May 1, 2012-Minutes

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Elgin Town Hall with Mayor Brad Hanley presiding. Councilman Ross was absent. Invocation by Melissa Emmons and Pledge of Allegiance led by Larry Risvold followed.

          Motion to approve the April minutes by Melissa Emmons, 2nd by Larry Risvold. Unanimous vote.

          Financial Information: Mayor Hanley gave an overview of the Local Option Sales Tax and Police Fines. He also noted that the State Shared revenue would be cut by 5% this budget year.

          Mayor Hanley recognized 4 new business licenses:         David Branham – Ice Cream Truck, Elite Towing Service, CJ’s Chop House, and M-H Recyclers.

          First Reading of Ordinance 217 – Amended 2011-2012 Budget: Motion was made by Larry Risvold, 2nd by Norman Ernst. Vote Unanimous.

          April’s complaint log was reviewed by council with some discussion following.

OLD BUSINESS

          Discussion on the Resolution opposing a renewal portfolio standard in SC. Councilman Risvold suggested that council needed to vote on this issue. A workshop is scheduled for May 22 at 6 p.m. for the budget and also to work on the resolution.

          Chief Brown reminded council that May 15th is National Law Enforcement Day and a program at 6:00 will be held at Town Hall in recognition.

          A reminder to council about the National Day of Prayer at noon in front of the Town Hall for Thursday, May 3, 2012.

          Melissa Emmons reported to council that the Blaney Archery Team had made State Champs for 2 straight years and that they are headed to the National Competition and asked council for a donation. Councilman Ernst motion to make $100.00 donation, 2nd by Larry Risvold. Unanimous.

Motion to adjourn at 7:45 p.m. by Larry Risvold

Judy Darby Buchanan

Town Clerk

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