Town of Little Mountain
February 2021 Meeting Minutes
The Little Mountain Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 via Zoom video conferencing at 6:30 pm. Present for the meeting were Mayor Jana Jayroe, Council Members Steve White, Marty Frick, Laura McLeod and David Bowers. Also present were leaders and members of the Boy Scouts for the local Little Mountain troop.
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm and the invocation was given by Mayor Jayroe. Mayor Jayroe welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Council reviewed the meeting minutes of January 2021. A motion to accept the minutes as presented was made by Frick and seconded by Bowers, the motion carried 5-0.
Council reviewed the financial report for January 2021. Council Member Frick noted the elevated water bill at Reunion Park. The Town Clerk has called the plumber to check on this since the water has been turned off to the park. The Town Clerk will follow up. A motion to accept the report as information was made by Frick and seconded by White. The motion carried 5-0.
In other business:
- Council Member Bowers has measured for shelving in the storage areas at Reunion Park. After some discussion, a motion was made by Frick and seconded by White to spend up to $500 on shelving units. The motion carried 5-0.
- There is not a lot of traffic at the library. The senior center is in session but has fewer participants due to the pandemic.
- Stripping for parking areas and staining bench at Reunion Park was discussed with the Boy Scouts. With additional planning the Scouts indicated that they are willing to take on these projects.
- Council Member Frick has inspected at the town center gazebo roof which needs repair. Frick is looking for someone to give a bid for mental and shingles. Frick will update Council when he has additional information.
- The lock on the door at the Section House has needed repair several times recently. Council Members Bowers and Frick will either permanently repair or replace the lock.
- The sewer line is ready, and customers can tap onto the line. The community center will connect to the sewer line. The town clerk will contact the NCWSA to complete payment and any paperwork. Shealy Plumbing has been contacted and will complete the work.
- There is no new information about the I26 project.
- The sidewalk project has been completed.
- Council discussed the speed monitors. The information received from the monitors has been interested and seems to be slowing down traffic. After several weeks of data are collected the information can be shared with the Sheriff’s Department and Highway Patrol to determine the best times of day to patrol area. Council discussed additional signage for area, but no action was taken. Council Member McLeod suggested posting a public service announcement on the town’s social media page to encourage people to slow down and be safe.
- Interest in the business directory board has been very good. The placards for the board should be in within the next few weeks. Council discussed putting a design logo on the back of the board.
In new business:
The town clerk asked Council if they would like to have a guest speaker at the March meeting to begin discussing the new standardize business license law that goes into effect in 2022. The Town Clerk will schedule Jeff Shacker with the Municipal Association of South Carolina.
Council Member McLeod and Mayor Jayroe discussed the creation of a town newsletter. Several years ago, the town had a newsletter that went out a few times, but Mayor Jayroe would like to see the newsletter go out regularly. McLeod suggested getting information from various sources such as an article from the library, the medical center, senior center news etc. McLeod volunteered oversee this project for council.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:28 pm.
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