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Meetings are at 6:15pm, the second Monday of every two months, at Emily Douglas or Sims Park.  Visit the Neighborhood Council page for date and location of the next meeting.



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Open Streets Columbia - April 22 from 1-4pm on Devine St.

Open Streets is a family-friendly event to transform the street into a car-free open space to enjoy physical activity and community. Last year, 37 local businesses and organizations hosted activities for more than 500 attendees. See the attached flyer or our website for more details about the program. Mary Roe (former Shandon president) is also on the planning team.


Proposed Revisions to Neighborhood Council Bylaws

The Shandon Neighborhood Council has proposed revisions to the Neighborhood Council Bylaws.  The revisions will be presented during the Neighborhood Council Annual Plenary meeting on March 12, 2018.  The meeting begins at 6:15pm at Heyward Street (formerly Wesley Memorial) Methodist Church at 2501 Heyward St. 

When they are available you can view the proposed revised Bylaws by clicking on the link in the bar on the left which says "Neighborhood Council", then scrolling down the page and clicking on the link under "Bylaws," then clicking on the link at the top that says "Please view the proposed changes to these by-laws". (word document download)."   


37th Annual Turkey Trot - November 17, 2018

Get excited, the 37th Annual Shandon Turkey Trot is Saturday November 17, 2018!!  This 8k road race and 4k fun run/walk will start at 8:00am at Hand Middle School, located on the corner of Woodrow and Duncan Streets.  A map of the race route is planned for the newsletter and is included again with this post.  You can sign up online at or at Hand Middle School the morning of the race.  Even if you are not a runner or walker, we encourage you to take part in this very special Shandon tradition by signing up as a volunteer or sponsor, or simply standing along the race route to cheer on the runners and walkers.


Homes for the Holidays Tour!

The 2018 annual Shandon/Hollywood-Rose Hill Homes for the Holidays Tour is scheduled for Sunday, December 2nd! 

We will have some great homes to tour and enjoy.  Proceeds benefit our four local area schools: Dreher High School, Hand Middle School, Rosewood Elementary School and A.C. Moore Elementary School; as well as Shandon and Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood projects. 

Tickets may be purchased online from October 1 through December 1 at


Underground Utilities Information

The City of Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission has passed a proposal that the City set aside money from the franchise fee with SCE&G for the sole purpose of putting utilities in Columbia underground.  The Commission is looking for groups/individuals around Columbia to support the proposal.

Jack McKenzie, with the Commission, has provided the information and links below.  On behalf of the Commission, he is eager to obtain any and all feedback whether you would like further information, would like to support the proposal or have suggestions/criticisms.  You can contact Mr. McKenzie at 252-0500.

Below is SCE&G’s page on undergrounding.  Mr. McKenzie said to make sure and read the last paragraph which shows there is already a system set up, the City just needs to participate.  

Below is the franchise agreement between the City and SCE&G.  Mr. McKenzie states the relevant sections are Section 4 and Section 11.  It is his understanding that Non-Standard Service and Franchise Fee are interchangeable.

Below is the City of Greenville residential line program.  Mr. McKenzie states this same money is being used now for major roadways.

Below is an article on the major undergrounding project going on right now in Hilton Head.