Town Council Meeting
September 19, 2017
 
 
 

Members Present:   Mayor Ken Hamilton, Michael Capehart, Ann Adams, Linda Smith and Kenneth Hart

    

Members Absent: James Coachman

 

Mayor Hamilton opened the meeting at 6:00 P. M.  Mayor Hamilton led our opening with a prayer.  Mayor Hamilton and the Council led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Council Member Smith made a motion to waive the reading of the minutes from Council Meeting, August 15th and Work shop, September 05th and approved them as presented.  There was a second by Council Member Adams and the motion was approved unanimously.

 

August financial reports were presented to the Council by the Town Clerk. Council Member Hart made a motion to approve the reports as presented.  A second by Council Member Adams and the motion was approved unanimously.

 

Fire Chief Randy Hall presented the monthly fire report.  The fire department responded to 8 calls of service in the month of August. There was an estimated 8,000 gallons of water that was used.  Mayor Hamilton reported the Fire Department Grant has been approved around $45,000/$50,000. For turn out gear with a 5% match.

 

Colonel Smith presented the police report for the month August.  Colonel Smith reported there were 223 calls for service, 9 reports written, 0 medical assists, 28 traffic warnings issued, 7 traffic citations issued, 6 arrests made, 1 traffic warrants, 0 drug arrests, 2 felonies, 3 misdemeanors and 0 auxiliary hours.

 

Captain Penny Quattlebaum presented the monthly Ambulance & Rescue report for August.  The Ambulance & Rescue responded to 20 calls of service in the month of August. There were 20 medical calls, 1 assaults, 3 MVC (motor vehicle crash), 1 transport home. Total of 25 calls answered.  The bank balance as of August 31 is $2,888.19.

 

Approval to pass the Budget for 2018.  Council Member Adams made a motion to approve to pass the Budget for 2018.  A second by Council Member Smith and the motion was approved unanimously.

 

Approval to renew the Tax Rev. Agreement with RDS.  Council Member Capehart made a motion to approve the renewal the Tax Rev. Agreement with RDS. A second by Council Member Smith and the motion was approved unanimously.

 

Approval to pay Preston Register for Invoice #1054 for the amount of $631.40.  Council Member Hart made a motion to approve to pay Preston Register for Invoice #1054 for the amount of $631.40.  A second by Council Member Adams and the motion was approved unanimously.

 

Discussion on the grocery store.  Mayor Hamilton received a text from Mr. Patel.

(Mr. Ken, How are you? Hope you doing well.  Sorry for a long delay on getting back with you, got side tracked on some other work due to hurricane. I called Rachel from CDG but she was not available.  I left a detail message on what expedite what we needed and to call me back.  Hope to hear from her soon. Mean time you can move forward with building and city council if needed.  Let me know what I need to do to keep your process going.)

 

The discussion on the grocery store they decided to move forward and get a buyers agreement between the Hughes and the Town and an agreement between the Town and Mr. Petal. The Council ask if Mr. Petal could come to a council meeting to discuss the grocery store.

 

Approval to purchase a hydraulic scale to measure the liquid chlorinator for the lagoon.

For the amount of $2,800.00/$3,000.00.  Council Member Hart ask if Jerry could send him a picture of the hydraulic scale before we make the purchase to see what the oppositions are.    

 

There being no further business to come before this meeting, there was a motion by Council Member Adams to adjourn the meeting.  A second by Council Member Hart and the meeting was adjourned at 6:40 P.M.