October 7, 2014-Minutes

ELGIN TOWN COUNCIL                                          TOWN OF ELGIN, SC.

Mayor Brad Hanley

Councilwoman Melissa Emmons

Councilman Edward Smith

Councilwoman Dana Sloan

Councilwoman Candy Silvers

 

ELGIN TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES FOR OCTOBER 7, 2014

CALL TO ORDER

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:00pm with Mayor Brad Hanley presiding.

ROLL CALL

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

INVOCATION

Councilwoman Melissa Emmons gave the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

ACCEPTANCE OF SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 MEETING MINUTES

A motion was made by Councilwoman Melissa Emmons to accept the September 2 minutes with one correction to change the sign at Potter Community Park from a temporary sign to a permanent sign per Councilwoman Dana Sloan and this was 2nd by Councilman Ed Smith without further discussion, with a unanimous vote.

 

SEPTEMBER COMPLAINTS

None

 

OLD BUSINESS

Councilwoman Dana Sloan gave an update on Potter Park. She stated there was a meeting Monday, October 6, where the committee discussed the memorial benches, ideas for the playground and lighting. Mayor Hanley recommended due to the current usage of Potter Park that a workshop be scheduled to work on insurance issues, usage, portable restrooms and a fee schedule for upcoming events in the future. A workshop was scheduled for October 14, 2014 at 6pm.

Randy Pruitt discussed the street lighting in Woodland Palms subdivision. Mr. Pruitt has discussed with David Brown, the developer, and Duke Energy regarding the need for additional lighting. Mr. Pruitt is awaiting a reply from Rick with Duke Energy, as there are 2 choices of lighting fixtures and once the decision is made on the choice Duke Energy can start installing the additional lighting. Mr. Pruitt is also awaiting the layout for Phase 2 so he can address the lighting in that area as well.

Randy Pruitt addressed the issue with the current Charity/Special Events permit, as it reads now; it allows for 2 charity events per calendar year per business site. Mr. Pruitt would like it changed to read: 2 charity events per calendar year and only 1 per business site. He feels by making this change the community will not be overwhelmed by the same event taking place at the same location more often than it should.

Mayor Hanley presented the 2nd reading for the amendment to Zoning Ordinance section 5.3 Table 4 regarding section B for sign usage within the town limits. A motion was made by Councilwoman Dana Sloan to accept the second reading as is and this was 2nd by Councilwoman Candy Silvers without further discussion, with a unanimous vote.

Mayor Hanley opened and read the sealed bids received for 1200 Ross Street. The first bid was from Kendal Eyers for $1,200, the second bid was from Brian Eyers for $2,300 and the final bid was a 2nd bid from Brian Eyers for $5,000. Mayor Hanley asked Clerk Melony Hudson to approach the Town Attorney in regards to the later bid being accepted due to the date and higher amount.

 

PUBLIC MEETING

NEW BUSINESS

Mayor Hanley presented the Mayor’s Award to Mr. Jim Ryan for his dedicated service to our community for assisting the elderly. He is retired from the Military and active in the Shriners. Mr. Ryan was very appreciative and assured the Mayor and Town Council he would continue his service to the community or anyone that needs his help.

Mayor Hanley asked that Town Council vote on the acceptance of Mrs. Michelle James as the Town’s new Junior Municipal Judge. A motion was made by Councilwoman Melissa Emmons to accept the first recommendation and this was 2nd by Councilman Ed Smith without further discussion, with a unanimous vote.

Mrs. James was sworn in and is now The Town of Elgin’s Junior Municipal Judge. She will be trained and assisted by our current Chief Municipal Judge, David Reuwer.

Councilwoman Melissa Emmons notified Town Council of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to take place on December 4th, 2014 at 7pm

Mayor Hanley informed Town Council of the decision to have the Town Employee Christmas Party on November 23rd, 2014 at 1:30pm. The location will be confirmed by Clerk Melony Hudson.

Mayor Hanley notified Town Council of the application for Citizen of the Year. The application can be found on the Town of Elgin web site, at Town Hall or in the Elgin News. Applications must be received by November 7th in order to be considered.

Mayor Hanley reiterated the law that was passed by the Attorney General’s Office regarding cell phone usage. This new law will supersede and rescind Town Ordinance 224.

 

CHARITY PERMIT REQUESTS

9/27                          Cub Scout Pack 316, AutoZone – Popcorn Booth/Car Wash         

9/26 & 9/27          Knights of Columbus, Elgin IGA – Annual Tootsie Roll Drive          

 

10/3 & 10/4          Knights of Columbus, Food Lion – Annual Tootsie Roll Drive        

10/4 & 11/8          BE Museum Comm., Elgin IGA – Wreath Sale                 

10/18 & 11/22     BE Museum Comm., Ronnie’s Ribs – Wreath Sale                     

10/25 & 11/29     BE Museum Comm., Déjà vu Thrift – Wreath Sale

 

PUBLIC FORUM

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 6:45pm by Councilwoman Dana Sloan with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Candy Silvers, with a unanimous vote.

Minutes submitted by Melony Hudson – October 9, 2014

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