July 5, 2016-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 JULY 5, 2016

CALL TO ORDER

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, July 5th at 6:00pm with Mayor Melissa Emmons presiding.

ROLL CALL

Present were Mayor Melissa Emmons, Councilman Edward Smith, Councilwoman Candy Silvers, and Councilwoman Dana Sloan (Councilman Brad Hanley was absent)

INVOCATION

Councilwoman Sloan gave the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Councilwoman Silvers led Mayor, Town Council and all others attending the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance

ACCEPTANCE OF JUNE 14, 2016 MEETING MINUTES

A motion was made by Councilwoman Candy Silvers to accept the June 14th minutes with a 2nd motion by Councilman Ed Smith without further discussion and a unanimous vote.

JUNE COMPLAINTS

Pete James personally made a complaint to Clerk, Melony Hudson-Martin and Councilman Brad Hanley regarding the buzzards on top of Food Lion causing feathers in his yard, destruction and a nuisance. Mayor Emmons contacted Don Block with USDA Wildlife Services to address the issue. Mayor and Council approved the bid of $93.89 from Mr. Block. He was able to hang a deceased bird on town property in order to try and break up the roost.

Bubba Ernst called and made a complaint to Clerk, Melony Hudson-Martin regarding the overgrown grass in the back of Town Hall. Mrs. Hudson-Martin explained to Mr. Ernst that since the Town did not own that property they could not allow the Town Landscaper to cut the grass. Mrs. Hudson-Martin also explained to Mr. Ernst that the property owner has a regular Landscaper that comes approximately once a month to take care of the property. Mrs. Hudson-Martin sent a letter to the property owner regarding the condition of the property and is awaiting a reply.

PUBLIC HEARING

COUNCIL BRIEFING

  • Councilman Ed Smith had no new information to report
  • Councilwoman Dana Sloan stated she will be attending the elected officials convention through the Municipal Association in Charleston on July 14th–17th .
  • Councilwoman Candy Silvers stated she was concerned that Potter Park had not been mowed by July 4th. Mayor Emmons stated she notified the Landscaper to mow it; however due to the short notice and before a holiday, he was unable to mow it and was scheduled to mow it this week. It was recommended to change the bid during the next bidding process to include the regular mowing of Potter Park in lieu of as needed.
  • Mayor Emmons stated school will be starting August 15th and July 12th is the possible start date for enrolling students online and registration at Blaney Elementary School is July 28th. Mayor Emmons also stated Lynn Blizzard, Coordinator for Financial Stability Center of Kershaw County Goodwill will start meeting in the conference room at Town Hall to assist individuals with applications thru various agencies that provide assistance for ones in need the first Monday of every month.

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Chief Brown was given an $800 donation from Kim Rich and Power up Girl Ministries from the PoDunk Festival. Kim Rich was unable to attend due to lack of response from members, therefore, she presented the check to Chief Brown earlier that day.

Clerk, Melony Hudson-Martin gave Mayor and Council an update for the town of Elgin Wellness Program and minutes from their first meeting. All were encouraged to participate in an upcoming charity walk planned for the Fall.

PUBLIC FORUM

Chairman Julian Burns gave handouts for the Kershaw County Vision 2030 and transportation study and encouraged all to participate as the study deadline has been extended to July 15th.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 6:30pm by Councilwoman Candy Silvers with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Dana Sloan, without further discussion and a unanimous vote.

Minutes submitted by Melony Hudson-Martin – July 12th, 2016

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