The Little Mountain Town council met in regular session on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Present for the meeting was Mayor Jana Jayroe, council Members Marty Frick, Charles Shealy, Jeff Jefcoat and Melvin Bowers.
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by Mayor Jayroe and invocation was given by Bowers.
Council reviewed the meeting minutes of August 8, 2017. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Jefcoat and seconded by Shealy. The motion carried 5-0. Council reviewed the minutes of the special meeting on August 29. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Frick and seconded by Jefcoat. Motion carried 5-0.
The financial report for August 2017 was reviewed A motion to accept the report as information was made by Frick and seconded by Jefcoat. The motion carried 5-0.
In other business:
- Penny Tax Project – Shealy reported that he had taken several loads of trash to the recycling center following the center clean up. Bowers will contact NCCOA to ask about the exercise equipment. Jayroe has received a copy of the pre-planning invlice but no plans.
- The sign for the scheduling of the ball field has not been placed. NC Recreation will post the sign. Jayor will contact Gerdie Lake to inquire as to when the sign might be posted.
- The Section House will be vacant October 1. The town clerk will check with all the utilities and have them placed in the town’s name. Council would like to get an estimate for winterizing the pipes and underpinning for the Section House. Council will do a walk through after October 1.
- There is no news on the lawn maintenance contract. Jayroe will contact the town attorney for a time line of when a contract might be ready for review. Council agreed that they would like to have the contract in place by the end of the year.
- Frick has called Nature’s Edge and requested a meeting regarding Rocky Branch. council discussed having to purchase surface material since the donated material is not available at this time. Jefcoat will ride through the trail and check for fallen trees. Council Member Shealy noted that he had checked Reunion Park for fallen limbs as well since the storm earlier in the month. To complete Rocky Branch; the trail surface must be completed, an arbor placed at the beginning of the trail, maps and brochures displayed. Mayor and council agreed on a target date of January 1, 2018 to complete the trail head.
- Council discussed numerous repairs needed. The town clerk will contact Pete Kohl for an estimate. Mayor Jayroe asked members to come to the October meeting with ideas of other repairs that needed to be completed including storage ideas.
Shealy removed the Reunion banners around town. Frick commented that he would like to get additional banners and leave some up in the downtown area all the time. council agreed to look at prices for additional banners.
Shealy received a letter from Michael Hood, SCDOT regarding the I-26 Project. The letter indicated that Hood would consider a meeting with Council to review and discuss the project. The town clerk will contact Hood for possible meeting dates.
Jayroe thanks Sue and Mike Eleazer for attending the meeting. The Eleazer’s are members of the Dutch Fork Genealogical Society. The Eleazer’s commented that they enjoyed the Reunion and asked council to consider changing the vendor fee for nonprofit organizations. Jayroe commented that the fees are the same for all vendors that no person, business or organization is discriminated against.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:17 pm.
Respectfully submitted by: