PRESENT: Mayor Council: Riley Bradham, Zach Nelson, Henry Holst, Allen Holmes and Town Clerk Colleen Key

ABSENT:  Frank Thornhill

Meeting called to order at 7:05 with pledge.

Other Present: Dr. Chip Linton and Linda Folk

No changes to agenda.

Mayor motions to accept prior Meeting Minutes as drafted.  Seconded by Zach Nelson.  Unanimously approved.

TREASURERS REPORT:

FINANCIAL REPORT as of 11/30/2020

                                                                             PREVIOUS Ending $                            CURRENT Ending $

Wells Fargo Checking                                               $52,064.04                            $ 18,931.28

S.C. Local Government Investment Pool              $262,247.40                          $ 287,285.25

$25,000 was moved to LGIP

Semi Annual Insurance payment due $1350

MAYOR / COUNCIL REPORTS:

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  1. Planning:  No one reporting.
  2. BZA:  No one reporting.
  3. Code Enforcement.  No one reporting.
  4. DRB: Dr. Chip Linton and Lina Folk representing. Marina Rd and Yacht Club Storage shed approved. SIYC chimney stucco has been approved – white to match the roof.
  5. WLPC: Henry Holst – No meeting.

New Business:

Town of Rockville will now receive payments from the State Treasurer electronically

Old Business:

Road cones have lasted for a bit.  They were glued down, but it did not hold.

Ball Mediation took place December 18th.  The Balls appealed the decision by the DRB regarding their home addition/renovation. A settlement has been reached. Mayor reviewed for Council. Settlement may be ratified at January meeting, then must be approved by a Circuit Judge.

Question by Zach Nelson. Why does the Town have to intervene in a DRB matter? Procedure indicates that the Town takes the lawsuit and would ultimately have to absorb costs.

Question by Lina Folk. What if Council does not approve? The matter would go to trial which the Town Attorney believes would result in a loss for the Town based on DRB meeting breakdown. Holes in the case such as lack of Due Process and Petitioner’s miscommunicated proposal. He said/he said issues that are not provable.

Dr. Linton questioned why DRB was not present at the Mediation. Town Attorney advocated for the Mayor to represent the Town in the interest of efficiency.

To summarize:

  1. Settlement acceptance is contingent on Town Council approval.
  2. The Balls may proceed with additions and renovations to the property which include a shed, driveway and front walkway but are subject to all applicable DHEC and OCRM regulations as well as permit requirements.  Exhibit A
  3. Work recommended by Tree Preservation Report may proceed. Exhibit B
  4. Balls must comply, always, with the UDO of the Town of Rockville. Approval of DRB, BZA and Planning is still required. Future additions to the home’s primary building envelope may not be made without prior written consent of the Town. Balls agree to execute a restrictive Covenant that will be held by the Town.  Exhibit C
  5. The Balls shall have the right to perform maintenance, repair, or replacement activities, to rebuild/ refurbish in the wake of an act of God, to construct features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and to make improvements to the interior. And they may seek future improvements approval from the Town, DRB and BZA.

Dr. Linton suggests moving for forward that a committee be formed in the Town to promote identification and preservation historic homes in Rockville (likened to Charleston Preservation Society or Historic Charleston) that would not be subject to changes in leadership in the Town. Or involve an already existing entity that already does this sort of thing. Mayor recommends DRB to spearhead this effort with Town Council support.

SIYC Road and Rockland need attention. Mayor to call CDH Services. County is still reviewing and planning to complete road improvement.

Scheduling Order:

  1. Effectively codify changes to UDO that will help preserve historic homes.

Mayor motions to adjourn 8:25. Seconded by Henry Holst.


Notice of Meeting: In accordance with the SC Code of Laws, 1976, Section 30-4-80(d), as amended, notification of the time, date and place of this meeting has been met via the Rockville Website and/or King’s Grocery Store Bulletin Board. The agenda was posted on the website and King’s Grocery Store Bulletin Board prior to the meeting.


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