The Little Mountain Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 11 2017 at the Little Mountain Town Hall. Present for the meeting were Mayor Jana Jayroe, Council Members Charles Shealy, Marty Frick, Melvin Bowers and Jeff Jefcoat. The call to order was given by Jayroe at 6:30 pm and the invocation was given by Jefcoat.
Council reviewed the meeting minutes from March 2017. A motion was made by Shealy and seconded by Frick to accept the minutes as presented. The motion carried 5-0.
Council reviewed the financial report ending March 2017. A motion was made by Jefcoat and seconded by Shealy to accept the report as information. The motion carried 5-0.
Council discussed the swings at Little Mountain Elementary School. Council Member Frick has been working with the county and the installer to get the area prepped.
Council Member Shealy had earlier shared a detailed listing of areas to be mowed and /or maintained for lawn maintenance. Some corrections were made an updated listing of the areas was shared. There was still a question regarding the cutting around the fire department. Mayor Jayroe will send the listing to the town attorney for review. The lawn maintenance for the town will continue on a month to month basis until a new bid proposal can be awarded.
Council Member Shealy stated that he and Mrs. Shealy are planning to donate some small plantings to the sign area in front of Rocky Branch. Council thanked Shealy. Council also discussed that Reunion Park was going to be in need.
Council Member Bowers stated that visitors to Rocky Branch have been crossing private property lines and fishing on Stoudemire property. It was suggested that signs be placed at Rocky Branch that indicate No Hunting or Fishing on Trail Head and also to place Private Property Beyond This Point signs at the location where people are crossing. Mayor Jayroe will check with the SC Prison Sign Shop to see if they can make the signs or have existing signs.
Mayor Jayroe reported that there was no news on the capital sales tax project.
Council discussed that the Newberry DOT office was moving the speed limit on Hwy 202 within the town limits to 35 mph. Council Member Frick and Bowers noted that numerous traffic stops had recently occurred within town and seemed to have helped with the speeding. Frick noted that he did not want Little Mountain to be known as a “speed trap” but the excessive speeding was a safety concern. Frick noted that he had recently seen signs posted in neighborhood that said “Drive Like Your Children Lived Here”. He felt this was a good reminder for everyone and would like to see some similar signage in town. Council agreed that they would like for the Sherriff’s Department and Highway Patrol to continue periodic supervision of the traffic.
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. Meghan Shealy described how the scholarship would be awarded. The fund will award two $1200 scholarships to students from Mid-Carolina that show excellence is academics, athletics and community. Meghan stressed that this scholarship will encourage community involvement.
Mayor Jayroe stated that there is no sign in town that directs people to the Reunion Park and there is also nothing to identify the town hall. She will check again with the Prison Sign Shop or the county to see if these signs are available or can be made.
Council Member Shealy discussed the possibility of metal (magnetic) name tags for Council to wear at meetings and other official events. The town clerk got a price of $6.50 plus tax per tag from a local vendor. A motion was made by Frick and seconded by Bowers to purchase the name tags.
The Little Mountain Reunion Committee is meeting following the council meeting to begin planning for the 2017 Reunion.
Council Member Jefcoat noted that street signs around town that were missing, bent or falling down had been repaired.
With no further business, a motion to adjourn was made by Jefcoat and seconded by Bowers. The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 pm. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Town Hall.
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