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The City of Johnsonville has issued an “Invitation to Bid” to general contractors interested in bidding on the construction of a new 7,236 square foot municipal complex.  The building will be located at 117 E. Broadway Street and will house city administration offices, a council chamber/courtroom and an emergency operations center.

The deadline to submit bids is Tuesday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. and there is a non-mandatory pre-bid meeting on Tuesday, August 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the current City Hall located at 111 W. Broadway Street.

Digital bid packages may be obtained from Rett Harbeson of Johnson, Laschober & Associates, 1296 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901.  Call 706-724-5756 or email Rett at  There is a refundable plan deposit of $300.

General Contractors must submit bid packages to Johnsonville City Hall, 111 W. Broadway Street, Johnsonville, SC 29555, Attn: David Mace, Downtown Development Director.

In order to submit bids, contractors are required to have a General Contractor’s License Unlimited and Performance and Payment bonds for one hundred percent of contract price. 

The awarded contractor must have a Certificate of Insurance showing workers compensation insurance for general contractor and sub-contractors as required by the bid documents.

Johnsonville City Council passed a second reading of an ordinance for an installment purchase revenue bond (IPRB) with BB&T at its meeting on Tuesday, August 6.  The bond allows the City to finance up to $2.1 million for the construction of the municipal complex including design fees, site work, furnishings and equipment.

The City of Johnsonville hopes to break ground on the project in October and complete construction next summer.

The full “Invitation to Bid” is available at



6-27-2019 The Lake City Housing Authority has donated a wooden gazebo to the City of Johnsonville.  The City placed the gazebo near the boat ramp at Odell Venters Landing for public use.

Johnsonville Police Chief Ron Douglas acquired the gazebo and volunteered to replace some of the railings and stain the woodwork.

Odell Venters Landing , statue of General Francis Marion, the park shelter and the gazebo are maintained by the City of Johnsonville Streets and Sanitation Department.

Johnsonville voters defeated a proposal to reduce the size of City Council from six seats to four in a referendum held Tuesday, June 25.  The unofficial results show 93 residents voted “no” and only 25 voted in favor of reducing the council size.

 “With the Mayor and two Councilmen not running for re-election in November, we saw this as a good time to reduce the size of council if the citizens wanted,” commented City Administrator Jim Smith.  

 “Also, with that many races for open seats, the election will cost the taxpayers in the City of Johnsonville over $10,000 this November,” Smith added.

 In the past, there has not been a lot of interest in running for Council seats.  Smith hopes citizens who strongly opposed the reduction, will step up and run for office.

 The filing period will begin in August for candidates wishing to run for Johnsonville City Council or Mayor.

 “The voters have spoken, and we do not see a downside either way,” Smith concluded.



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