January 2, 2018-Minutes

ELGIN TOWN COUNCIL                                       TOWN OF ELGIN, SC.

Mayor Melissa Emmons

Councilman Brad Hanley

Councilwoman Candy Silvers

Councilwoman Naomi Eyers

Councilman Ed Smith

 

ELGIN TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES FOR JANUARY 2ND, 2018

CALL TO ORDER

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, January 2nd at 6:00pm with Mayor Melissa Emmons presiding.

ROLL CALL

Present were Councilman Brad Hanley, Councilman Edward Smith, Councilwoman Naomi Eyers, and Mayor Melissa Emmons (Councilwoman Candy Silvers was late)

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 DECEMBER 5TH, 2017 MEETING MINUTES

A motion was made by Councilman Brad Hanley to accept the December 5th minutes with a 2nd motion by Councilman Ed Smith without further discussion and a unanimous vote.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

PUBLIC FORUM

DECEMBER COMPLAINTS

No formal complaints were filed

PUBLIC HEARING

Mayor Melissa Emmons opened the floor for the rezoning of 1205 Church Street. Being that there was no discussion on this matter, the Public Hearing was closed.

COUNCIL BRIEFING

  • Councilman Ed Smith had nothing to report
  • Councilman Brad Hanley had nothing to report
  • Councilwoman Naomi Eyers had nothing to report
  • Councilwoman Candy Silvers had nothing to report
  • Mayor Emmons stated The Toy Round Up assisted 75 families with 170 children and 50 seniors with fruit baskets. This was the largest year of assistance and she thanked everyone for their donations and help.  A motion was made by Councilman Brad Hanley to approve the 2nd reading of Ordinance #234, rezoning 1205 Church Street from OC to GC-1, with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Naomi Eyers, with clarification of the piece to be rezoned is the empty lot beside the office that Radiate Church is leasing, without further discussion and a unanimous vote.  She also reminded Council of the Legislative Luncheon on February 4th at 12pm at the Alpha Center which will be honoring the late Bobby Jones

 

  • Town Attorney, John Wells stated the Town of Elgin is now the proud owners of the property beside Town Hall, which is a big step for the Town of Elgin as it will secure their plans for the future.

COMMITTEE MEETING BREIFING

Councilman Brad Hanley stated that the Potter Park Committee ordered the playground equipment at a cost of $41,000, as the order had to be placed by December 8th in order to obtain the discounted rate, which they were able to do by Mayor Emmons signing the purchase order. They do not have a date of when the equipment will be received; however, the Committee needs to meet again within the next 2 weeks in order to discuss the benches, etc.

 NEW BUSINESS

A motion was requested by Mayor Melissa Emmons to add a Loss Control Policy Statement to the Policy & Procedures Manual. In addition each employee will receive a signed copy of the statement. A motion was made by Councilman Ed Smith to accept and maintain a Loss Control Policy Statement as part of the Policy & Procedures Manual for The Town of Elgin with a 2nd motion by Councilman Brad Hanley, without further discussion and a unanimous vote.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 6:19 pm by Councilman Brad Hanley with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Naomi Eyers, without further discussion and a unanimous vote.

 

 

                                                ____________________________ Approved: _________________________

Minutes submitted by Melony Hudson – January 4th, 2018

Comments

  1. So since this was a closed meeting, the homeowners in the local area have no say? This does affect everyone who lives close to Potter Park. This increases traffic as well as noise, which is very disruptive to homeowners. Since the town obviously doesn’t care about those effected by the extra noise and traffic, will all of the roads (Potter, Wooten and Green Hill) finally be paved? How does this “park” help the property value? It doesn’t. All it does is ruin the property value as well as the comfort and well-being of those who live close by. As we already have issues with people ruining our lawn during events by parking on our property, does that mean we get to hold the town accountable for our damages? We’ve had damage done to our property (ruts, torn up lawn, disrupting our household) during the “regular” events. With a park, this is going to occur more often. We purchased our house with the lovely view outside. Now you are ruining our view, property value and way of life with no discussion with the public.

    • Melissa Emmons says:

      Krista B.,

      I am unclear as to your reference of a closed meeting regarding Potter Park. All of the meetings and work sessions that the Town of Elgin holds are open to the public. I would be glad to answer your concerns, I just need to verify what this is in reference to.

      Thank You,
      Melissa Emmons

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