PRESENT: Mayor Council: Riley Bradham, Frank Thornhill, Henry Holst, Judy Suggs,

David Dunn and Town Clerk Colleen Key

ABSENT: None

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 Judy Suggs. Unanimously approved.

TREASURERS REPORT:

FINANCIAL REPORT as of 1/31/2022

                                                                             PREVIOUS Ending $                  CURRENT Ending $

Wells Fargo Checking                                               $30,215.31                      $27,309.93

S.C. Local Government Investment Pool              $287,666.62                    $287,703.68

Municipal Association dues is due – $300, Clik Communications $670

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

MAYOR / COUNCIL REPORTS: Statement Economic Interest Report is due by end of March. Visit State Ethics on line page for instruction.

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 – Chili Cookoff was a huge success.

Old Business:

CDH Tree Service has invoiced for road and tree work amount TBD. They will scrape SIYC Rd. before the Oyster Roast.

Charleston Green to provide official quote for 6/8 ft apron but are projecting $3000.

Animal Ordinance – Mayor presents current UDO guideline for pets. Currently does not allow chickens, horses, cattle, quail, swine, sheep or goats. Mayor to redraft code to allow for chickens, goats, mini horse, sheep or mini pigs and suggests adding  to another ordinance. Nuisance animals such as roosters or donkeys will still be prohibited.

Linda Folk mentioned at prior meeting the speed limit sign on SIYC Rd. is down. Henry Holst to investigate.

Roads – Rockland SIYC Rd. Harts and Grace Chapel

Grace Chapel – the Town and residents to maintain. 

Harts need ROC – Mayor to ask CDH Tree Service to look at it.

Rockland – Mayor, Frank Thornhill and Henry Holst met with the County. Town has been awarded the cost for rebuilding 7/10 of Rockland. Funding has finally come through.  County must put it out for bid. Material and labor shortages will delay process somewhat. Timeline is pending and may possibly be 6 months out. Project will be out to bid for 30 days.  Bidders will have 60 days to turn in quote. Bidders are currently in short supply.

SIYC Rd. Property issues with SIYC Rd. Henry Holst reports that the S curve would be an option to have the County work on as there is no/or very little property infringement on this section. The issue with the rest of the road seems to be that a lot of the road is privately owned and by law, the County can not touch it. The road is technically part of resident’s yards. For the County to maintain they would encroach on people’s property. To receive the road tax funding, property owners would have to deed the Town a R.O.W which in turn the Town would give the County permission to work on. Suggested solution is to have the Town maintain that section itself. Town to receive ARP funding that do not have to be returned or have its use validated. Town may accept 75% of 2020 Budget. Town will have to have the road surveyed and title searched to determine property arrangement. Civil liability is also a consideration.

Henry Holst suggests posting minutes at the store to make residents aware of situation with the roads.

New Business:

The Yacht Club must ask permission/approval from the Town for buses to be used at events at the Hall. Resident Ellen Smith has submitted photos of the bus (30ft) she would like to use for an upcoming wedding. Mayor shares photos with Council and Motions that the buses are accepted. Frank Thornhill seconds. Unanimously approved.

Council to develop a Historic Preservation Ordinance to protect the historic district. Additionally, the Town needs to work on the previously mentioned STR Regulations.  Town to ask Joel Evans to advise. Town Attorney would review, and Council would pass on to DRB and Planning for approval/recommendations.

Mayor motioned to adjourn at 7:37. Seconded by Frank Thornhill.

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