December 3, 2013-Minutes

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

MINUTES for DECEMBER 3, 2013

CALL TO ORDER

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. 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 M. Emmons gave the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor B. Hanley led Town Council and the Public Audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ACCEPTANCE OF NOVEMBER 5, 2013 MEETING MINUTES

A motion was made by Councilwoman M. Emmons to accept the November minutes as is, and this was 2nd by Councilwoman C. Silvers without any further discussion, with a unanimous vote.

NEW BUSINESS LICENSES ISSUED

There were not any new B/L’s issued in the month of November. However, a temporary license was issued for work planned for Family Dollar.

COMPLAINTS

There were not any Complaints filed in the month of November.

OCTOBER COMPILED FINANCIAL STATEMENT

Mayor Hanley went over the non-audited financial statement for October 2013. Projections look good at $80,000 over expenditures but council will keep an eye on this, and at tracking lost revenue for trend lines.

OLD BUSINESS

Councilwoman M. Emmons wanted to give some reminders for upcoming town activities such as the annual Tree Lighting that will take place Thursday, December 5th at 7:00 pm at Potter Community Park. Mayor Brad Hanley will give the opening statement. Guest speakers will be Pastor Ken Jackson from Hillcrest Baptist Church and Phillip Blankenship from Blaney Baptist Church. Blaney Elementary Chorus will also be performing.

Lighting the tree will be this year’s Citizen of the Year, Kathy Brown, who started the tradition of the Lighting of the Tree many years ago.

A big Thank You goes to the Chief Harold Brown, Jamie Locklear, Justin Almond, Jason Sloan, and Cliff Emmons for putting up the decorations and decorating the tree.

Saturday, December 7th is the Catfish Stomp. The Parade begins at 10:00 am.

Grooms Garden – In the process of getting flag poles and flags. Also, the Webelo Scout Troop will be at the garden on December 14th at 1:00 pm to clean the area. This is a project that this Troop has volunteered to take on for a year.

The Councilwoman also updated the council on the Elgin Website Stats, stating that in October 2013 we had a total of 689 visits, 518 of those were new visits, and in November 2013 we had a total of 595 hits with 446 of those being new. Proving that the site is working.

Councilwoman M. Emmons also made a suggestion that the town may want to budget the cost for an ample amount of lights for the town; remarking that Main Street does look nice but there is a need for additional lighting. The Councilwoman suggested that the town may want to handle this by purchasing the lights each year until all areas are covered satisfactorily. There also is the problem of electrical connections on the power poles not working.

Also, a big thank you to Chuck at CJ’s Chop House for supplying the towns Holiday Dinner, everything was wonderful.

There will be a meeting December 4, 2013 of the Caring Hands for this year’s Toy Round Up. Several Businesses’ have made tremendous donations this week.

Mayor Hanley announced that there will be a Planning and Zoning meeting Wednesday, December 4, 2013. This is an Organizational Meeting for a Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary.

PUBLIC FORUM

There were no sign ups.

ADJOURNING

There was a motion made by Councilwoman M. Emmons to adjourn this month’s council meeting and adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

Minutes submitted by:
Elizabeth Hyman
Town Clerk

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