June 20, 2017
The Little Mountain Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The date of the meeting was changed due to schedule conflicts. Present for the meeting were Mayor Jana Jayroe, Council Members; Jeff Jefcoat, Melvin Bowers, Marty Frick and Charles Shealy.
Mayor Jayroe called the meeting to order at 6:32 pm. The welcome was given by Mayor Jayroe and the invocation was given by Bowers.
Council reviewed the meeting minutes of May 2017. A motion was made by Frick and seconded by Shealy to accept the minutes as presented. The motion carried 5-0.
The Council reviewed the financial report from May 2017. A motion was made by Jefcoat and seconded by Frick to accept the report as information. The motion carried 5-0.
A public hearing for the second reading of the 2017 – 18 FY Operating Budget was scheduled. Shealy called for the opening of the public hearing and Bowers seconded the motion. A public hearing was opened at 6:35 pm. No comments from the public were heard and the public hearing was closed at 6:36 pm. A motion to pass the second reading of the 2017 – 18 FY Operating Budget was made by Jefcoat and seconded by Frick, the motion carried 5-0.
Meghan Shealy was present and presented an overview of the Eagle Scout Project for Jacob Shealy. Jacob was unable to attend the council meeting due to a scout meeting being held at the same time. Shealy plans to complete the project by July 8. Some of the proposed work has been completed (set of steps built) and the remaining work includes; pressure washing the new stage and painting/staining the back and front, an additional set of steps on the other side and repairing benches around the old stage. Additional, Shealy has purchased patriotic banners for the front of the stage. Shealy also reported that the Road Race committee is now meeting and will begin to get the word out about the race.
Mayor Jayroe reported that deadlines have been set for the construction to begin at the Senior Center. The council will discuss specifics in a closed executive session. The target date for getting started is Oct/Nov.
Frick reported that the swing set should be completed with swings and mulch within a few days.
The town clerk has been notified that the town signs should be shipped out by Thursday. An invoice will follow.
Shealy reported that he attended the meeting for the I-26 upgrades. There are three (3) plans for the Little Mountain interchange. He was not aware of any time frame for the being of the project.
The Newberry County Law Enforcement Association requested funds for the upcoming county fireworks display. Mayor Jayroe indicated that if any council members wished to individually donate that would be appropriate.
A motion was made by Council Member Frick to hold an executive session and the motion was seconded by Bowers. The executive session was called to order at 7:08 pm.
At 8 pm a motion to end the executive session was made by Jefcoat and seconded by Shealy.
Mayor Jayroe made a motion to provide the town clerk with $500 for the additional duties working on the LM Reunion. Shealy seconded the motion and the motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Bowers to place a public notice at the Derrick Community Center regarding the upcoming construction. The notice should include that all personal items must be removed by August 30, 2017. Additionally the notice should state that all activities that wish to schedule continuation at the town hall should contact the town clerk. The motion was seconded by Frick and the motion carried 5-0.
With no further business, a motion to adjourn was made at 8:03 by Frick and seconded by Bowers.
Respectfully submitted by:
Cindy Farr, Town Clerk