November 5, 2013-Minutes

ELGIN TOWN COUNCIL
Mayor Brad Hanley
Councilwoman Melissa Emmons
Councilman Edward Smith
Councilwoman Dana Sloan
Councilwoman Candy Silvers

MINUTES for NOVEMBER 5, 2013

CALL TO ORDER

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 7:00 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 M. Emmons gave the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor B. Hanley led Town Council and the Public Audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ACCEPTANCE OF OCTOBER 1, 2013 MEETING MINUTES

A motion was made by Councilwoman M. Emmons to accept the October minutes as is, and this was 2nd by Councilman E. Smith without any further discussion, with a unanimous vote.

PUBLIC HEARING

Council conducted the second readings of Zoning Ordinances, Article 3, Sections 3.10 and 3.16, and Article 10. A motion to accept as is was given by Councilwoman C. Silvers, and was 2nd by Councilwoman M. Emmons, without any further discussion, and with a unanimous vote.

HOLIDAY DINNER

Councilwoman M. Emmons announced plans for the 2013 Holiday Dinner to be held on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Bowen House on Main Street. The dinner will be buffet style, and catered by CJ’s Chop House. And it will be during this dinner the named “Citizen of the Year” will be honored.

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Councilwoman M. Emmons announced plans for the 2013 Christmas Tree Lighting to be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm at Potter Park. Speakers will be Pastor Ken Jackson of Hillcrest Baptist Church and Pastor Philip Blankenship of Blaney Baptist Church. The Blaney Elementary Chorus will also perform.

Also discussed was the need for larger bulbs due to the increase in size of the new tree.

GROOMS GARDEN

Councilwoman M. Emmons updated progress on Grooms Garden:

A local Webelo Scout Troop has adopted the garden as a project and will be planting flowers in the Spring.
Joe Dorton, a resident of Elgin, will help with the flagpoles and flags for the military; and Chief Brown has challenged local VFW’s and other military organizations to get involved with the flags monument.
Radiate Church has cleaned up areas on two occasions.

COMPLAINTS

Complaint BH111 – There was a complaint about a couple of properties on Jeffers Circle. One property had someone cleaning it up resulting in a brush pile being left, blocking a neighbors mailbox. The other property was said to need the high grass cut because snakes had taken refuge there in the yard.

Both properties are owned by different banks, but EPD did some investigating and was able to explain the situation to the correct parties in charge. These conversations resulted in the promise that the overgrown yard would be handled by a local Lawn Care Company and the brush pile would be picked up.

• UPDATE TO PREVIOUS COMPLAINTS BH109 AND BH110

BH109 – Got in contact with Dee Michaelsen (Adopt-A-Hwy Coordinator for Kershaw County) and presented the information needed to organize a group of volunteers for clean-up to Nicole Calvert.

BH110- County is putting up a 3-Way Stop Sign

OLD BUSINESS

Mayor B. Hanley noted that the A/C at the Elgin Library was recharged but that the unit most likely would still need to be replaced. Nicole Calvert offered to have her families Heating and Air business give an estimate and gave the Mayor her card.

Councilwoman D. Sloan updated on Potter’s Park stage stating that it should be ready by April’s Podunk Festivities. Also noted was the letter that would be sent out in hopes of receiving donations to this project.

The town received the new Holiday decorations that will be hung on Main Street. These items will be easier to hang and also came in under budget.

The Toy-Round-Up will be kicking off with a projected disbursement date of December 21, 2013.

PUBLIC FORUM

Ty Wilson, SC Top Gun Tournament Director, spoke before Council requesting support for tournament events he and two other “Dads” have started up. Tournament dates are November 16 and December 7th and 8th 2013. The Council was interested in supporting this cause and will get back in touch with Mr. Wilson with the logistics.

ADJOURNING

There was a motion made by Councilwoman M. Emmons to adjourn this month’s council meeting and adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

Minutes submitted by:
Elizabeth Hyman
Town Clerk

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