Upcoming Events

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all-day Mighty Moo Festival
Mighty Moo Festival
Jun 15 – Jun 18 all-day
What a great time we always have as the crewmen of the USS Cowpens CVL-25 and CG-63 return for their reunion. We look forward to seeing everyone there for the parade, concerts, and other events.[...]
Jun
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6:00 pm Regular Town Council Meeting @ City Hall
Regular Town Council Meeting @ City Hall
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm
 Regular Town Council Meeting Cowpens Municipal Courtroom 5330 N. Main Street Please see the below attachment pdfs for the upcoming agenda AGENDA 05-16-16 Please see the below attachment pdfs for the Monthly Meeting Minutes Meeting Minutes 4-18-16[...]
Jul
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6:00 pm Regular Town Council Meeting @ City Hall
Regular Town Council Meeting @ City Hall
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm
 Regular Town Council Meeting Cowpens Municipal Courtroom 5330 N. Main Street Please see the below attachment pdfs for the upcoming agenda AGENDA 05-16-16 Please see the below attachment pdfs for the Monthly Meeting Minutes Meeting Minutes 4-18-16[...]
Aug
15
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6:00 pm Regular Town Council Meeting @ City Hall
Regular Town Council Meeting @ City Hall
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm
 Regular Town Council Meeting Cowpens Municipal Courtroom 5330 N. Main Street Please see the below attachment pdfs for the upcoming agenda AGENDA 05-16-16 Please see the below attachment pdfs for the Monthly Meeting Minutes Meeting Minutes 4-18-16[...]
Sep
19
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6:00 pm Regular Town Council Meeting @ City Hall
Regular Town Council Meeting @ City Hall
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm
 Regular Town Council Meeting Cowpens Municipal Courtroom 5330 N. Main Street Please see the below attachment pdfs for the upcoming agenda AGENDA 05-16-16 Please see the below attachment pdfs for the Monthly Meeting Minutes Meeting Minutes 4-18-16[...]

Welcome to the historic Town of Cowpens!

It is our goal to keep you informed and up to date with the activities in the Town and all that we have to offer. We have antiques, restaurants, and history all in one place.

Cowpens strives to be the “Community of Choice” for families and business — embracing the future while respecting our proud heritage and natural environment and promoting our strong sense of community identity.

Contact us anytime at (864) 463-3201.

Hometown Happenings

Our town council hold its regular council meetings the third Monday of each month. The meetings are open to the public.

The Town of Cowpens recently developed this website. We hope that the citizens in the Cowpens area will utilize our website. Also, please “Like Us” on our facebook page.

During our March meeting town council conducted regular business. Town Council voted to award the Cowpens Area Merchants Association funding to conduct their Spring Arts & Antiques on Main.

The Cowpens Police Department responded to 100 calls during February 2016. Officers issued 46 citations and 13 warnings. Ten of the citations were speeding tickets.

The Cowpens Fire Department responded to 25 fire calls during February 2016. Six calls were in town and 19 were in other districts.

In December 2014 Steve Bolin was appointed as our new town administrator. Mr. Bolin has been working diligently and closely with town council to make sure the town is running efficiently and using your tax dollars for the necessary services provided to you.

Roy Logan, our town councilman, along with Eddie Tallon, SC House Representative, made great achievements in getting a new bridge constructed on Old Pacolet Road. Council recently voted to name the bridge the “Representative Eddie Tallon and Councilman Roy Logan Bridge”. The mayor and town council hopes that this new thoroughfare will aid in the safety of our community.

The Cowpens Farmer’s Market has opened for the season. The hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Our hope is that the community will come out and support the local vendors in the market.

Recently, town council passed an ordinance that sanctions summons procedures for ordinance violations related to community improvement. It also has a section for repeat offenders. This ordinance is entitled “Quality of Life/Community Improvement”. A copy can be obtained by visiting our forms page or a copy can be retrieved at town hall.

Congratulations to Teresa Chadwick, Clerk-Treasurer. Teresa received a scholarship through the Municipal Association of South Carolina to attend classes for Municipal Finance Officers and Clerk Treasurers Institute.

The Cowpens Area Merchants Association will hold its annual Spring Arts & Antiques on Main May 21, 2016. Please come out and support our merchants and guest vendors attending this event.

Time is drawing closer! Our annual Mighty Moo Festival will be held June 15 – 18, 2016. What a great time we always have as the crewmen of the USS Cowpens CVL-25 and CG-63 return for their reunion. We look forward to seeing everyone there for the parade, concerts, and other events. Look for a new event this year “Tug of War Battle”. Compose your team and enter this new contest.

As always, our staff is here to answer your questions. We can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 5:00. (864) 463-3201

April 2016 Newsletter

Town of Cowpens

April 2016 Newsletter

During our April meeting Becky Slayton presented information from the Spartanburg Community Indicators Project. The Project has identified seven indicator areas of Spartanburg County’s quality of life: Civic Health, Cultural Vitality, Economy, Education, Natural Environment, Public Health, and Social Environment. Ms. Slayton shared information on the Project and changes that have been implemented.

