February 6, 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, February 6that 6:00pm with Mayor Melissa Emmons presiding.




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





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 January 2ndminutes with a 2ndmotion by Councilman Brad Hanley without further discussion and a unanimous vote.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   



Chairman Julian Burns announced the Kershaw County application submitted for The All American County that will attract businesses.  He also discussed the Vision 2030 which will be further outlined at their County Retreat.  He stated the following updates for Kershaw County:  the CCTC is offering 2 years of free education for qualified students, schools are being renovated, he reminded everyone the Census 2020 is rapidly approaching – which Elgin is compliant and May 3rdthe Vietnam Moving Wall will be making its path through Kershaw County.



Jennifer Grimes of 1021 Kelly Street made a formal complaint regarding a rooster crowing and possible neglect at 1029 Kelly Street.  Town Clerk contacted the Zoning Administrator and Chief Brown.  An Officer went by the location on 3 separate occasions and found no roosters crowing or neglect.  Town Clerk sent a letter to current resident of 1029 Kelly Street with a copy of the Chicken Ordinance.







  • Councilwoman Candy Silvers asked if the Christmas Lights at Potter Park would be taken down soon. Town Clerk, Melony Hudson, stated she had contacted Bruce Bacon at Fairfield Electric and he will have them removed within the next week.
  • Councilman Brad Hanley stated Santee Lynches COG program has a respite care program for Alzheimer’s/Dementia patients and money is available to assist with the costs for care. Josh Hublen is the Administrator and Connie Munn is the Director.  Their phone number is 803-775-7381.  Secondly, due to waste water issues The Town can apply for CBDG grants depending on the lowest income to moderate income ratio.  Lastly, since the 2020 Census is rapidly approaching he wanted to encourage everyone to participate by completing the survey sent to them as that affects the Town’s federal funding.
  • Councilman Ed Smith asked that Council start receiving the credit card statements again.Town Clerk, Melony Hudson, stated she would start putting them in their boxes as the new accounting module allows items to be outlined on the check stub that accompanies the statement.  She asked if he wanted copies of the receipts and Council stated no since they will have the check stub.
  • Mayor Emmons stated the AdHoc fire study has allowed for the purchase of software to keep records of calls to backup a request and then the committee will review the information in 6 months. She thanked Blaney Fire Chief, Greg Beck for his service to the West Wateree Committee. She reminded everyone that several Railroad Crossings will be down for the next 2-3 days, which is a safety concern; therefore, everyone needs to be mindful and prepared to take alternate routes. She announced the “Run for Roundup”, Elgin’s 1st5k run/walk which is a certified course and she will update Council at the March meeting.  She reminded everyone that the Vietnam Moving Wall will be coming through Kershaw County and staged at Historic Camden May 3rd– 6th.


Town Attorney, John Wells had nothing to report







Dana Sloan stated the play ground equipment had been ordered but was on back order and should be in by late February or early March and it is turnkey.  She stated she sent an email to Randy Pruitt regarding setbacks, etc. and is awaiting his reply.  She would like to have 1 more park meeting regarding park benches, as the company the play ground equipment was purchased through offers discounts and they would like to purchase 13-14 park benches.  She stated she will be going to a basic grant writing workshop this week through CDBG in order to help with grant writing for a community center.






A motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 6:22 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 – February 12th, 2018

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