June 10, 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 June 10, 2014

CALL TO ORDER

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 6:00 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 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 MAY 6, 2014 MEETING MINUTES

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

June 10, 2014 TCM (Cont’d.)

MAY COMPLAINTS
*Anonymous report of extremely high rate of speed of the vehicles traveling on Pine Street during 8am-9am.

EPD was informed of the complaint and Chief Brown will have Officers monitor Pine Street more closely.

*Anonymous inquiry as to the penalty for occupying a camper that is parked on same property of a residence.

Referred caller to Randy Pruitt & notified Chief Brown who suggested caller may live in Jeffers Circle.

Chief Brown patrolled Jeffers Circle, finding a camper with sewer hooked up to it at 249 Jeffers Circle and another camper at 218 Jeffers Circle, which was underpinned with hay.

Mr. Pruitt was notified by Patti Coleman and was to investigate the locations.

*Ms. Chandler of 104 Nature Lane is concerned about the drain filling up with pine needles from the neighbor’s yard. The neighbor also has a lot of yard debris and overgrown trees. Ms. Chandler has offered to assist with the cost and removal of the debris, however, the neighbor will not comply.

Melony Hudson referred the information to Chief Brown and it was recommended Mr. Pruitt be notified in order to handle the situation properly. Mr. Pruitt was notified and the information was forwarded to SCDOT (Nick Anderson).

OLD BUSINESS

Councilwoman Melissa Emmons informed Council and those present of the Military Salute Memorial progress. The Blaney Fire Department will be funding the completion of the lighting and concrete. A water tap is needed and will cost approximately $1400 – $1800. Landscaping will be the last item to complete and will be donated as well.

American Legion Post 17 will be hosting a dinner to help raise additional funds for the Military Salute Memorial on June 13, 2014 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Blaney Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall and all are encouraged to attend.
June 10, 2014 TCM (Cont’d.)

Councilwoman Dana Sloan gave an update on Potter Community Park. She stated First Citizens has approved a Grant for $10,000 and they would like media publicity when the project is started. Harris Kohn has put the project on hold until Randy Pruitt comes back from training on the 22nd.

Chief Brown stated updated information on Ordinance 224 in which warning tickets will be given initially for the use of wireless communication devices in the school zones while operating a motor vehicle in motion.

He has contacted the Highway Department to order 5 signs for this Ordinance.

NEW BUSINESS
Mayor Brad Hanley presented the first reading of the 2014-2015 Working Budget which was accepted by Councilman Ed Smith and 2nd by Councilwoman Dana Sloan, with a unanimous vote.

A budget workshop was scheduled for Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6pm and a Public Hearing/Final Reading for the 2014-2015 Budget was scheduled for June 30, 2014 at 6pm.

Charity Permit requests were read.

Mayor Brad Hanley informed all in attendance the Tennis Courts were un-repairable and it was recommended to demolish the area and rebuild a recreational field. The suggestion of a ball field was made and the possibility of contacting Joe Eason, Kershaw County Recreation Department Director, for advice on other options.

PUBLIC FORUM

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 6:50pm by Councilman Ed Smith, with a 2nd by Councilwoman Dana Sloan, with a unanimous vote.

Minutes submitted by Melony Hudson – June 16, 2014

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