Town of Little Mountain
August 13, 2019
The Little Mountain Town Council met on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Present for the meeting were Mayor Jana Jayroe, Council Members Marty Frick, Steve White, Charles Shealy and Melvin Bowers. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm and the welcome was given by Mayor Jayroe. Council Member Bowers gave the invocation.
Council reviewed the meeting minutes of the July 2019 regular meeting. A motion was made by Shealy and seconded by Bowers to accept the minutes as presented. The motion carried 5-0.
The financial report for July 2019 was reviewed by council. A motion to accept the report as information was made by Shealy and seconded by Frick. The motion carried 5-0.
In old business:
- There is no news on the sewer line.
- Council Member White discussed Section House repairs. Requests for bids were returned by MPI and Corder. Council reviewed the bids and Shealy motioned to accept the low bid from MPI ($5160.00). Frick seconded the motion and the motioned carried 5-0.
- Mayor Jayroe reported that the Election Commission had approved the polling place move from the Fire/Rescue Building to the Community Center. This move will be in effect February 2020.
- The new rental agreement for town facilities was reviewed by council. A motion to approve the agreement was made by Bowers and seconded by Frick. The motion carried 5-0. Council would like to review the agreement annually for any changes.
- Council requested that the Town Clerk send a letter to Mr. Johnny Willis and crew of the Newberry County Public Works Department to commend their work in getting the Reunion Park ready. Shealy noted that a lot of work went into fixing the storm drains in the park. Additionally, there was concern about the drain covers getting knocked off the bases with the beginning of school. After some discussion a motion was made by Shealy and seconded by Frick for Council Member White to move forward with having large landscaping rocks placed at the drains to keep vehicles from hitting the drain covers.
- Governmental Association Meeting was held on July 29. Council Members agreed that the presentation by the Dutch Fork Genealogy Society was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed the meal and the opportunity to tour the community center.
In new business:
- Shealy discussed the need for a storage unit. After discussion, council asked Shealy to get prices on a shed/unit approximately 10 x 16 with a floor and shelves. Council also discussed using the existing restrooms at the old shelter in Reunion Park for storage in the future.
- Mayor Jayroe announced that a doctor would now be available at the Derrick Medical Center five (5) days a week.
- Council discussed the need for an agreement between the town and the Dutch Fork Genealogy Society for the use of the community center. The agreement should include that no rent will be charged, what is expected from both the town and the society, etc.
- The town clerk gave an update on the financial report for the Reunion. Council agreed to have a post-Reunion meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 pm.
- An opening for the Senior Center is expected on October 1, 2019.
- A new computer, software, printer and possibly a scanner is needed by the town. The town clerk will work with an IT person she knows to get a price.
- Council discussed the Rocky Branch Trail Head signage. After some discussion, a motion was made by Frick and seconded by Shealy to accept the design and cost estimate of $1180. The motion carried 5-0.
- A request was made by the town clerk to change the date of the September 10th regular meeting. The clerk will be out of town on vacation with her family. Council agreed to move the regular meeting to Tuesday, September 17.
- Council reviewed a request for reimbursement for Marty Frick. The reimbursement was for expenses related to the Reunion. The reimbursement was reviewed and approved.
A motion was made at 7:41 pm by Shealy and seconded by White to enter executive session to discuss a contractual issue.
A motion was made by Shealy and seconded by White to resume the regular session meeting at 8:04 pm. A motion was made by Bowers and seconded by Frick to permit Mayor Jana Jayroe to implement the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the town and the Newberry County Council on Aging (NCCOA). The motion carried 5-0.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:08 pm.
Respectfully submitted by: