Town of Little Mountain
Meeting Minutes – May 2017
The Little Mountain Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Little Mountain Town Hall. Present for the meeting were Mayor Jana Jayroe, Council Members Charles Shealy and Marty Frick. Also present for the meeting was Tim Cornelison, the town auditor. The call to order was given by Jayroe at 6:34 pm and the invocation was given by Shealy.
Council reviewed the meeting minutes from April 2017. A motion was made by Shealy and seconded by Frick to accept the minutes as presented. The motion carried 3-0.
Council reviewed the financial report ending April 2017. A motion was made by Shealy and seconded by Frick to accept the report as information. The motion carried 3-0.
Council welcomed Tim Cornelison to the meeting. Mr. Cornelison has completed the FY 2015-16 audit for the town. Mr. Cornelison made numerous comments about the audit and stressed that there was an increase in cash and accrual for the town. Mr. Cornelison stated that he gave completed audit a clean opinion.
Council had the first reading of the FY 2017-2018 budget. The fiscal year for the town has changed and the new financial year will begin July 1. After a brief review and discussion a motion was made by Frick to approve the budget for first reading and Shealy seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Council discussed the swings at Little Mountain Elementary School. Council Member Frick has been working with the county and the installer to compete the project. The swings have been installed and Frick has done some work around the area to clear rocks etc. After some discussion, a motion was made by Shealy to add mulch to the area if needed. Frick seconded the motion and the motion carried 3-0.
Mayor Jayroe stated that she is still working with the town attorney to develop the lawn maintenance contract.
The town clerk has been in touch with prison industries to have signs made for the town. The clerk will develop a listing of signs discussed in the meeting and send them out for corrections, additions or deletions prior to moving forward.
Mayor Jayroe reported that while there was no news on the capital sales tax project, she had heard from the Council on Aging. During construction there will be no meals served at the center.
Council discussed the water tower and would like to see the new town logo on the tower. Mayor Jayroe will forward the request and logo to the Water and Sewer Authority.
Council discussed that the Newberry DOT office will be moving the speed limit on Hwy 202 within the town limits to 35 mph. Frick discussed the possibility of having double yellow, no passing zones, along Highway 202. Jayroe will discuss this with the DOT.
Mayor Jayroe announced that the Tears of Joy shop would be closing. Council briefly discussed other uses for the house including a professional office. Squirrel traps have been set again.
Council discussed the Memorandum of Agreement between the Town and the Little Mountain Reunion. The monies raised from the Reunion Road Race will be used for the Glenn Shealy Scholarship Fund. The fund will award two $1200 scholarships to students from Mid-Carolina that show excellence is academics, athletics and community. After the award of the scholarship, the information will be forwarded to the town clerk for checks to be written directly to the colleges.
Movies in the Park will be held on May 13. Council will meet at 7:30 to set up for popcorn and drinks. Drinks and popcorn will be free. Council discussed the purchase of a popcorn popper. After some discussion, Coucil agreed to check at Cromer’s Peanuts for a popper large enough to accommodate the needs of the movie goers.
Council Member Frick has met with Jacob’s Fencing to discuss repairs to the ball field. Numerous repairs are needed prior to the Reunion. Repairs can be made for approximately $980. Council Member Shealy motioned to move forward with the repairs. The motion was seconded by Frick and carried 3-0. Mayor Jayroe commented that council need to look at electrical and water needs for the ball field in the near future.
The Little Mountain Reunion Committee will meet on May 18 at 7:30 pm.
Mayor Jayroe stated that zoning and fire ant issues will need to be included on the June Agenda.
The meeting was moved to Reunion Park to access any repairs and improvements needed prior to the Reunion. Meghan and Jacob Shealy met council at the park. Shealy will be working on his Eagle Scout Project by completing a project at the park. The following items were noted:
– Steps at the new stage need to be replaced. An additional set of steps need to be added to the other side of the stage.
– Covers are needed on electrical outlets at the back of the stage
– Several boards need to be replaced at the back of the stage
– The stage and fence need to be cleaned and painted or stained.
– At the old stage, some flooring needs to be replaced
– Electrical at the old stage needs to be checked
– Benches in old stage area need to be removed or boards replaced. Benches could potential be better placed around new swing area
– In restrooms, at least one toilet seat needs replacing
Shealy indicated that he was willing to work on the new stage area with steps, cleaning and painting or staining. He plans to have work completed well before the Reunion.
With no further business, a motion to adjourn was made by to adjourn the meeting at 8:29 pm.
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