PRESENT: Mayor Council: Riley Bradham, Zach Nelson, Henry Holst, Frank Thornhill, Allen Holmes and Town Clerk Colleen Key
Meeting called to order, with Pledge, at 7:00
Mayor reviewed previous meetings Minutes. Motioned to pass. Seconded by Henry Holst.
FINANCIAL REPORT as of PREVIOUS Ending $ / CURRENT Ending $
Business Checking (Statement Balance) $24,392.30 / $34,385.53
S.C. Local Govt. Investment Pool $233,289.01 (AIR 1.889)/ $233,758.02
Mayor has checks to deposit. Let the record show council is taking steps to procure copies of last year’s checks for the purpose of completing QuickBooks reconciliations. Once complete we can begin to work on budget. The embezzlement by previous clerk amounted to between 2000-3000 dollars and the cost of the audit increased as a result of dealing with that issue.
MAYOR / COUNCIL REPORTS:
- DRB absent. No one reporting.
- Planning absent. No one reporting.
- BZA absent. No one reporting.
- WLPC: Fire stats
Johns Island 152 – due to new construction
Mining Project – DHEC meeting in January
Hoopstick Development Project has been denied by County Advisory Board. Headed to full Council.
Corps of Engineers – Credits to be sold for Mitigation Bank (Conservation Concept- fill in one wetland and preserve another). More details to come. Eight people to be replaced on WLPC including Chairman. Chairs to be voted on. 3-year terms.
Mayor has previewed the website. Seems to be user friendly and interactive. Clerk to be trained in updating. Contact information for all council members, clerk and committees is needed. Photos to be taken.
Prior clerk investigation is still underway. Having issues procuring the records to move forward.
Status of Greens Property/ East Coast Seafood – Offer has been made to the Green Family to pay them for a Conservation Easement to prohibit commercial development. They have yet to respond. Private parties have pulled together to contribute. The Town may be faced with having to contribute as well.
Rockland Avenue is in disrepair due to more traffic and rain. To be considered in budget moving forward. Charleston Green to look at project and requote. Possible to fix temporarily and then make a plan long term and add to budget. Road/ hurricane debris fund may be a consideration, rather than adding to budget. Look into Grants as well. Determine hot spots, make a 5 year plan and where responsibility lies regarding the Town and the Yacht Club
Container Ordinance – Still need to determine situation with temporary/construction and existing trailers. Consider exceptions. Council to reword once Article Four has been studied.
NEW BUSINESS: None
- Road maintenance. Possible long term plan to be done in increments. Living plan. Charleston Green may attend next meeting.
- Container Ordinance. Mayor to review Article 4 and consider exceptions. Steps moving forward: Budget, expert opinion, long term plan and then resolution.
Motion to adjourn 8:07. Seconded by Zack Nelson