September 5, 2017-Minutes

ELGIN TOWN COUNCIL                                           TOWN OF ELGIN, SC.

Mayor Melissa Emmons

Councilman Brad Hanley

Councilwoman Candy Silvers

Councilwoman Naomi Eyers

Councilman Ed Smith

 

 

ELGIN TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES FOR SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2017

 

CALL TO ORDER

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, September 5th at 6:00pm with Mayor Melissa Emmons presiding.

 

ROLL CALL

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

 

INVOCATION

Mayor Melissa Emmons gave the invocation.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

 

ACCEPTANCE OF AUGUST 1ST, 2017 MEETING MINUTES

A motion was made by Councilman Ed Smith to accept the August 1st                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              minutes with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Naomi Eyers without further discussion and a unanimous vote (Mayor Emmons recused herself).


PUBLIC FORUM

Chairman Julian Burns discussed the formation of the Ad-Hoc Committees for Kershaw County SRO’s , Growth and Fire Services, which are being led by County Councilman Sammy Tucker and County Councilman Ben Connell.

 

Mr. John Storemeski stated that since the Town would not pay for an entrance sign for White Hills he requested copies of the 2017-2018 Budget and copies of bank statements for the last 6 months.

 

AUGUST COMPLAINTS

No formal complaints were filed

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

COUNCIL BRIEFING

  • Councilman Ed Smith had nothing to report
  • Councilwoman Naomi Eyers had nothing to report
  • Councilwoman Candy Silvers had nothing to report
  • Mayor Emmons gave the following updates: The Solar Eclipse event had over 1500 people attend with assistance from Elgin Police Department, Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department, Kershaw County Library, Kershaw County Recreation and various first responders. Town Hall is accepting donations for Hurricane Harvey victims and Concord Baptist Church will be delivering the items September 16th. Hurricane Irma is being closely watched by Kershaw County and has 185 mph winds.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Mayor Melissa Emmons proposed an amendment to the 2017-2018 budget for the following three items:

  • Davis Disposal Contract increase from $4,200 to $4,700 monthly with an increase of $4,500 total. A motion was made by Mayor Melissa Emmons to increase the garbage budget for 2017-2018 with a recommendation to rebid the contract at the end of June 2018 with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Candy Silvers without further discussion and a unanimous vote.
  • A motion was made by Mayor Melissa Emmons to increase the storm water management for the 2017-2018 Budget from $19,000 to $33,500 with a difference of $14,500 with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Naomi Eyers without further discussion and a unanimous vote.
  • A motion was made by Mayor Melissa Emmons to decrease the Contingency fund for the 2017-2018 budget from $129,783 to $110,783 with a difference of $19,000 to offset the garbage and storm water increases with a 2nd motion by Councilman Ed Smith without further discussion and a unanimous vote.

 

Councilman Brad Hanley discussed the Community Center Renderings for Potter Community Park in which conflicts had been addressed. Option1 seemed to have the most pro’s and least con’s and would allow for the walking tract proceed as is with the possibility of adding another shelter. It was also discussed keeping Potter Drive and the possibility of CTC maintaining it. If Potter Drive is removed it would involve a lot of delays, paper work and notices; therefore, keeping it would require the least amount of maintenance possible. A motion was made by Councilman Brad Hanley to approve the Resolution of accepting Option 1 Rendering for Potter Community Park with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Candy Silvers without further discussion and a unanimous vote

 

COMMITTEE MEETING BREIFING

Dana Sloan stated that 3 years ago today was the ribbon cutting at Potter Community Park and she discussed the advancements that have been made since that time with the approval for the funding of the walking trail in November of 2016.

NEW BUSINESS

Chief Brown recognized Lt. Ed Hines for his outstanding service as a reserve Officer for the Elgin Police Department since August 1997 contributing over 10,000 hours. Chief Brown presented Lt. Hines with the Chief’s Award for his loyalty and dedication of 20 years with the Elgin Police Department.

 

WoodmenLife presented Chief Brown with a US flag as part of their recognition of first responders in remembrance of September 11. They also donated a US flag to the Blaney Fire Department (Chief Beck was unable to be present due to receiving a call)

 

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 7:01pm by Councilwoman Candy Silvers with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Naomi Eyers, without further discussion and a unanimous vote.

 

 

                                                ____________________________ Approved: _______________ __________

Minutes submitted by Melony Hudson – September 18th, 2017

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