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Shawn Bell, Fountain Inn City Administrator

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the City of Fountain Inn!

Despite some crummy weather this year, I hope you had an opportunity to enjoy some of the festive activities during “Christmas Inn our Town.” It was a jammed packed three to four weeks including the Rudolph Run at Night, the Chamber Parade, the annual tree lighting ceremony, Frozen by the Fountain, Tour of Homes by the Fountain Inn Music Club, craft & food vendors, a trackless train, music performances, and of course our famous carriage rides.

The Younts Center for Performing Arts welcomed guests to World of Glory by the Fountain Inn Chorale, Christmas with the Ball Brothers, and Younts Christmas Cabaret. We are so fortunate to have a facility right here in our own community that presents such high-caliber performances.

As we look towards 2019, make sure to sign up for the City’s newsletter, The Forum, by going to In addition, you can request assistance with City services or report problems, such as potholes, graffiti, broken sidewalks, traffic signal/sign problems, and codes violations right from our website or the by using the smartphone app SeeClickFix.
If you haven’t started participating in our curbside recycling service yet, go to and get signed-up!

Beginning January 1, 2019, the City will no longer pickup waste materials from the curb other than recyclables, garbage, and rubbish (leaves, grass clippings, pine straw, shrubbery, tree limbs, cuttings, weeds, and other vegetative matter). We will no longer pickup bulky waste (large items such as furniture, mattresses, large auto parts, stumps, and other oversized waste); construction & demolition debris (discarded materials generally used or included in the construction of structures including, without limitation, steel, glass, brick, concrete, asphalt roofing material, pipe, gypsum wallboard, wet paint in cans and lumber, from the construction, renovation, or demolition of a structure; and cardboard, paper, plastic, wood, and metal scraps from a construction, renovation, or demolition project); hazardous waste; or white goods (discarded appliances, water heaters, freezers, and other similar domestic and commercial large appliances; scrap metal, copper, and iron; and machinery and equipment).

Also, beginning January 1st, the City will only provide sanitation service to single-family dwellings and small commercial users. We will not pickup waste from commercial users, commercial contractors, or multifamily dwellings, as they will need a commercial container provided by a private hauler.

Greenville County School District plans to break ground on Fountain Inn High School in 2019 and the City plans to break ground on the Woodside Park revitalization this coming year as well.
Shawn Bell is the City Administrator of Fountain Inn. For more information, go to, call 864-862-4421, or email♦

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