April 3, 2018-Minutes

ELGIN TOWN COUNCIL                                           TOWN OF ELGIN, SC.

Mayor Melissa Emmons

Councilman Brad Hanley

Councilwoman Candy Silvers

Councilwoman Naomi Eyers

Councilman Ed Smith








The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, April 3rdat 6:00pm with Mayor Melissa Emmons presiding.




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





Mayor Melissa Emmons gave the invocation.





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



A motion was made by Councilwoman Candy Silvers to accept the March 6th minutes with a 2ndmotion by Councilman Brad Hanley without further discussion and a unanimous vote.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   



Penry Gustafson introduced herself as a candidate for SC House of Representatives District #52.  She is from Camden and a republican. 


Amy Kinard, Executive Director of KC Chamber of Commerce announced the Lender Match Maker Program to be held on April 24th, 2018.  This is where local lenders are matched with individuals wanting to open a business from 8am until 10am and they can contact the Chamber of Commerce to register.


KC Chairman Julian Burns stated Elgin News is the best newspaper!  He announced that Kershaw County is a finalist for the All American City and commended the Play Foundation for all their hard work.







  • Councilwoman Candy Silvers asked that the Town of Elgin signs be replaced as they are in bad shape. Town Attorney, John Wells stated to be mindful of the procurement code when considering the costs of replacing them.
  • Councilwoman Naomi Eyers had nothing to report
  • Councilman Brad Hanley stated he was recently at a COG meeting and the Census 2020 will need a complete count for the committee. Todd Shaffer is our local contact and it is imperative we have accurate numbers for the Town’s federal funding.  He also stated that even though they are receiving the financials every month he would like a graph to see the trend line of the general fund account balance. He would also still like to form a finance committee to maintain entering this information.
  • Councilman Ed Smith wanted to thank Greg Beck for him and his department’s assistance during a recent accident his daughter had.




  • Mayor Emmons gave Council a copy of the Kershaw County 2018 Economic Report.April 11this the State of the County breakfast at the Chamber of Commerce starting at 8am. April 14this the 1st5K walk/run – “Run for Roundup” starting at Blaney Elementary at 8am. April 28this the Law Enforcement Appreciation cookout at Potter Community Park hosted by Ben Connell Law Firm starting at 12pm.  May 6ththe Wall that Heals will be coming thru Elgin between 9:15-9:30 and ending at Historic Camden.  May 5this the PoDunk Festival with the parade starting at 10am and ending at Potter Community Park. 
  • Town Attorney, John Wells had nothing to report







Dana Sloan stated the last pieces of the playground equipment are on the paint line and April 16this the tentative install date.  Mayor Emmons asked how long the installation would take and Dana stated it would take approximately 2 days.




Chief Brown stated we have been under scrutiny for not spending all of the Seizure money and just completed the Seizure audit.  Therefore, he has ordered new laptops and thermal printers for all the patrol vehicles and has a plan to spend the remainder within the next 2-3 years. He and the Mayor have been very conscientious about the spending and will work together to form a plan for the remainder of the money.


Laurey Carpenter, Chair of the Play Foundation, gave an update for the All American City.  She stated that along with Cate Goff, Amy Kinard, Mike Conley, Connie Frith and Melissa Emmons they have assisted Kershaw County to be a finalist for The All American City.  It has taken 4 years of hard work to get to this point.  They will be traveling to Denver in June for the presentation portion of the competition.  She stated that Kershaw County offers free health care in our schools, graduation rates have increased and the school district is 1 of 13 in the US to get a grant for mental health.   She asked Council to help support their travel to Denver for this amazing event.



A motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 6:40 pm by Councilman Brad Hanley with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Candy Silvers, without further discussion and a unanimous vote.



                                                ____________________________ Approved: _________________________

Minutes submitted by Melony Hudson – April 23rd, 2018

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