The Cowpens Police Department issued 31 citations and 26 warnings during March 2016. Thirteen of the citations were speeding tickets.

The Cowpens Fire Department responded to 32 fire calls during March 2016. Nine calls were in town and 23 were in other districts.

Council passed a Proclamation designating May 15, 2016 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. Take time to thank your local police department for their dedication and hard work.

Quiet Zone for Railroad Crossings

Steve Bolin compiled information from Norfolk Southern and other entities for a Quiet Zone in Cowpens and presented the information at our recent council meeting. All requirements of the Federal Railroad Administration rules must be met to establish a new quiet zone, including submitting a written notification to initiate the process. A $5,400 quiet zone administrative handling fee applies and requesting parties will be responsible for payment before completion of the Norfolk Southern’s review. The Town of Cowpens pays for preliminary engineering, construction, maintenance, and replacement of active warning devices or their components installed at crossings to meet quiet zone standards. The Town of Cowpens must enter into a contract guaranteeing reimbursement to the railroad 30 days after railroad work is completed. Costs to install safety measures vary and can become costly. In addition, Norfolk Southern would close a portion of the crossings in town. Council decided not to pursue this venture and to contact Norfolk Southern to exert efforts to control the frequency of the horn as it passes through the community.

The Town of Cowpens will begin taking debt/credit card payments sometime in May 2016.

Mighty Moo will be June 15-18, 2016. It’s not too early to register for:

  • Parade
  • Tug of War event
  • Beauty Pageant
  • 5K Run
  • And more

Don’t forget, the Cowpens Area Merchants Association will hold its annual Spring Arts & Antiques on Main May 21, 2016. Please come out and support our merchants and guest vendors attending this event. Vendor spaces are still available.

The Cowpens Farmer’s Market has opened for the season. The hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Our hope is that the community will come out and support the local vendors in the market.

Town Election

Our town election is May 3, 2016. There are two seats to fill. Three candidates are running:

  • Bobby Dowis
  • Roy Logan
  • Thomas Voelker

Please remember to cast your vote.

As always, our staff is here to answer your questions. We can assist you with:

  • Limb and leaf pick up
  • Garbage issues
  • Potholes
  • Street sign issues
  • Ordinance Violations

We are here to help and can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 5:00. (864) 463-3201.

Visitors

  • Cowpens National Battlefield
  • Merchants
  • Depot & Museum
  • Veterans Park
  • Mighty Moo Festival
  • Restaurants
  • Parks
  • Churches

Community

Cowpens strives to be the “Community of Choice” for families and business; embracing the future while respecting our proud heritage and natural environment, and promoting our strong sense of community identity.

  • Mighty Moo Festival
  • Timken Community Center
  • Farmer’s Market

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Town Election
Town Election
May 3 all-day
Our town election is May 3, 2016. There are two seats to fill. Three candidates are running: Bobby Dowis Roy Logan Thomas Voelker Please remember to cast your vote.
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Traffic & Criminal Court 4:00 pm
Traffic & Criminal Court @ City Hall
May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
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Special Town Council Meeting 9:00 am
Special Town Council Meeting @ Cowpens Municipal Courtroom
May 10 @ 9:00 am
Agenda Open Hospitality Tax Expenditure for Timken Community Center Please see the below attachment pdfs for the Monthly Meeting Minutes Meeting Minutes 5-10-16 Meeting Minutes 4-25-16 Meeting Minutes 4-5-16 Meeting Minutes 1-25-16 Meeting Minutes 1-9-16
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Peace Officers’ Memorial Day
Peace Officers’ Memorial Day
May 15 all-day
Council passed a Proclamation designating May 15, 2016 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.  Take time to thank your local police department for their dedication and hard work.
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Regular Town Council Meeting 6:00 pm
Regular Town Council Meeting @ City Hall
May 16 @ 6:00 pm
 Regular Town Council Meeting Cowpens Municipal Courtroom 5330 N. Main Street Please see the below attachment pdfs for the upcoming agenda AGENDA 05-16-16 Please see the below attachment pdfs for the Monthly Meeting Minutes Meeting Minutes 4-18-16[...]
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Special Town Council Meeting 9:00 am
Special Town Council Meeting @ Cowpens Municipal Courtroom
May 18 @ 9:00 am
Agenda Open Hospitality Tax Expenditure for Timken Community Center Please see the below attachment pdfs for the Monthly Meeting Minutes Meeting Minutes 5-10-16 Meeting Minutes 4-25-16 Meeting Minutes 4-5-16 Meeting Minutes 1-25-16 Meeting Minutes 1-9-16
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Spring Arts & Antiques on Main
Spring Arts & Antiques on Main
May 21 all-day
Brought to you by The Cowpens Area Merchants Association. Please come out and support our merchants and guest vendors attending this event.
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