PRESENT: Mayor Council: Riley Bradham, Henry Holst, Judy Suggs and Town Clerk Colleen Key

ABSENT: Frank Thornhill and David Dunn

Meeting called to order at 7:00

Others Present: None

No changes to agenda. No time requested.

Mayor motions to approve prior Meeting Minutes. Seconded by Henry Holst. Unanimously approved.

TREASURERS REPORT:

FINANCIAL REPORT as of 3/31/2022

                                                                             PREVIOUS Ending $                  CURRENT Ending $

Wells Fargo Checking                                               $43,315.97                         $39,778.11

S.C. Local Government Investment Pool              $287,740.19                       $287,822.04

NOTE: A virtual $10,000 is held aside for disaster clean up

MAYOR / COUNCIL REPORTS:

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  1. Planning:  No one reporting.
  2. BZA:  No one reporting.
  3. Code Enforcement: No one reporting
  4. DRB: No one reporting
  5. WILPC: Henry Holst – County representative visited meeting to discuss upcoming Johns Island   projects. Proposed 4 lanes from Bees Ferry to Chisholm/ River Rd. with traffic circle.   There will not be a passover.        

Old Business:

Short Term Rental Policy – Council to invite Joel Evans from the County to host meeting.  Possibly May meeting. Town would like to Grandfather-in property owners who currently rent their homes. Potentially mirror the County STR regulations, again taking into consideration those who families who need to utilize short-term renting to maintain their property. Henry Holst suggests special meeting.

Comprehensive Plan – Henry Holst spoke with Jimmy Folk and Melanie Thornhill of the Planning Committee who have had difficulty setting up a meeting to discuss the Comprehensive Plan. Mayor to follow up individually with each member. Town Council cannot circumvent Planning. Three members are needed to approve proposed plan.

Roads – Plan to use ARP funds to fix SIYC Rd. Henry has 3 bids and has 2 more coming. Bids will include a 15 ft apron either concrete or asphalt off of Maybank and additional grading and crowning of approximately 600 ft of the road.  Concrete would entail shutting the road down so a plan for ingress and egress of the village would have to be in place.

New Business:

Wedding Bus Approval – Per standard procedure, buses must be approved by Council for events planned at the Yacht Club.  Mayor presented photo of a bus to be used at an upcoming rehearsal on 4/22.  30 ft bus, which typically is acceptable. An additional photo for a 6/4 wedding, a 45ft bus (school bus size). Council agrees that 45ft is too big, so will approve the 30 ft 4/22 bus but not approve the 45 ft 6/4 bus.

New Council Members – Judy Suggs has been fined for late filing of Campaign Pre-election Disclosure and Statement of Economic Interest. Mayor suggests having The Town pay fines, as past experience has proven it is futile to argue. Mayor explains that as a show of appreciation for new Council Member service, that the Town should cover these expenses. Additionally, the Town should reimburse members for training, as previously suggested by Linda Folk. New members may be the only ones who must pay.  Mayor motions that the Town pay Judy’s fines and David Dunn’s if applicable. Seconded by Henry Holst. 
Unanimously approved.

Mayor motioned to adjourn at 7:35. Seconded by Judy Suggs.

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