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Regular Council Meeting – 12/19/2016

MINUTES
TOWN OF DUE WEST, S.C.
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016 – 6:00 P.M.

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Mayor Angel; Council Members Terry Arnold, Susan Jackson, Jeannie Knight, Bob Mock and Tony Storey

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Council Member Shane Bradley

STAFF PRESENT:          David Krumwiede, Town Administrator; Attorney Paul Agnew; Patti Chasteen, Clerk/Treaurer; Lewis Saxton, Utility Superintendent; Roy McClain, Fire Chief; Police Lt. Blake Gambrell; and Matthew Busby, Assistant Fire Chief

I.        CALLED MEETING TO ORDER
Mayor Angel called the meeting to order.

II.      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mayor Angel led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

III.     INVOCATION
The invocation was offered by Council Member Knight.

IV.     RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

V.       REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL BUSINESS ITEMS
A.  A motion was made by Council Member Knight and seconded by Council Member Storey to approve the minutes of our regular Town Council meeting from November 21, 2016.  Mayor Angel noted an administrative change on Ordinance No. 05-2016.  The motion should read “motion passed 6 in favor and 1 abstaining to approve the first reading of Ordinance No. 05-2016”.  The motion passed unanimously.

B.  A motion was made by Council Member Mock and seconded by Council Member Jackson to approve the minutes of our Called Town Council meeting from November 28, 2016.  The motion passed unanimously.

C.  Monthly Financial Statements for the Period Ending November 30, 2016 — No changes were noted.  A motion was made by Council Member Knight and seconded by Council Member Mock to approve financial reports as information.  The motion passed unanimously.

VI.    LEGISLATION

VII.  REPORTS
A. Mayor’s Report
1.  Pool Update
After Joint Use Agreement was adopted at the last meeting, Mayor Angel met with Greg Haselden of Erskine College to sign the agreement.  He also went to a SGA meeting and it went well.  SGA would like to give $30,000 and wants the Mayor to come back 1/17.  About 30 people attended the meeting at The Renaissance.  Cliff Smith, Paul Bell and Winnie Phillips are heading up group for fundraising.  Everything is going well.  Mr. Krumwiede encouraged the Mayor to meet with local banks.

2.  School Board Update
Mayor Angel attend the last School Board meeting.  The two new Board Members, Brandon Adger and Keith Dunn, were there and spoke up.  The Superintendent is in favor of consolidation, but there has been no movement of consolidation of high schoools.  They want to put one elementary school and middle school together.  The next meeting will be held on 1/24/17 at 7:00 p.m. and he encourages everyone to attend.

3.  Complaints About Trash in the Streets After the Parade
Several citizens complained about the trash in the streets after the parade and Abbeville has the same problem.  Mayor suggests getting volunteer groups together after the parade to clean the streets.

4.  Dixie High Schoo’s Softball and Cross Country State Championship Signage
Dixie’s Softball Coach Gary Stone has requested signage and has them coming.  Dixie’s Cross Country Team recently won the state championship and the soccer team also has a good chance.  Mr. Krumwiede said many teams list years won underneath the signs.  Attorney Agnew said they need to go through the State Legislature.  He suggests talking to Rep. Craig Gagnon to discuss options.

B.  Council Reports/Comments

C.  David Krumwiede–Town Administrator
Mr. Krumwiede announced Abbeville County’s Economic Director, Stephen Taylor, is going to Anderson City.

D.  Paul Agnew–Town Attorney
No further comments.

E.  Fire Department–Report provided
Fire Chief McClain said everything is going good.  They almost have the new brush truck in service, but waiting on one part.  Unless they have a rash of calls, looks like they’re ending the year with approximately 40 less calls.

F.  Police Department–Report provided
Lt. Gambrell reported 7 incidents in November and went over the ticket counts on the Activity Summary Report.  They are currently in the process of updating the software on the Motorola radios county-wide at no cost.  They have Police Department calendars if anyone needs one.  Residents are requested to contact the Police Department if they’re experiencing problems with squirrels.  The annual squirrel eradication runs from 12/19/16 through 12/31/16.

G.  Utilities Department–Report provided
SCE&G came to install the gas line for 100KW generator, but had to reschedule due to the wet ground.  As soon as they get the new gas line installed, they hope to perform tests in January, 2017.

VIII.  OLD BUSINESS

IX.   NEW BUSINESS

X.     ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.  Town Hall Closed for Holidays on December 23-27, 2016 and January 2, 2017

XI.   ADJOURNMENT
With no other business, a motion was made by Council Member Mock and seconded by Council Member Storey to adjourn the Town Council Meeting at 6:20 p.m.  Passed unanimously.

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MAYOR

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CLERK/TREASURER