town, how the mayor’s involvement with the US Council of Mayors helps the city, and other topics of current interest for the city.

If you have any questions or concerns, or ideas for speakers, please let us know!

SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, August 25, 9:30-11am
Volunteers are invited to participate in the cleanup which is part of the Keep The Midlands Beautiful Adopt-A-Highway program. We will meet at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. We will work from Devine to Rosewood on Kilbourne, then east to Beltline, and finishing at Sherwood Forest Church. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and bring their own gloves.

Please contact Dave Nelson at 803 447-4793 or for information or any questions.

Crier emails
We are making an effort to send out these informational emails around the first of every month to keep neighbors up do date on neighborhood events, and other events and information of interest. It's cheaper and better for the environment not to print and pass out fliers! But we could all probably use the exercise!

If you have information of interest to the neighborhood, please pass it along and we may include it in a future Crier.

Tell your friends and neighbors to subscribe. No membership required, but of course we would like everybody to join! New neighbor? Let us know and we'll send out the welcome wagon.

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Join now for 2018!
Dues are only $20 and are due in January. Pay your dues now online. Or pay at the next general meeting or mail a check to Henry Nechemias, 4 Robin Hood Ct., Columbia, SC 29205 and you will be paid up for 2018!

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