Town of Little Mountain
June 8, 2021 Meeting
The Little Mountain Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at the Derrick Community Center. Present for the meeting were Mayor Jana Jayroe, Council Members Marty Frick, Laura McLeod, David Bowers and Steve White. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm and Bowers gave the invocation.
Council reviewed the meeting minutes of the May 2021 meeting. A typographical error was noted. A motion was made by Bowers and seconded by White to accept the minutes with the correction. The motion carried 5-0.
Council reviewed the financial report of May 2021. A motion was made by Frick to accept the report as information. The motion was seconded by Bowers and the motion carried 5-0.
Mayor Jayroe and Council welcomed the Mid-State Quail and Dove Members to the meeting. Donnie Brown spoke on behalf of the group. The group is interested in scheduling the Reunion Park for September 24 and 25. On Sept 25, a BBQ competition fund raiser would be held. In addition, a local band will play on the stage, a silent auction will be held and other activities such as DNR fishing booth and ax throwing would be featured. The group plans to have alcohol sells and they will apply for the appropriate licenses and insurance, etc. Council supports the use of the park for community activities and welcomed the event. Mr. Brown will contact the town clerk to confirm the park rental.
Dutch Fork Genealogy reported that they are now open on Wednesdays. The have had people from across the US to contact them regarding ancestry including Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Texas. The group will also start taking appointments on Saturdays. They have recently had two major donations of ancestry documentation.
Mayor Jayroe asked for a motion to open the public hearing on the 2021-22 Operating Budget. A motion was made by Frick and seconded by White. The public hearing was opened at 6:55 pm. Charles Shealy was present and commented that the town center gazebo roof needed repair. Council Member Frick responded that he has contacted numerous contractors but has been unable to get an estimate to repair. Shealy asked about that and other repairs and general maintenance in the budget. Frick and Jayroe commented that monies for the general repair and maintenance of town properties continues to be an item in the budget. Council Member Bowers is going to contact Todd Sanders for a possible estimate. After no further comments, the public hearing was closed at 7:00 pm. A motion was made by Frick and seconded by Bowers to accept the 21-22 Operating Budget as presented. The motion carried unanimously 5-0
In old business:
- There is no update on the sewer line or on the I-26 widening.
- Council Member White reported that he hopes to get an estimate for the pavement markings within the week.
In new business:
The Reunion Planning Committee will meet on June 17 to begin planning for the cornhole tournament fundraiser.
Council discussed having special work session meetings to resolve numerous issues. Priority issues for council this year include Trash and Noise Ordinances, Signage, Annexation and Christmas Planning and Budget. Council Member McLeod will work on a presentation to share with Council at the July meeting on the Pros and Cons of Annexation. Mayor Jayroe encouraged members to talk to citizens and get feedback on growth at the 26 interchange.
A motion to adjourn was made by White and seconded by Frick. The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 pm.
Respectfully submitted by:
Cindy Farr, Town Clerk