March 01, 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 MARCH 1, 2016

CALL TO ORDER

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, March 1st at 6:00pm with Mayor Melissa Emmons presiding.

ROLL CALL

Present were Mayor Melissa Emmons, Councilman Brad Hanley (arrived at 6:05pm) Councilman Edward Smith, Councilwoman Candy Silvers, and Councilwoman Dana Sloan.

INVOCATION

Pastor Ken Jackson gave the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

ACCEPTANCE OF FEBRUARY 2, 2016 MEETING MINUTES

A motion was made by Councilwoman Candy Silvers to accept the February 2nd minutes with a 2nd motion by Councilman Ed Smith without further discussion and a unanimous vote (not including Councilman Brad Hanley due to his late arrival).

FEBRUARY COMPLAINTS
None reported

PUBLIC HEARING

COUNCIL BRIEFING
• Councilwoman Candy Silvers had no new information to report
• Councilwoman Dana Sloan stated she had met with Pam Delk at MidCarolina Credit Union and Potter Community Park had approved for a $2500 matching funds grant
• Councilman Brad Hanley had no new information to report
• Councilman Ed Smith stated the 2 lights that had been on back order were installed at Potter Community Park

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS
Mayor Emmons gave the Oath of Office for Judge Reuwer. Judge Reuwer was nominated to serve a 4 year term with a motion made by Councilman Brad Hanley and 2nd motion by Councilwoman Candy Silvers without further discussion and a unanimous vote. Judge Reuwer thanked Mayor Emmons, Council, Chief Brown and Town Clerk for all of their assistance and support.

Mayor Emmons recognized Hannah Potter for the following accomplishments:
Congressional Nominations to West Point, Merchant Marine Academy and Air Force Academy. Also her acceptances to the Citadel, USC Honors College and Calhoun Honors College at Clemson University and she is the Valedictorian for the Class of 2016 at Lugoff-Elgin High School. Pastor Ken Jackson and Kershaw County Chairman Julian Burns spoke on Hannah Potter’s behalf to congratulate her and commend her for all her accomplishments.

Rod Dooley presented Mayor Emmons and Council the findings from the 2015 audit and discussed the GASB68 implementation; however, the Town of Elgin received an A+ and he thanked Mayor Emmons, Council and Town Clerk for their assistance and availability.

Chief Brown discussed the Mutual Aide Agreement made with Camden Police Department. Chief Brown presented the latest information he has received on Active Shooter Training and stated all Town of Elgin employees will need to be trained in the event of an active shooter.

Chief Brown presented the need for our parking lot to be re-striped as it has become hazardous and would like to start receiving bids to have this accomplished. Mayor Emmons and Council agreed to Chief Brown moving forward with receiving bids for re-striping the parking lot.

Mr. Don Nicholson presented to Mayor Emmons and Council a business module for Town Hall in an effort to become more effective with daily duties and financials for The Town of Elgin. Mr. Nicholson gave Mayor Emmons and Council copies of examples and financial costs for the modules available. Mr. Nicholson offered to come back and discuss the modules further during a workshop.

PUBLIC FORUM

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 7:20pm by Councilman Brad Hanley with a 2ndmotion by Councilwoman Candy Silvers, without further discussion and a unanimous vote.

Minutes submitted by Melony Hud

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