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TOWN OF HEATH SPRINGS, SOUTH CAROLINA

103 Duncan Street | P.O. Box 100
Heath Springs, SC 29058

Phone:  803-273-2066 | Fax:  803-273-3478

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"Heath Springs for the Holidays"

It's that time again!  Christmas is just around the corner and we're gearing up for a FANTASTIC tree lighting ceremony and festivities! Please join us!

Get to know our southern comfort and charm

Our Town

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Located in Lancaster County, South Carolina just 40 minutes south of Charlotte, NC, and just an hour north of Columbia, SC, the Town of Heath Springs has been in existence for more than 200 years.  With a population of just under 500 residents, we pride ourselves on maintaining the hospitality of a small Southern town while striving to improve the future for all of our residents.


In the early 1800s, the Hanging Rock Mineral Spring became well-known for its “healing, bubbling springs” and in the 1850s, the Hanging Rock Mineral Springs Inn began attracting people from many areas seeking the healthful mineral spring waters. Though Sherman’s soldiers destroyed the inn, the area around the spring, known as the Heath Spring after its new owner, had begun to grow, and eventually a post office originally called the Heath Spring Post Office was established. Later a business firm from Lancaster opened in the area—the Heath, Springs and Company, and in 1890, the town of Heath Springs was incorporated, and the post office soon changed its name to Heath Springs Post Office.



Your Government

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The Town of Heath Springs has a total population of 987 and was first incorporated in 1890.  The Town is governed by a Mayor-Council form of government.  Most functions of Town government are administered at Heath Springs Town Hall which is located at 103 Duncan Street.


The Town Council consists of 5 members elected at large and includes the Mayor who oversees all meetings.  Elections are held the second Tuesday of July and are non-partisan.  


TOWN COUNCIL 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Regular Council meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  The public is encouraged and welcome to attend. 


Eddie Moore, Mayor

PO Box 388

Heath Springs, SC 29058

803-273-9938 (h)

843-337-1816 (c)


Iva Lee Drakeford, Mayor Pro Tem

PO Box 171

Heath Springs, SC 29058

843-337-2812 (h)

803-287-7480 (c)

ivadrakeford2015@gmail.com


Peggy Bowers, Councilwoman

P. O. Box 641

Heath Springs, SC 29058

803-246-1415 (c)

plbowers@comporium.net


Joey Plyler, Councilman

P. O. Box 609

Heath Springs, SC  29058

803-287-8677

hsfirefighter@gmail.com


Tameka Morrow, Councilwoman

P.O. Box 100

Heath Springs, SC 29058

Phone:  803.273-2066

councilm18@outlook.com.  


Jason Truesdale, Town Administrator

P. O. Box 100

Heath Springs, SC  29058

Phone: 803.273.2066





If you would like to speak with the Town Administrator  or any member of the Town Council, please contact us at 803-273-2066.



HOLIDAYS OBSERVED

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Easter (Monday)

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

Day after Christmas


The Ann S. Taylor Municipal Building will close for each of these holidays. Sanitation route will continue as normal unless Christmas Day falls on Tuesday. All route schedule change will be printed on water bill noti

Town Services

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The day-to-day operations of the Town of Heath Springs are managed by the Town Clerk and supervised by the Town Administrator.  Main offices for the Town of Heath Springs are located just off Main Street at 103 Duncan Street.  The Town phone number is 803-273-2066  Departments, programs, and services of the Town include:


  • Town Clerk
    The Town Clerk serves as clerk to the Town Council, serves as the main office manager for the Town, and handles all accounts payable/receivables, human resources and serves as the collections department for the Town including billing and collections for water, sewer, and business license fees.
     
  • Law Enforcement
    The Town of Heath Springs receives police protection from the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. 
     
  • Fire Department
    The Town of Heath Springs receives fire protection from the Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department which is located adjacent to Town Hall at 103 Duncan Street.  The department has 12 volunteers.  The Lancaster County Fire Service provides oversight of all County volunteer departments and provides funding assistance for new equipment and training.
     
