July 3, 2012-Minutes

The monthly meeting of the Elgin Town Council was held Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the Elgin Town Hall with? Mayor Brad Hanley presiding. All members were present. Invocation by Melissa Emmons and Pledge of Allegiance led by Larry Risvold followed.

Motion to approve the regular minutes and special minutes (with changes) by Norman Ernst, 2nde by Larry Risvold. Unanimous.

Financial Information was reviewed by Mayor Hanley, noting that the yearend figures look favorable for the year and that the Stormwater invoice is higher than expected ? this invoice did not come in until July 2nd. Mayor stated that it may be time to check on getting another vender to look at our Stormwater Management program ? it could be less expensive. Mayor state that there would be a meeting on July 18th with the engineering firm on the current stormwater program.

A motion was made by Larry Risvold, and 2nd by Melissa Emmons to reappoint Judge David Reuwer to another 2 year term as the Town?s Chief Judge. Unanimous. Mayor Hanley administered the oath of office to Judge Reuwer.

Two new business licenses were noted by the Mayor: 1. Price & Son Lawn Service & Home Maintenance, and 2. Vivint, Inc.

Mayor Hanley opened the 3 bids received for lawn care services for the town: A Cut Above, First Class Landscaping, and Weed Wackers Lawn Care. Council decided to table any decisions on these bids until council can give a closer look to all bids. Councilman Ross also noted that the trees need to be pruned, and that the land adjacent to Town Hall needs cutting (since we do park police cars there) We need to maintain this area.

Mayor Hanley presented a resolution pertaining to the Capitol Tax Project in Kershaw County with disapproval from the Elgin Town Council. The Committee is composed of more Camden/Kershaw County Representatives and seems to ?leave Elgin out? of the top projects. Motion was made by Norman Ernst, 2nd by Larry Risvold to sign this resolution and present to County Council. Unanimous. This proclamation will be presented to county council in their July 10th meeting.

The June Complaint log was reviewed by council.


Chief Harold Brown received comments from citizens that the windows at the new town hall should have some sort of sign on them ? designating police dept, town hall, hours, etc. Chief also reported to council that the old substation was in need of repair, or should be sold. Maybe Freddie or Ken Eyers would have use for this property.

Melissa Emmons stated that it was time to renew license for website – $14.00.

Bubba Ernst stated that the Movies on Main was Great!

Chief Brown told council that the Faith Riders will co-sponsor an old Fashion Revival on the Green Hill property site.

Motion to adjourn by Larry Risvold at 8:30 p.m. 2nd by Melissa Emmons. Unanimous.

Judy Darby-Buchanan

Town Clerk


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