Town of Little Mountain Meeting Minutes – July 14, 2020
The Little Mountain Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the Derrick Community Center. Present for the meeting were Mayor Jana Jayroe, Council Members Marty Frick, Charles Shealy and Steve White.
Mayor Jayroe welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Council Member Frick gave the invocation.
Council reviewed the meeting minutes of the June 9, 2020. A motion was made by Shealy to accept the meeting as presented. White made a second to the motion and the motion carried 4—0.
Council reviewed the financial report of June 2020. Council discussed business license collections. Council requested that the town clerk contact the SCDOR for a listings of Little Mountain businesses. Shealy motioned to accept the report as information. The motion was seconded by White and carried 4—0.
In other business:
- Council discussed the public hearing on the zoning issue for the Screaming Eagles held on June 10, 2020 at Reunion Park. The hearing was well attended by members of the community. Council discussed maintaining access into the property adjacent to the helipad. Jayroe said she would discuss this with the Bowers’. Council unanimously approved moving forward with the change in zoning. Jayroe will contact Anne Peters and council will begin the ordinance process at the August meeting.
- The Derrick Center Library reopened on Tuesdays and Thursdays on June 16 from 10 am – 4 pm. Leah Bush returned as the Library Manager. Leah has reported that traffic is slow at this time. An “open” flag and flagpole, as well as a sandwich board have been purchased to place outside so visitors will know when the library is open. Kim has resumed cleaning every two (2) weeks at this time. Kim has reported large numbers of spiders, spiderwebs, etc. in the library. The town clerk will call and request a one-time spraying from Terminix inside the facility.
- No recent news regarding the I-26 widening project. The town clerk will contact the SCDOT representative for an update.
- Council discussed the status of the quilters in town hall. After a brief discussion, council agreed that the quilters can resume activities. Everyone is asked to practice social distancing.
- Council Member Shealy reported that he spoke with Mr. Knight regarding the sidewalk project. During the conversation Shealy pointed out two major areas needing immediate attention, Knight will follow up. According to Mr. Knight, the information on the sidewalks will be submitted in August. Shealy said he hoped to have additional information at the September meeting.
- Council discussed the rental of the Section House. So far there has been no interest. Frick will check on a rental sign for the property.
- Shealy reported that he has talked with Chase at Mine Creek Services regarding the lawn maintenance. Currently Mine Creek has cut one time and council was pleased with the work.
- On the sewer update, Mayor Jayroe reported that NCWSA was waiting on a right of way from one property owner before moving forward.
- Corder Pest Control has completed the annual termite treatment for the Section House. Frick has repaired the holes in the floor. Corder reported that there was moisture on front side of the house next to Pomaria Street.
- Election petitions are due by tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15 at noon. Following the petitions being turned in, the town clerk will remind candidates of filing the statement of economic interest.
- Council discussed the continuing issue of traffic and excessive speed in town. Council Member White shared information he received on solar speed monitors. After a brief discussion, a motion was made by Frick and seconded by Shealy to send out a bid for the monitors. The motion carried 4-0.
- Council discussed the new auditing process that Mr. Cornelision talked about at the June meeting. The town clerk will contact the new auditing firm to receive and estimate of cost before moving forward.
- Mayor Jayroe discussed the need for an advertising space in town. Businesses have recently been allowed to display signs along the highway, but this is not a practice that Council would like to continue. This was allowed due to businesses trying to reopen following the COVID19 shut down. Jayroe asked the council to brainstorm a location and effective way for businesses to advertise without the roadside signs.
- The Cotton Press has requested streetlights for their business. Mayor Jayroe has been in contact with representatives from Dominion but has not heard back. The town clerk will reach out to Dominion to follow up.
- Kim Crumpton will begin cleaning the parks in August. The town clerk will work with her during the transition.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm.
Respectfully submitted by:
Cindy Farr, Town Clerk