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City of Fountain Inn's Monthly Newsletter

June 2022

Meetings this Month
Public Hearing for City Budget
June 2nd at 6 pm
300 Wall Street, Fountain Inn

Planning Commission
June 6th at 6 pm
300 Wall Street, Fountain Inn

City Council Meeting
June 9th at 6 pm
300 Wall Street, Fountain Inn

Board of Zoning Appeals
June 20th at 6 pm
300 Wall Street, Fountain Inn

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Or watch the meetings live on our YouTube channel. 
Grant Opportunities

CommunityWorks and the City of Fountain Inn have partnered to create the City of Fountain Inn Relaunch Grant program. This program will allow eligible for-profit and non-profit businesses to apply for up to a $5,000 grant to support business pivots, working capital, rent and mortgage, inventory, utilities, infrastructure development, COVID-19 related marketing expenses, PPE, and more. Businesses and nonprofits must be located within the city limits of Fountain Inn, have ten or fewer employees, and meet several other qualifications, which can be found at https://communityworkscarolina.org/lending/covid-relief/#local-relief

Main Street Improvement Grant Program

Main Street Improvement Grant Program to Revitalize our Historic Downtown!

The mission of Main Street Fountain Inn, a department of the City of Fountain Inn, is to preserve, manage, promote, and enhance the development of Fountain Inn’s historic downtown. The following grants are available to all commercial properties in the Main Street Program area:

Outdoor Expansion and Beautification Grant: The grant provides up to 50% of project costs up to $20,000 in fund reimbursement to commercial properties within the Fountain Inn Main Street Program Area with infrastructure expenses to expand or beautify outdoor space intended for public use.

Façade Improvement Grant: This grant provides up to 50% of project costs up to $10,000 in the fund reimbursement to commercial properties within the Fountain Inn Main Street Program Area to restore or improve to build Facades.

Outdoor Seating and Accessories Grant: This grant provides up to 75% of project costs up to $4,000 in fund reimbursement to commercial properties within the Fountain Inn Main Street Program Area to create vibrant outdoor areas.


Announcements 
The City of Fountain Inn Begins Process for a New Comprehensive Plan.

The Comprehensive Plan will address present and anticipated growth in a manner than ensures Fountain Inn maintains citizens' desired small-town Southern appeal while addressing current needs and development pressures. This Comprehensive Plan is anticipated as a full, ten-year revision, as mandated by the State of South Carolina, rather than a standard five-year data update. A new Future Land Use map to guide development is the primary deliverable desired by the City. 

Learn more about our current Comprehensive Plan.
 
Natural Gas Safety Phone Survey

The City of Fountain Inn’s Natural Gas Department will be conducting a Natural Gas Safety Phone Survey from June 6th to 10th. 

This three-minute call is essential to improve better safety messaging. For questions about the survey please call us at (864) 862-0042 or email us at fing@fountaininn.org.



 

"Fountain Inn: History, Industry & Scenery"
The Fountain Inn area is filled with rich history, booming industry, and gorgeous scenery; The artwork should reflect at least one of these facets of the community. The exhibition will be on display from June 15th - July 15th in the Fountain Inn History Museum Gallery, located at 102 Depot St. Fountain Inn.

Employee Spotlight!
Lori Cooper  - Assistant Director of Public Works 
With 25 years of service to the City of Fountain Inn in Public Works, Lori has dedicated her career to providing every resident with the best quality of life through service. Her dedication to the city's solid waste, utilities, and streets and grounds maintenance guarantees every resident receives these services daily. 

 
Upcoming City Events
In coordination with local businesses, churches, and non-profits, the City of Fountain Inn is excited to host our first Juneteenth Soul Food Festival.

This event will be home to the best food, live music, and spoken word performers in the upstate.

For more information, visit our website!

 

#Joininn on July 2nd for the Fountain Inn Firework Spectacular! Cravin' Melon will be live on Main Street along with great food and family fun.

Included in the festival will be a free kids area with laser tag, inflatable games, and a foam party!

For more information about the event, visit our website!

 

Downtown Fountain Inn is the best place to be on a Friday night! Our Sounds of Summer music series is home to the best local musicians in South Carolina! We are excited to announce that Growler Haus is co-hosting this summer! 

For more information and the entire summer lineup, visit our website!

 

The Fountain Inn Farmers Market is home to the freshest, locally sourced, and sustainable vendors in South Carolina. This year our market is home to over 50 vendors, including 12 farmers!

Our 2022 Farmers Market season will be every Saturday in June - August from 8 am - 12 pm. 

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