August 5, 2014-Minutes

ELGIN TOWN COUNCIL                                                TOWN OF ELGIN, SC.

Mayor Brad Hanley

Councilwoman Melissa Emmons

Councilman Edward Smith

Councilwoman Dana Sloan

Councilwoman Candy Silvers

ELGIN TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES for August 5, 2014

 

CALL TO ORDER

 The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 6:00pm with Mayor Brad Hanley presiding.

 

 ROLL CALL

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

 

 INVOCATION

 Councilwoman Melissa Emmons gave the invocation.

 

 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

 

 ACCEPTANCE OF June 30, 2014 MEETING MINUTES

 A motion was made by Councilwoman Candy Silvers to accept the June 30th minutes as is and this was 2nd by Councilman Ed Smith without further discussion, with a unanimous vote.

 

 JULY COMPLAINTS

*Mr. Nicholas Almand reported an extremely high rate of speed of the vehicles traveling in White Hills Subdivision. EPD was informed of the complaint and Chief Brown will have Officers monitor White Hills more closely.

 *Mr. Manzella at 26 Brentwood complained of loud music coming from new construction site on Needle Palm Way

 This complaint was referred to Chief Brown who sent Officer Barton to Needle Palm Way. Officer Barton verified workers were playing music and asked they adjust radio volume accordingly.  

 *Julia Van Sickel at 1015 Oakland Drive complained of drain issues at the back of her home as well as other home owners. Homeowner was assured Public Works had been contacted and would be contacted again.

 Melony contacted Tammy at Department of Transportation and they did verify there was a work order in place to have drains checked and repaired.

 Mayor Hanley suggested contacting Carol Hammond at Kershaw County to find out what their standards are, as there should be documentation in the plat approval and agreement regarding this. Melony will keep the Mayor and Town Council informed of any and all information regarding this situation.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Councilwoman Melissa Emmons discussed the street lighting in Woodland Palms subdivision. She stated there are only 2 street lights, which is not adequate lighting for the subdivision; as many homeowners walk in the evening and this is not safe. Mayor Hanley suggested we contact Duke Power and developer to make sure adequate lighting is in place for this subdivision.

 Councilwoman Dana Sloan gave an update on Potter Park. She stated the Picnic Shelter is in the process of being built and $11,326.00 has been received thus far for Potter Park. She is meeting with Liz at the Chamber of Commerce to make a selection for the invitations. She stated the Ribbon Cutting ceremony is set for September 6th at 10:00am and a rain date is set for September 13th at 10:00am. Randy Pruitt confirmed the electrical work is to be completed Saturday and Sunday of next week and the concrete pouring is scheduled for next Saturday.

 

PUBLIC MEETING

Mrs. Madge Strickland presented the Town of Elgin with it’s own copy of A Sand Hills Revelation. She stated that the Historical Society hopes to make a replica of a Railroad Depot and have a railroad theme for the Museum. She stated they have sold enough copies of the books to cover the printing costs and now the profits are going towards the construction of the Museum. Mrs. Strickland will have another signing of her books on November 15, 2014 at the Elgin Library.

 NEW BUSINESS

Mayor Hanley presented the amendment to the 2014-2015 Budget for the Victims Advocate fund, the amount was increased to $4,600 and the Contingency account was reduced to $52,663.

 A motion was made by Councilwoman Melissa Emmons to accept the amendment as is and this was 2nd by Councilwoman Candy Silvers without further discussion, with a unanimous vote.

 Randy Pruitt presented the 1st reading for the need of changing the Charity Permit application to Charity/Special Events application, as the Town has a rising request for events within the town limits that are not “charity” events. The new permit would have to be under Randy Pruitt’s discretion and would include a $10 or $20 fee, if they are not a charity event. Mr. Pruitt stated the applicants would not have to have a 501(3)© number in order to have an event.

 A motion was made by Councilwoman Melissa Emmons to accept the new Charity Permit applications and this was 2nd by Councilwoman Dana Sloan without further discussion, with a unanimous vote

 Chief Brown presented the Mayor and Town Council with Federal Seizure money for $138,520.63. Sgt. Renee Wilson was loaned out to the Federal Financial Crime Task Force for 2 years and her continued efforts have enabled the Elgin Police Department to replace some faulty equipment and partially replace an aging fleet which has heightened the safety of Elgin Police Department’s officers and community.

 There were no Charity Permit requests to read.

 PUBLIC FORUM

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

Minutes submitted by Melony Hudson – August 12, 2014

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