September 25, 2017-Special Business Meeting Minutes

ELGIN TOWN COUNCIL                                          TOWN OF ELGIN, SC.

Mayor Melissa Emmons

Councilman Brad Hanley

Councilwoman Candy Silvers

Councilwoman Naomi Eyers

Councilman Ed Smith







The Special meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Monday, September 25 at 6:00pm with Mayor Melissa Emmons presiding.



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


The only item on the Agenda was discussion of the contract with Davis Disposal. Mr. Davis had sent notices out within the town limits requesting homeowners to purchase a “toter” trash receptacle and had proposed a $500 a month increase for the trash collection service the Town provides to residents.


Council addressed several concerns regarding the tonnage and new requirements. Councilman Hanley asked Mr. Davis several questions about a proposal for an increase of $500 a month and the basis of the increase, resulting in the following: 1) Davis Disposal does not charge the town for tonnage delivered to the county landfill, 2) there were 42 more customers added to the garbage pickup service since last year, when the agreed upon monthly fee billed to the town was $4,200, 3) it had been previously calculated that each additional customer would result in an increase paid to Davis Disposal of $7.08/month.


Therefore, councilman Hanley, with math done by Councilman Smith, determined an increase of $300 month as appropriate and fair, with Mr. Davis agreeing, resulting in a savings to the town of $2400 a year. The contract monthly charge to the Town was decreased from $4,700.00 to $4,500.00 and $7.08 monthly for a new service order. Town Clerk, Melony Hudson will notify Davis Disposal of when a new Certificate of Occupancy is issued and add $7.08 to the monthly payment made to Davis Disposal.

Mr. Davis had notified the town of problems with customers not having trash cans for him to pick up, cans with no lids and other similar issues causing a mess for his collectors. To remedy those problems, the town agreed with Mr. Davis that customers be presented with the option of either renting or buying a type of trash can that can be dumped hydraulically, rather than manually lifting bags from trash cans.


Mayor Emmons then asked Mr. Davis to change the cut off service date from October 1st to November 1st to allow residents more time to make the new transition, which Mr. Davis agreed to allow. Mr. Davis agreed to give homeowners until November 1st, 2017 to obtain the appropriate “toter” trash receptacle before ceasing service.


A Motion was made by Councilman Brad Hanley to approve the new contract to be drafted by Town Attorney, John Wells and authority given to Mayor Emmons to sign the new contract of $4,500.00 a month plus $7.08 monthly for each additional service and 2nd by Councilwoman Naomi Eyers without further discussion and with a unanimous vote.



Motion to adjourn by Mayor Emmons at 6:37 p.m. with a unanimous vote


Minutes submitted by Melony Hudson – September 26, 2017

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