December 4, 2012-Minutes

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Elgin Town Hall with Mayor Brad Hanley presiding. All council members were present.

Invocation was given by Councilwoman Emmons and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Risvold.

Mayor Hanley recognized the new business licenses:

–          Artisans of Blaney

–          Advantage Pest Management

–          Southern Carpentry (temp)

–          Blue Water Electric (temp)

–          Spoiled Rotten

Financial Information was reviewed by Mayor Hanley – reviewing the police activity income/expenses and local option sales tax income

Mr. Rod Dooley (Dooley & Company) presented the council with the 2011-12 audit and reviewed some of the audit with council.

2nd Reading – Ordinance 222  – Revised Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Elgin – A motion by Councilman Ernst to adopt the ordinance, 2nd by Larry Risvold. Unanimous vote.

Zoning contract with Vismor & Associates – Mayor asked that Council take home the contract and read it.

1st Reading – Amended Ordinance to Personnel Manual – Motion by Councilman Risvold to accept 1st reading, 2nd by Councilwoman Emmons. Unanimous.

Chief Brown – Elgin Police Dept. Report – reported to council that at the Catfish Stomp the police dept. utilized 4 state constables, 1 volunteer officer and spent between $500-$600 in overtime pay. There was 1 arrest and had a problem with a towing company.

Chief Brown also reported that one of the Christmas Decorations had been knocked down by a semi.

He also reported to council that the carnival had some problems with power and water on the
Greenhill property. Mayor suggested to gather a group from fire dept, cent. Committee, catfish stomp committee, etc to discuss what needs to be done ahead of time on this property for future uses.

November complaints were reviewed.

OLD BUSINESS

Information on the Town’s website was reviewed by Councilwoman Emmons.

A special meeting will be held for the 2nd Reading of the ordinance to amend the personnel manual on December 18th at 6 p.m.

PUBLIC FORUM

Mr. Sidney Butler, a Kershaw County resident, spoke to Council regarding the Amtrak train service.  He stated that the depot in Camden does not meet standards and has deteriated. He stated that there was a possibility of moving the depot across the Wateree River – to Lugoff or Elgin and was wondering if Elgin would be interested. He suggested that the council write a letter to the Amtrak Headquarters in New Orleans. Sidney will keep council informed of any other information about this.

Motion to adjourn @ 8:05 p.m. by Councilman Ross.

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