October 4, 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 OCTOBER 4TH, 2016

CALL TO ORDER

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, October 4th at 6:00pm with Mayor Melissa Emmons presiding.

ROLL CALL

Present were Mayor Melissa Emmons, Councilman Brad Hanley, Councilman Edward Smith, Councilwoman Candy Silvers, and Councilwoman Dana Sloan

INVOCATION

Councilwoman Dana Sloan gave the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Councilman Brad Hanley led Mayor, Town Council and all others attending the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance

ACCEPTANCE OF SEPTEMBER, 2016 MEETING MINUTES

A motion was made by Councilman Brad Hanley to accept the September 6th minutes with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Dana Sloan without further discussion and a unanimous vote.

SEPTEMBER COMPLAINTS

PUBLIC HEARING

COUNCIL BRIEFING
• Councilwoman Candy Silvers stated how much she enjoyed the Industry Expo recently held by the Kershaw County Committee 100.
• Councilwoman Dana Sloan read a statement regarding a disgruntled former employee that was continuing to make negative comments on social media about Council. She stated all of Council loves serving the Town of Elgin.
• Mayor Emmons stated Salem United Methodist Church is having a Yard/Bake sale October 8th and the proceeds will benefit the town benevolence fund. They have also invited any of our Officers on duty to come have lunch provided by them.
• Councilman Brad Hanley stated DOT will be repaving several roads in our County ie: Smith Road, Cook Road, Pine Street and Three Branches Road, just to name a few. He also wanted to promote the United Way Chili Cook Off to be held on October 22nd and tickets are $10.
• Councilman Ed Smith wanted to thank the owners of the property on the corner of Bowen and Highway 1 for demolishing the old warehouse.

OLD BUSINESS
Mayor Emmons presented the Business Module and stated that all of Council had been sent an email outlining the advantages of the module. She opened the floor for a motion or further discussion. Councilman Brad Hanley highlighted many of the benefits but recommended having another workshop so everyone could discuss their concerns or questions at that time. Councilwoman Dana Sloan asked if during the workshop they could address the Potter Park updates at that time. A workshop was scheduled for October 24th at 6pm to discuss the Business Module and Potter Park updates.

Councilwoman Sloan stated Mid-Carolina Credit Union will be granting a $2,500 matching campaign for the Park and she is researching a charitable on line fund like Go Fund Me for donations to the Park.

Mayor Emmons proposed endorsing the Kershaw County School Bond Referendum and Penny Sales Tax. Councilman Hanley made a motion to endorse the Bond Referendum with a 2nd motion by Councilman Smith to endorse the Kershaw County School Bond Referendum and Penny Sales Tax without further discussion and a unanimous vote. Mayor Emmons and Council signed an endorsement letter reflecting this.

NEW BUSINESS
Divya Reddy, Chief Quality Officer of Kershaw Health discussed the mission of Kershaw Health and the goals of the Staff and Physicians to provide the right care to the right patient. The 3 main goals are: Safe care, Patient experience and Care transitions to promote preventive care. These are all ways to help mange care and better serve the Community. Ms. Reddy asked if any of Council would like to volunteer for their Patient Advisory Team to contact her.

Mayor Emmons presented the 1st reading of Election Ordinance 231. Councilwoman Dana Sloan motioned to accept the 1st reading of Election Ordinance 231 with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Candy Silvers without further discussion and a unanimous vote.

Mayor Emmons presented a proclamation for ADK to member Karen Harmon declaring October 2016 Alpha Delta Kappa Month in Elgin.

PUBLIC FORUM
Cathe Epps spoke on behalf of the Kershaw County School Bond Referendum and stated if anyone needed bumper stickers or yard signs the Connell Law Firm could provide them.

Kelly Simmons III represented the Rocnation Center which is a new center in Elgin organized to help youths at risk. Rocnation stands for Representing our Christ throughout the nations. Mr. Simmons works for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and would like to work with the schools, etc. to assist anyone that may be at risk or need mentoring.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 7:10pm by Councilman Brad Hanley with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Candy Silvers, without further discussion and a unanimous vote.

Minutes submitted by Melony Hudso

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