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Simpsonville Sentinel

Upcoming events in Mauldin -
See the Cultural Center events and the City of Mauldin calendar.

Mauldin City Government works closely with the Mauldin Chamber of Commerce.
Visit their website for events and other information as well.

The Latest News

December 12, 2018

New addition to the Mauldin Cultural Center Art Trail

December 5, 2018

Mauldin is growing!   Annexations on Ashmore Bridge, Standing Sprins, Smith Hines

October 29, 2018

Mauldin names new City Administrator - Brandon Madden

September 7, 2018

Public Works Director released by Mauldin

August 21, 2018

Annexation along I-185 near Log Shoals Road.

May 28, 2018 - The Mauldin City Memorial Day Ceremony

Today's Ceremony honoring America's fallen heroes included this moving speech
by the Reverend Carl McCluney, of the New Harvest Ministries.
The Reverend Carl McCluney has served in the United States Air Force.
We are honored by his permission to let us reprint it here.

As we assemble today honoring our nation’s finest,
the brave men and women of our Armed Forces
who while serving abroad in combat or preparation drills for combat
They’ve faced the ultimate price for the freedoms we share ...

Today we share in the moral obligation and responsibility
        of remembering each of them,
as flags wave in the winds of freedom,
        tears and stories are shared with families and friends,
the solemn sound of taps still echoes in many hearts
        yet our blue skies are the constant reminder
that amongst the continual world threat our freedom still rings.
From the graves of Arlington and all veteran cemeteries,
        to the local grave sites where the families
        have chosen to keep love ones close to home,
        finally to those whose remains cannot be found,

For that we gather,
Let us forever remember the fallen, for their Fight for Freedom ...
Let us forever remember their families, for their adjustments to absence ...
Let us forever remember our freedom, for its Equality for Everyone.

Freedom is never free, but comes with high cost,
Freedom is not for a selected few,
Freedom is for all races, all colors, all national origins,
Freedom comes without discrimination.

I close with words of John F. Kennedy:
        "A Nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces
        But also by the men it honors, the men it remembers"

May 7, 2018 -

Mauldin City Council discusses regulation of AirBnBs

April 10, 2018 -

Mauldin growth doubles, likely to double again

Mauldin - One of the Best Cities to Jumpstart Your Career

Mauldin residential-home building boom

March 28, 2018 -

$100M Mauldin Development Planned

December 15, 2017 -

Unveiling of "We Are All One" - the latest piece to join the Cultural Center's Art Walk
See the Cultural Center Arts website for more information.

                                                                        The artist (in red jacket) and her family

December 2, 2017 -

The 2017 Christmas parade - we hope you enjoyed it.

November 11, 2017 -

A Veteran is someone who makes America a safe place - so much so that some never realize how necessary that is.

"A Veteran is someone who at some point in his life made a check payable to 'The United States of America' for an amount 'up to and including his life.'"

October 25, 2017 -

City Administrator Trey Eubanks                 Mr. Brandon Grooms
                                    Councilman Scott Crosby             Fire Chief Bill Stewart
                                Chair, Public Safety Committee

Mr. Brandon Grooms, with Colonial Pipeline, presented a check for $4,800 to the Mauldin Fire Department.   This generous donation will help update our air monitoring capabilities for hazardous materials situations.

Colonial Pipeline is a great community partner and an active member of the Greenville County Local Emergency Planning Committee.

September 29, 2017 -

Mauldin seeks builder for new downtown at City Center

September 28, 2017 -

Rhoda and Scott at the 2017 Mauldin Chamber of Commerce Memberfest.

September 20, 2017 -

Meeting today
    held by the Mauldin Chamber of Commerce
          and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Here is some of the information presented by the state Chamber
... There is clearly a lot of room for improvement.

September 19, 2017 -

Greenville News reports on Mauldin's development of its City Center

Mauldin makes the list:   the "Top 100 Best Places to Live"

September 15, 2017 -

The Mauldin Cultural Center is getting a major makeover

September 9-10, 16-17, 2017 -

Possibly my favorite time of year at the Mauldin Cultural Center - the Train show!

Over 4800 visitors total for both weekends! See the Chamber's video.

