May 1, 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, May 1st at 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 Councilman Brad Hanley to accept the April 3rd minutes with a 2nd motion by Councilman Ed Smith without further discussion and a unanimous vote.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    






None Reported






  • Councilman Ed Smith- Nothing
  • Councilman Brad Hanley- Nothing
  • Councilwoman Naomi Eyers- Nothing
  • Councilwoman Candy Silvers- Reminded those in attendance that The Wall That Heals is coming through Elgin around 9:15-9:30 on May 2
  • Mayor Emmons – Informed those in attendance that Town Hall will be handing out flags to those that stand along Main Street as The Wall That Heals travels through on May 2nd. The Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held on May 2nd @ 7pm with a total of 13 wreaths to be placed for the Kershaw County Veterans.  The Town of Elgin contributed (7) and American Legion of Camden contributed the additional (6) and all were made by the Elgin Florist with the names monogrammed by Nicole Silva, a local Elgin resident.  The Opening Ceremony will take place at 9:00 on May 3rd and it will be open (24) hours a day until Sunday, May 6th and the Closing Ceremony will take place @ 1:30.  This will be the only location in South Carolina that it will be displayed.  The PoDunk  Festival is this weekend with a Parade, live entertainment, vendors and food trucks.  Volunteers from Blaney Fire Department will be helping stage the Parade along with Emmons and Councilwoman Eyers.     
  • Town Attorney, John Wells – Requested an Executive Session at the end of the Agenda to discuss a contractural matter.







Brad Hanley-Potter Community Park Update-The Installer came back with border for chips,  installed today, but unclear if they will be packed or left loose, which may require a handicapped accessable ramp to be installed.  A committee meeting will take place when Dana Sloan returns to discuss benches and additional lighting.



Woody Goff- Executive Director for Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County introduced himself to Council and those in attendance.  He stated that he had been in his new position since November and he looks forward to partnering with the Town of Elgin for the Finally Friday Concert on May 25th at Potter Community Park.


Melissa Emmons- First reading of  the Ordinance 235-2018/2019 Budget-A motion was made by Councilman Brad Hanley to accept the first reading with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Candy Silvers with further discussion from Councilman Hanley regarding an explanation of expenditures.  He explained that we do not have to separate capital budget funds spent on projects such as Potter Park and that not all of the expenditures would be recurring, which also included the purchase of land at $285,000, but it is more realistic to be projected at $ 964.000, which includes funds set aside for the contingency account.  Without any further discussion, it passed with a unanimous.  A Budget Workshop is scheduled for May 22nd at 6pm.  


Chief Brown- Informed Council of a recent Drug Take Back Event that took place on May 5th with over 85 lbs of prescription drugs being turned in from our area and Camden took in over 300 Ibs.  The recent O’Reilly/Shriners Car Show made a profit of $4000.00 that will be donated to the Greenville Shriners Hospital and they expressed how much the participants and viewers enjoyed the new playground. 


A motion to amend the Agenda to add an Executive Session was made by Councilwoman Candy Silvers with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Naomi Eyers without further discussion and a unanimous vote.  A motion was made by Councilwoman Candy Silvers to go into Executive Session with a 2nd motion by Ed Smith.  Upon Returning, a motion to come out of Executive Session was made by Councilman Brad Handley with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Naomi Eyers without further discussion.  Mayor Emmons informed those in attendance that during the session to discuss a contractural matter, no action was taken.


A motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 7:36 pm by Councilman Brad Hanley with a 2nd motion by Councilwoman Candy Silvers, without further discussion and a unanimous vote.



                                                ____________________________ Approved: _________________________

Minutes submitted by Ansley Champe – June 1, 2018

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