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Lancaster County EMS operates a station in Heath Springs at 309 Hart Street and provides emergency medical assistance to Town of Heath Springs residents.
     
  • Water & Wastewater
    The Town of Heath Springs owns and operates water and wastewater facilities.  The Town handles all billing for these services and has contractual agreements to oversee the maintenance and operation of these facilities.  Residential and commercial customers can receive service and pay bills at the Ann S. Taylor Municipal Building located at 103 Duncan Street. Bills are generated and mailed the final week of each month. Payment is due by the 12th with a late fee (10% of billed amount) assessed on the 13th. If the 12th falls on a weekend or holiday, payment will be accepted the next business day without penalty. Cut off is on the 20th of each month. If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, cut off will resume on the next business day
     
  • Maintenance Department
    Maintains Town facilities and assists in the welfare of town related issues.  
     
  • Sanitation Department
    Provides garbage pickup for residents each week on Tuesdays. Residents should check their monthly water bill for important updates to any route changes.  Route changes normally occur if there is a threat of severe or inclement weather or the Christmas Holiday.  We will do our best to notify residents of any last minute changes via our Facebook page and the Town website.


  • Leaf and Limb Service - Contracted The Town has leaf and limb pickup on the 2nd and 4th week of each month. There is no designated day at this time but preparing on Saturday for the week's pick up would be a safe call at this time.  

 

  • Parks & Recreation
    Parks and recreation programs and services are contracted through the Lancaster County Parks & Recreation Department.  The Town of Heath Springs owns and maintains several parks in the community.
     
  • Economic Development
    Recruitment of new business and industry and programs and services for existing industry are provided to the Town through a partnership with the Lancaster County Department of Economic Development Department (LCDED).  


For more information about Town programs and services, call 803-273-2066.

Recreation & Events

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The top event sponsored by the Town each year is the annual 4th of July Parade & Celebration on Main Street.  The event attracts dozens of vendors and hundreds of visitors each year.


The 1st Annual Heath Springs Health & Wellness Fair received a great response in April 2019 with close to 30 vendors and hundreds of attendees!


The Town of Heath Springs  operates several parks within the Town limits for the recreation and enjoyment of its residents.  


In addition, there are several historic sites nearby and Andrew Jackson State Park is within a 20-minute drive of the Town.  You can learn more about Andrew Jackson State Park by visiting their website at: https://southcarolinaparks.com/andrew-jackson


The Town's parks include:  


  • Heath Springs Picnic and Walking Track, 5384 Kershaw Camden Hwy, . 5 acres. Facilities: Picnic shelter, lighted 1/5 mile asphalt walking track, historical site with boardwalk, and nature areas. Call 803-273-2066 for picnic shelter reservations.
     
  • Heath Springs Ballfields, 107 S. College Street. 4 acres. Facilities: One lighted adult softball field and one unlighted youth baseball field.
     
  • LT Reeves Basketball Court, 100 Reeves Street. 1 acre. Facilities: One unlighted basketball court.
     
  • Heath Springs Town Park, 102 Duncan Street. 2 acres. Facilities: Two lighted tennis courts, playground, and picnic area.
     
  • Heath Springs Soccer and Ballfield, 162 Solar Road. 3 acres. Facilities: One multi-purpose field supports one unlighted soccer and one unlighted youth ball field. 


  • Heath Springs Train Depot  Located at 101 Duncan St. Spacious with an upper and lower level, refrigerator, men and women's restrooms, 10 6 ft rectangular tables and 50 cushioned chairs. Rental is for the entire day for $200 with a $100 refund eligibility.  Contact the Town Clerk to book your event today!  

Latest News

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Town Council Regular Meeting is Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Ann S. Taylor Municipal Building, 103 Duncan St.



SUBBIES of Heath Springs is now open!  Located at 113-B N. Main St. owned and operated by Will and Brooke Cauthen. 


The Strip at Heath Springs is now open! Located at 113-C N. Main St.  Bringing an entire new meaning to dragstrip racing!