August 29, 2017 -

Mauldin's CenterPoint to be developed by Phil Hughes
- an "urban village" - featured in The Upstate Business Journal

August 20, 2017 -

Mauldin set to pass 4 month moratorium on building in City Center

The Mauldin City Center Master Plan

August 1, 2017 -

Marriott Courtyard five-story hotel comes to Mauldin!

July 25, 2017 -

Last week I spent Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the annual conference held by the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC). There were a lot of very good classes and talks to help us learn to be better at serving on the City Council. But one really struck home with emphasis: Law Enforcement Challenges, presented by Attorney and former LEO Lance LoRusso. After hearing him speak, I bought copies of two of his books, When Cops Kill, and Blue News. These look like great books and real eye-openers, which I have already started reading.

As Mauldin City Council's Chair of its Public Safety Committee, I am learning how important it is to be prepared for the legal issues surrounding the actions of our police force, and also how to act after an incident - particularly with regard to communications with the media and news reporting.

Look for more reporting on this and other MASC classes, as I can find the time to write about them.

May 29, 2017 -

Mauldin honors those who gave all - Memorial Day, 2017

May 26, 2017 -

GE presents a check for $5,000 to Mayor Dennis Raines, for new equipment for the Mauldin Fire Department.

May 13, 2017 -

The 2017 South Carolina Republican Convention

SCGOP 2017 Convention program   front cover   and our page inside

With fellow Convention delegate Esther Wagner
    - long-time member and officer of the Golden Strip Republican Womens' Club

April 22, 2017 -

The 2017 Greenville County GOP Convention
Program front-cover: and center-page:

March 15, 2017 -

MP Husky bringing 50 new jobs to Mauldin

March 1, 2017 -

Ribbon Cutting at the Bon Thai Restaurant on Miller Road, with
owner Kula, her husband, staff, and Mauldin Chanber of Commerce CEO Pat Pomeroy

See the full set of photos.

February 28, 2017 -

Ribbon Cutting at The Meadows Memory Care on Holland Road

Talking with the manager and the owner of The Meadows

February 18, 2017 -

Verizon expansion in Mauldin - $3.5M, 260 new jobs

February 16, 2017 -

The groundbreaking ceremony for the BB&T mortgage banking center coming to Mauldin
- 600 jobs, and 140,000 sq.ft. building costing $30m,
- located at Millport, East Butler Road and I-385

also stories here, here, and here
Excerpt from the Simpsonville Sentinel -
BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) held a groundbreaking ceremony on February 16 for a 140,000-square-foot mortgage servicing center at 825 E. Butler Road in Mauldin, S.C. The new $30 million building will accommodate more than 600 BB&T associates who work primarily in administrative, back office and support functions. BB&T expects to complete construction and move into the facility by the end of the fourth quarter. The mortgage servicing and other operations are currently located at 301 College St. in Greenville.

December 21, 2016 -

David Dyrhaug comes to Mauldin as city planner - see also this story

December 15, 2016 (posted January 30, 2017) -

from the GCRA website -

GCRA and the City of Mauldin SC Government were thrilled to celebrate the official kickoff of the site clearance and infrastructure phase for Miller Place Court, which will be the home of 18 units of affordable rental housing at the corner of Miller and Old Mill Roads.

The groundbreaking ceremony, which took place December 15th at the corner of Old Mill and Miller Rds., had over a dozen officials in attendance. including Mauldin Mayor Dennis Raines and County Council members Fred Payne and Liz Seman, Mauldin City Council member Scott Crosby, and City Administrator Trey Eubanks. The groundbreaking also featured Countybank, as the primary financer of the nine duplex project and special recognition to LS3P Associates Ltd. for the design.

The nine duplexes located on over two acres will provide affordable housing for 18 families in a mixed income community. The three bedroom two bath units will range from $600-$800 per month.

“In Greenville County, affordable housing for working families is in tremendous need, and families will be able to stay here in Greenville County and afford where they live,” Stan Wilson, GCRA Executive Director said. “We plan to do something like this in other communities as well.”

The next phase for the development is infrastructure improvement, to be completed by Raby Construction and is set to open in 2018.

