May 7, 2013-Minutes

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor Brad Hanley presiding. All council members were present.

Invocation was given by Melissa Emmons and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Hanley.

Mayor Hanley recognized 3 new business licenses: Service Experts, Fortress Builders, LLC, and Mop Heads Cleaning Service.

A motion by Councilwoman Emmons to approve the April minutes, 2nd by Councilman Smith. Vote: unanimous.

Mayor Hanley reviewed the financial information highlighting the Police fines and the Local Option Sales Tax revenue.

Mayor Hanley read and signed a proclamation recognizing Peace Officers’ Memorial Day – on May 15th.

Mrs. Kim Rich presented a check to the Elgin Toy Round Up for $719.39 – proceeds from the Movies on Main event. Chief Brown accepted the check on behalf of the Elgin Podunk Committee.

Councilwoman Emmons presented council with a list of names for the two parks – the area at Green Hill and # 1, and the garden park area at the Elgin Library. A motion was made by Councilwoman Dana Sloan to name the Greenhill property “Potter Community Park” and the Library park as “Grooms Garden”. A 2nd was made by councilwoman Emmons, with a unanimous vote.

Mrs. Jennie Potter thanked the council for the recognition of her family and volunteered to help with a fund raiser for the sign.

Christopher Renfroe introduced himself as a candidate for the up-coming special election on June 18th to replace the seat left vacant from the resignation of Bubba Ernst. He also told council that he would like to organize a “meet & greet” of all the candidates for the public. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 (prior to the next council meeting).

Chief Brown – reported to council that the town was is need of some street signs that have disappeared or had fallen down, and wanted to order replacements.

April complaints were reviewed by council.

OLD BUSINESS

Councilwoman Emmons reported to council that the Stover and Blaney Archery teams were going to Louisville, KY for the national tournaments.

Mayor reported to Council that the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce had awarded the Town with a Community Pride Award and the Mayor will go to the event on May 17th to receive it for us.

A Public Hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 28th at 6:00 p.m. for the 1st reading or Ordinance 222 – Elgin Zoning Ordinance.

Melissa Emmons motioned to adjourn at 7:30 p.m.

Judy Darby-Buchanan
Town Clerk

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