Heath Springs Pizzeria is open and located at 111-A N. Main St. The BEST PIZZA WITHIN A 50 MILE RADIUS! And offering more than just pizza. 


 


Dementia Support Group 

Sponsored by MSA Hospice of Camden, SC is held the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Meeting Room at the Ann S. Taylor Municipal Building.  For questions or additional information, contact Robbie Robinson, LMSW, at 803-432-1195.


Local Student Attends Heath Springs Town Council Meeting...click to read more ...https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/hse%E2%80%99s-1st-student-leaders-drop-heath-springs-council-meeting


Former Heath Springs Mayor Ann Taylor Honored For Over 40 Years of Service...

For the full story, click here.


Retiring Heath Springs Town Clerk Thee Baker Is Honored

Click here for the full story.

Economic Development

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In 2008, the Town joined forces with Lancaster County Government to build a new certified Class A industrial park within the Town limits.  


The 67-acre park has access to the L&C Railroad and has more than 40 available acres.  


Rico Tag became the first tenant in the park in 2009, building a 150,00 sf facility that employs more than 200.  


Visit the Lancaster County Economic Development website at www.lcded.com for more information about business opportunities in the Heath Springs Business Park.

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MASC Annual Meeting July 18-21, 2019, in Greenville, SC

2018-2019 Municipal Association of South Carolina  President Octavia Williams-Blake with Councilwoman Peggy Bowers

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Iva Drakeford, Mayor Pro-Tem (far left) and Mayor, Eddie Moore (2nd from right) with fellow municipal leaders at the Annual Meeting.

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Councilwoman Tameka Morrow (bottom left corner) with fellow municipal leaders at the Annual Meeting.

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When the sun went down, the beautiful lights came on in Greenville (Annual Meeting - photo by Councilwoman Tameka Morrow).

Heath springs health & wellness fair

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The first annual Heath Springs Health Fair on April 27th was a huge success with more than 400 participants and more than 40 vendors in attendance.   


The Activities Committee would like to thank all of our sponsors for supporting the Health Fair and we will make it even bigger and better next year!

Upcoming Events

September 14

2019 Heath Springs for the Holidays Meeting

9:00 a.m.

Ann S. Taylor Municipal Building Meeting Room

+ Event Details

September 14

2019 Heath Springs for the Holidays Meeting

We invite you to attend our first meeting to begin the planning stages for the 2019 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and festivities slated for NOVEMBER 24, 2019. Your input is welcome! Hope to see you here!

9:00 a.m.

Ann S. Taylor Municipal Building Meeting Room

The Historic Heath Springs Train Depot

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Rent for your next event!

The historic Heath Springs Train Depot is available for rent for private parties and events. Spacious with an upper and lower level, refrigerator, men and women's restrooms, 10 6 ft rectangular tables and 50 cushioned chairs. Rental is for the entire day for $200 with a $100 refund eligibility.  Contact the Town Clerk to book your event today! 

"Skye" is the Town of Heath Springs' newest K-9 resident! She comes to us as a public art project "Paws on Parade" from the Lancaster County Council of the Arts. The project offers the opportunity for greater tourism, destination marketing and positive publicity for the project and their sponsors. We hope Skye will bring vibrancy, foot traffic and joy to onlookers in the community!

Find out more about LCCA

Forms

Business License - The Town of Heath Springs requires for every person engaged or intending to engage in any calling, business, occupation or profession, in whole or in part, within the limits of the Town, to be required to pay a license tax for the privilege of doing business and obtain a business license. The license runs May 1 - April 30 each year.  Contact the Town Clerk for additional information.

2019-2020 Business License Application (docx)

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Business License Information (docx)

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Business License Renewal (docx)

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Employment Application (docx)

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Town of Heath Springs

103 Duncan Street, Heath Springs, South Carolina 29058, United States

Mailing Address: PO BOX 100 Heath Springs, SC 29058-0100 Phone:803.273.2066 Fax:803.273.3478 Town Hall Hours: M-F 8-12, 1-5 Council Meets: 3rd Tue, 7 p.m.

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