December 8, 2016 -

At the Greenville County GOP Christmas Party
- Scott, State Rep. Garry Smith, Rhoda, Bruce Belfield

December 5, 2016 -

See Scott's speech presentation notes.

October 24, 2016 -

The 2016 Furman University U.S. Senate & House Debate,

Rhoda, Congressman Trey Gowdy, Scott

Rhoda, Scott, Senator Tim Scott

October 20, 2016 -

The 2016 Greenville County Republican Party Bronze Elephant Dinner,
at the Poinsett Club

Scott and Rhoda with the guest speaker, Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

October 6, 2016 -

Mauldin Fire Department - A retirement, and a promotion

The Mauldin Fire Department met to honor two of its own:

Bud Greer, a volunteer fireman, retiring after fifty years - half a century - of service to Mauldin residents.

Eric Lutz, newly promoted to Lieutenant, here shown with his wife, children, and parents.

Keeping with tradition, Lieutenant Lutz' son pins on the new rank insignia.

September 29, 2016 -

Mauldin Cultural Center gets grant for more renovations

July 15, 2016 -

Awarded Certificate for completion of studies in municipal operation and responsibilities of an elected offical by MASC

July 13th, 2016 -

Mauldin's credit rating goes up two levels to Aa2 - just one level below the top!

July 9th, 2016 -

Mauldin - ranked 29th in U.S. cities to retire to, and best in the Upstate

June 16th, 2016 -

Mauldin has a new Public Works Director - Gary Woodson

May 30th, 2016 -

Mauldin honors those who gave all - Memorial Day, 2016

March 3rd, 2016 -

"Mauldin is Ours!"
NextHS students present strategies to Mauldin officials

- Click here to see their presentation

February 24th, 2016 -

Listening to residents
- Initiated action leading to new speed bumps for neighborhood safety

January 4th, 2016 -

Swearing in for my second term, with wife Rhoda
by Judge Angela Martin

November 3rd, 2015 - Re-elected!

Thanks to all of our supporters! My sincere and heartfelt "Thank-you" to those who helped by letting other folks know who I am, where I stand on the issues, and what I have done in my first term as a City Councilman, and thank-you to all those who voted for me!

I strongly believe it is my responsibility to work for you as your representative in the City government, and in my first four years I worked with that intent on every issue. That will continue to be my mandate for the next four years.

Check out my two commentaries (also listed at left):
Honorable Politicians and Citizen Politicians .

August 4th, 2015 -

New Development in Mauldin

July 29th, 2015

Running for re-election to the Mauldin City Council

2015 re-election campaign website C. Scott Crosby . com

May 19th, 2015 -

Mauldin adopts Hazard Mitigation Plan

March 11th, 2015 -

Mauldin City Councilman Scott Crosby and State Rep. Garry Smith at the State House

October 12th, 2014 -

Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Mauldin City Councilman Scott Crosby

September 9th, 2014

Annexing businesses into Mauldin

March 26th, 2014

-- Working hard to deliver lower taxes and improved services
-- as I promised in my campaign

Reducing impediments to the growth of businesses - and jobs - in Mauldin

Two Year Report: 24 November 2013

It has been two years since I won election to the Mauldin City Council. A lot has happened.

The functions of Mauldin's City government are divided into six areas. Each Councilman is assigned as the Chair of one of six corresponding Council Committees, and is also seated on two other Committees. Assignments are made by the Mayor, with personal preferences noted where possible, and last for two years.

I am the Chair of the Building and Zoning Committee. I began my term with the strategic goal of developing a more business-friendly environment in Mauldin, making it more attractive to business growth. Both smaller and larger neighboring cities are growing and dynamic; it was time for Mauldin to change in that direction as well.

Early in my term the Department Director retired. We initiated some changes in the interim, while looking for a new Director. The Building and Zoning Department was renamed Business and Development Services, and we made several other small changes to begin making the Department the City’s “Showroom”, since it is figuratively the first thing in Mauldin that an incoming businessman will visit. Our new Director has really been great at developing this new view of the Department, and businesses have taken notice of the change.

Our most recent effort is directed towards cleaning up the sign ordinances, making them easier to understand, more consistent, and more business-friendly.

