August 4, 2015-Minutes

ELGIN TOWN COUNCIL TOWN OF ELGIN, SC.
Mayor Melissa Emmons
Councilman Brad Hanley
Councilwoman Candy Silvers
Councilwoman Dana Sloan
Councilman Ed Smith

ELGIN TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
MINUTES FOR AUGUST 4, 2015

CALL TO ORDER

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, August 4 at 6:00pm with Mayor Melissa Emmons presiding.

ROLL CALL

Present were Mayor Melissa Emmons, Councilman Brad Hanley, Councilman Edward Smith, Councilwoman Candy Silvers, and Councilwoman Dana Sloan.

INVOCATION

Mayor Melissa Emmons gave the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Councilman Brad Hanley led Town Council and all others attending the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance

ACCEPTANCE OF JULY 7, 2015 MEETING MINUTES (REVISED) & JUNE 8, 2015 MINUTES

A motion was made by Councilwoman Candy Silvers to accept the July 7th (revised at the request of Councilwoman Dana Sloan) and June 8th minutes with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Dana Sloan, Mayor and Councilman Ed Smith, (Councilman Brad Hanley was not present at the July 7, 2015 meeting) accepted without further discussion and a unanimous vote.

August 4, 2015 TCM (Cont’d.)

JULY COMPLAINTS
None

OLD BUSINESS
Mayor Emmons provided Council with an information packet for the War Dog Memorial to be located at the Military Salute Monument; she would like to move forward with the plans after Council has had a chance to look over the information provided. Mayor Emmons reiterated the landscaping will be fully funded by Mr. Anderson, the sign will be 2 sided made of a vinyl material that will last approximately 5 years and it will include the Town of Elgin seal on one side and the other side will have Potter Community Park. Placement of the sign and landscaping plans will be discussed and decided by the Military Salute Committee and presented to Council. Mayor Emmons clarified who the committee members are; which include: Mayor Emmons (Chairperson), Chief Brown, Councilman Ed Smith, John Potter, George Marthers and Jeannie Potter. The landscaper is Russel Catoe from Lugoff and the project is due to be completed by Veterans Day. A motion was made by Councilwoman Candy Silvers to proceed with the War Dog Memorial with a 2nd motion by Councilman Ed Smith, Mayor and Town Council accepted without further discussion and a unanimous vote.

Councilwoman Dana Sloan requested to be recused from the July 7th minutes and for the minutes to be clarified per her listening to the tape and notes given to Town Clerk, Melony Hudson-Martin. A motion was made to accept the July 7th minutes, after revising, by Councilwoman Candy Silvers with a 2nd motion by Councilman Ed Smith, Mayor and Councilwoman Dana Sloan accepted without further discussion and a unanimous vote.

Councilwoman Dana Sloan gave an update on Potter Community Park asking that during the August 11th workshop that the committee meet for a few minutes to give input on the Rules for Use and color for sign. She stated that Councilman Ed Smith is in charge of handling the power and water for the Park and is coordinating with Fairfield Electric for installing the outdoor lighting; he will send the agreement to Mayor Emmons once he receives it. Councilwoman Dana Sloan and Councilwoman Candy Silvers will start selling memorial benches. Councilwoman asked that events be posted on the Town of Elgin website calendar and Facebook page, which Town Clerk, Melony Hudson-Martin stated they are being placed on the calendar.

August 4, 2015 TCM (Cont’d.)

Councilwoman Dana Sloan requested that Town policies be updated and verify what is being reported to the media as it may be controversial; i.e.; committee appointments, gifts and technology. Mayor Emmons reiterated there was already a workshop scheduled to discuss these issues on August 25 at 6pm.

PUBLIC MEETING

NEW BUSINESS
Mayor Emmons informed all of Council invitations for The State of the County Briefing and Breakfast were sent out August 3. The breakfast will be on August 28th at 7:30am hosted by CJ’s Restaurant and Lounge.

Zoning Chairman, Jimmy Crosby presented the Annexation of 2548 Pheasant Walk to Mayor and Council and requested its acceptance. A motion was made by Councilman Brad Hanley with a 2nd motion by Councilman Ed Smith, Mayor and Town Council accepted without further discussion and a unanimous vote.

Charlotte Rankin from Habitat for Humanity gave an update on their program and expressing interest in trying to help families in the Elgin area. She stated they have helped build 38 homes from Elgin to Bethune for low income families.

Mayor Emmons reminded Council of the Rain Barrel Workshop scheduled for August 6th, the Fireworks Workshop for August 11th and the September regular meeting, in which a presentation for Vision Kershaw2030, with Kyle Kelly, Economic and Community Sustainability Director for the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments will be our guest speaker. Mayor Emmons stated Elgin is projected to be the Hot Spot in Kershaw County; therefore there will be a considerable amount of focus and attention on this area.

PUBLIC FORUM
Scott Adams, owner of Blaney Backyard Grille wanted to express his appreciation for being in the Town of Elgin for over a year and the services his business has been provided. He provided refreshments for after the Town Council Meeting.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 6:45pm by Councilwoman Candy Silvers with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Dana Sloan, with a unanimous vote.

Minutes submitted by Melony Hudson-Martin –August 18, 2015

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