The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Elgin Town Hall with Mayor Brad Hanley presiding. All council members were present. Invocation by Melissa Emmons and Pledge of Allegiance led by Risvold followed.
Motion to approve the February regular and special minutes by Larry Risvold, 2nd by Melissa Emmons. Unanimous vote.
Financial Information: Mayor Hanley gave an overview of the Local Option Sales Tax and Police Fines
Mayor Hanley recognized 3 new business licenses: Kairos Counseling, Gamecock Fencing (temp) and Gaston Pools, LLC (temp).
Mayor Hanley read and signed the Peace Officers Memorial Day Proclamation designating May 15th, 2012 as the day to recognize all law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community, or have become disabled in the performance of their duty, and to honor those law enforcement officers presently serving their community.
Chelsea Bacher (Mullikin Law Firm) presented council with a resolution opposing a renewable portfolio standard in South Carolina. After some discussion on this resolution, council decided to take 30 days to review and will vote on this resolution at the April council meeting.
Kim Rich presented Council with an idea of having a free event for the community – called Movies on Main, wherein there would be free drinks and popcorn, with a fun free environment. She would like to get other local churches involved. A question on the liability ins. arose and Chief Brown stated that no additional money for insurance would be needed if no vehicles were involved and the Town is part of the involvement. A motion by Bubba Ernst to support this project, 2nd by Larry Risvold. Unanimous vote.
Mayor Hanley updated council on the Comprehensive Plan. By law this land use plan has to be in compliance by the end of 2012. Vismore and Associates had done the last plan and has given council a bid on doing this plan for 2012 at a projected cost of $12,800. A motion by Larry Risvold to accept Vismore and Associates and possible additional costs, 2nd by Melissa Emmons. Unanimous.
KershawHealth sign – information presented by Bubba Ernst and Roger Ross: They had a meeting with Randy Pruitt, Zoning Administrator and decided that this KershawHealth would be classified as an institution and can place a directional sign 2×2 – similar to directional sign as Post Office has on the corner of Hwy. 1 and Church St – at the traffic light.
Mayor Hanley – reported to council about the renovation. Asbestos in the office area has to me removed. It will take about 3 days to clean up. The cost is $4,950 to do this job. A motion by Larry Risvold to move forward with this abatement issue, 2nd by Melissa Emmons. Unanimous. The company (ARM Environmental) will start the abatement on March 14th.
Chief Brown told council that Eddie Roberts Towing will be hosting Liz-ardlick Towing on May 5th. This will be a festival type event and will be held at the recreational area on Hwy 1.
Motion to adjourn at 7:50 p.m.