May 2022 Meeting Minutes
The Little Mountain Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Derrick Community Center. Present for the meeting was Mayor Jana Jayroe, Council Members Marty Frick, Steve White, and David Bowers.
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by Mayor Jayroe. Mayor Jayroe welcomed guests to the meeting and Council Member Frick gave the invocation.
Council reviewed the meeting minutes of April 2022. A motion was made by Frick and seconded by Bowers to approve the minutes as presented. The motion carried 4-0.
Council reviewed the financial report of April 2022. Frick motioned to accept the report as information. The motion was seconded by White, and the motion carried 4-0.
Mayor and Council welcomed Peggy West and Rose Marie Favors to the Council meeting. West and Favors presented a program for the Newberry County Museum. The program highlighted an exhibit at the museum titled She said “Yes”! The exhibit will be featured through August 13, 2022 and includes objects and garments that date back more than 200 years highlighting wedding fashion. Council thanked West and Favors for their presentation and for their work with the museum.
Next, Council welcomed Joe White, Candidate for SC House of Representatives to the meeting. Mr. White is a first-time candidate and will be included in the primary election to be held on June 14. After his presentation, White thanked Council and asked for their support in the upcoming election.
Council reviewed the 2022-23 Operation Budget as presented. After some discussion, a motion was made by White and seconded by Bowers to accept and approve the 1st Reading of the 2022-23 Operating Budget. A public hearing will be held at the June meeting and the 2nd reading presented. The motion carried 4-0.
In old business the following topics and updates were discussed:
– Pedestrian Signs- The pedestrian signs are in and will be placed at the corner of Main and Pomaria Streets. Council will be working the County Transportation Committee (CTC) for placement of additional signage throughout town.
– Update on Maintenance Contract and Repairs – Council reviewed the maintenance projects list. A walk through of Reunion Park will be scheduled with Doug Moore to look at projects needed prior to the Reunion.
– Additional banners and brackets for the streetscape have been ordered and should be ready within the next few weeks.
– Mayor Jayroe is following up with contractors regarding the sewer connection for the Derrick Community Center.
– The new lawn maintenance contractor is catching up on problem areas around town. A presentation from the contractor will be scheduled at the June meeting.
– Planning for the Reunion is continuing. The planning committee will meet on May 19, 2022, at the Derrick Center.
The primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14. Council agreed to move the next regular council meeting to Monday, June 20 to accommodate the election schedule. If needed, a run-off primary will be held on June 28. The library will be closed for these dates.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:27 pm
Respectfully submitted by