Similarly, as a member of the Economic Development Committee I have worked to attract more businesses into Mauldin. New businesses include start-ups and existing businesses just outside the city limits who ask to be annexed into the City. Mauldin proudly offers response times of less than three minutes from phone call to the arrival of police or fire department personnel; that contrasts to about twenty minutes for those who depend on County resources. For businesses at locations that can opt for annexation by more than one city, Mauldin offers lower taxes and generally cheaper rates on other services as well.

Also as part of that Committee, I have helped to set the strategic, long-term, future development of Mauldin. This will hopefully include a more family-friendly town “center”, which we are pursuing through private investment in combination with the City’s investment in supporting infrastructure: i.e., with no tax increases.

My third Committee seat is on Budget and Finance. All three Committee members are fiscally very frugal, and have kept a tight budget with no tax increases, while also maintaining city equipment and services. Mauldin has an excellent credit rating, and maintains a fund reserve greater than that required by law. A balanced budget is also required by law, but in both of the past two years we have spent less money than planned, due in no small part to City employees’ careful restraint on expenses.

Taxes have not increased in my first two years. The tax situation includes three primary areas where the City can focus its efforts.

First, the City has found no need to raise property millage tax rates, or indeed, raise rates for any kinds of taxes at all. The conservative budgeting mentioned previously made this possible.

Second, the separate rates for special services have not increased. Unfortunately, this may change for one area in the near future: sewage costs are driven by expanding EPA mandates. However, even in that regard we are working to minimize any fee increases. Mauldin’s sewage fees are presently the lowest of any of the six cities in the County, as well as the County itself. Even with the estimated increase, Mauldin’s sewage fees will remain the lowest. Also helping to contain costs, Mauldin has been gradually upgrading its sewage system over the past decade, minimizing the need for future maintenance. Several other cities – with fees already exceeding Mauldin’s – face substantial increases to cover the growing maintenance needs of systems that were ignored for too long.

Third, the City is working to prevent imposition of higher property millage rates by the County. The County recently inherited an overspent (if not yet bankrupt) budget when it assumed the responsibilities of the County Recreation Commission. The County’s initial intentions were to raise taxes for residents of Mauldin and three other cities. We are working to resolve this issue amicably and to the benefits of all sides. But the County’s proposed taxation appears to be illegal, and litigation remains an unfortunate possibility.

Being a successful City Councilman requires working jointly with five other Councilmen and the Mayor. Nothing happens without a majority of votes. The lessons learned from working in such an environment are a prerequisite to success. I am pleased with our Council’s accomplishments, the rapport among all seven members of Council, the development of the City of Mauldin in my first two years, and with my contribution to the progress of that development.

-- Scott

July 25th, 2013 -

Mauldin City Councilman Scott Crosby and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott

Working to save money for Mauldin and its employees

Voting to save Mauldin money,
and hiring a new manager for Business Development and Services

Repealing the $45 Public Works fee

January 3rd, 2012 -

Mauldin City Council Swearing-In

Swearing in of new Mauldin City Councilman Scott Crosby
by neighbor Rev. James Williams, and with wife Rhoda

                        Scott Crosby     Dennis Raines     Bob Cook     Larry Goodson

8 November 2011 -

Thanks to all our supporters -- We won!

Mauldin City Council election results

2011 Election Campaign Card

See what was said about candidate Scott Crosby in the links below.

Mauldin Tribune-Times, Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Candidate Forum Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 Video (2 hours)

Candidate Forum Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 News Report

On Facebook: Scott Crosby For Mauldin City Council Seat Four

Interview with Jim Lee on the Palmetto Conservative Show

Interview with the Mauldin Patch, July 28th, 2011

From the Minutes of a Redistricting Hearing, April 2011

Audio recording from a Redistricting Hearing, April 2011

Delegate to the South Carolina State GOP Convention

Supported Trey Gowdy in his election as our Congressman

Quoted in the Wall Street Journal on October 23rd, 2006
"Governmental impositions and controls are destructive and wrong, as evil and as lacking in virtue as the actions of any dictator. Forget chasing backdated options. Brand the anti-capitalist regulators and lawmakers for what they are: guilty of assault on individual success, freedom and America itself, as it was, still is to some degree and ought to be."

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