Town of Little Mountain
Meeting Minutes – February 14, 2023
The Little Mountain Town Council met in regular session at the Derrick Community Center on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Present for the meeting were Mayor Jana Jayroe, Council Members Marty Frick, Laura McLeod, and Steve White. Mayor Jayroe called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm and McLeod gave the invocation. Council welcomed Newberry County Councilman, Karl Sease, to the meeting.
Minutes of the January 2023 meeting was reviewed. A motion was made by Frick and seconded by McLeod to approve the minutes as presented. The motion carried.
Council reviewed the financial report for January 2023. A motion to accept the report as information was made by Frick and seconded by McLeod. The motion carried.
In old business:
- The sewer connection for the community center is still delayed due to weather. The Town clerk will reach out for a new estimate on the scheduling for the project.
- Council Member McLeod reported that the website committee has decided on Kyle Hart at Pixsym for the new town and reunion websites. The former website provider has been helpful in providing Pixsym with needed information. It is hoped that facilities rental will be up and running by March 1. There will also be new email addresses for the Mayor and Town Clerk.
- The town clerk has been working with Jon Paul, Ball field Committee Member, to order equipment. A sponsorship check in the amount of $1500 was received for the ball field, of which $352.39 has been spent for equipment. There has also been a plaque order for the dugout. Council Members reviewed and approved the request for reimbursement of the $352.39.
- Mayor Jayroe recently spoke with the Newberry County School Superintendent regarding the transfer of the parcels from the town. The Superintendent indicated that the district is waiting on funds from the Department of Education to move forward.
- Council discussed the town facilities cleaning services. After some discussion, council requested that the town clerk contact Well’s Sanitation for a bid.
- The Mayor and Council discussed the ongoing issues regarding services at the Little Mountain Post Office. The town has been collecting complaints for the last several weeks. Complaints will continue to be gathered through February 28.
- Council is waiting on information before deciding the direction of facility cleaning services. In the meantime, the current services will be maintained. The town clerk has been in contact with Well’s Sanitation regarding commercial sized curb side containers for town parks and facilities. No action was taken.
- The M-C BBQ Cook Off will be held on March 4 in Reunion Park. The water and electrical are being checked prior to the event. Council Member Frick indicated that he will be on hand if needed.
In new business:
- Council discussed the status of the old town hall building for rental. It was noted that a new lock needs to be installed on the storage room prior to rental. Council also discussed records retention for documents stored at the old town hall. The town clerk will research retention requirements.
- The town clerk is working with insurance on the property damage to the town message board. Flagship Designs has been contacted for an estimate.
- Council discussed the unused appliances at the Derrick Center. There is a washer, dryer and dishwasher in the kitchen that is not used. Council discussed the sale of the equipment to make room for additional storage. After some discussion it was decided that Council Member White would advertise the appliances on social media for $100 each. The ice machine in the kitchen also does not work. Council discussed the possibility of placing an ice maker in the refrigerator freezer.
- The Reunion Planning Committee met on February 9. Once the school district calendar is confirmed, the dates of the Reunion, tentatively set for August 4 and 5, can be confirmed.
- Council discussed planning a Movies in the Park for later in the spring. There will not be an Easter Egg Hunt this year.
A motion was made by Frick and seconded by White to enter an Executive Session at 7:20 pm. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Frick and seconded by White to return to regular session at 7:50 pm.
Council Member White made a motion not to extend the maintenance contract with MPI, Inc effective the end of the month and to request that MPI consider bidding on any future town projects. The motion was seconded by Frick and carried 4-0. The town clerk will send a letter to MPI, Inc to end the contract and Council Member Frick will call and discuss with Mr. Moore.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 pm.
Respectfully submitted by:
TOLM Town Clerk