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

ABSENT:  Frank Thornhill and Allen Holmes

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 10/30/2020

                                                                             PREVIOUS Ending $                            CURRENT Ending $

Wells Fargo Checking                                                $54,847.67                               $52,064.04

S.C. Local Government Investment Pool              $262,200.80                              $262,247.40

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. Nothing to report as Ball Home issue is ongoing.
  5. WLPC: Henry Holst – 6 new firemen hired at JIFD.

 Mr. Hay has been discussing low hanging trees on Maybank with SCDOT. Truckers, farm equipment and boaters have had damage issues. Trees are supposed to have 14 feet clearance, and there is at least on tree that is only 12 feet. SCDOT is supposed to come and trim.

Duke Energy Proposed Solar Farm on Walpole’s Property at Anchorage Plantation. Approximately 500 acres of land with a couple structures and 50 megawatt 6-foot-tall solar panels.  Lease has been signed. Anticipates a 2-year construction period.  The power will be sold to Santee Cooper and Central Electric.  Ultimately it will be an unmanned facility remotely controlled from North Carolina. Area will be fenced.  They would like 2 35-year leases. Hopes to be fully operational by 2023-2025. Permits have not been filed yet. Representative from Duke was at the WLPC meeting to gauge the community’s feelings about the project.  People in attendance seemed to be against the plan, as is WLPC. Currently the Plan does not meet all criteria put forth by Charleston County current zoning/ Comprehensive Plan. Currently zoned as AG-15. Obvious issues involve property values, wildlife and future development. As of this meeting there was not scheduled meeting between Duke Energy and the County.

New Business:

Bills to pay – Attorney representing the Town in the Appeal of the DRB decision with regards to the Ball Home construction – $4515.00. CDH Tree Service – $2000 for debris removal, soil and road grading. Home Depot for the road cones $50.07 and $20 for black quick cure 5200.

Training for Council members due by end of year. Zach emailed information to committee members. virtual training.

Notable news – Art in the Barn was a success. Local artist sold handmade goods.

Stop work order on the Florios (sp?) due to no permitting.

OLD BUSINESS:

Container Ordinance #10192002 Second Reading.

Ordinance Providing Prohibition of Shipping Containers, Trailer Containers and Similar Structures within the Town of Rockville. Residents or their agents may be allowed the temporary use of shipping containers or the like, for a period not to extend beyond 6 months if utilized by active construction or storage related to active construction. Now therefore be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Rockville as follows, under Article 4, Zoning Categories R1/2, R1, RC and CH are hereby amended.

Mayor motions Ordinance be adopted as read. Seconded by Henry Holst. Unanimously approved.

FEMA Flood Ordinance as proposed by the County – A Resolution for the adoption of the Flood Ordinance by Town Council. Whereas, it is in the best interest of the Citizens of the Town to have an updated Ordinance for the management of the flood hazard areas in the Town in order for the citizens of the Town to be able to receive federal flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program and to receive discounts thereto as a result of the participation by the Town in the Community Rating System. Whereas Charleston County rate maps have been updated by FEMA into a County wide format which provides more accurate risk data then was previously available. Whereas as the environment changes rising flood waters due to sea level rise and outdated or incomplete drainage systems is a growing concern. This Ordinance takes strides to reduce flooding risk in adaptive and innovative ways to protect citizens. Town Council finds it in the public interest and a benefit to the general health, safety and welfare of residents of this Town to adopt this Ordinance. Therefore, be it ordained by Rockville Town Council in meeting duly assembled that Chapter 9 of the Code of Ordinances of Charleston County South Carolina is amended by replacing the provisions of the Flood Damage Prevention and Protection Ordinance 2124 effective the 16th day of November 2020.

Mayor motions that this Resolution be adopted by the Town and there after Council signs and the Mayor will turn in to the County.  Seconded by Zach Nelson. Unanimously approved

Road cones are still disappearing. Trail cam did not work, too much activity filled the card. Possibly get a professional camera? For now, 5200 cones to the asphalt will be the next step. To change the color of the speed bump, a permit will be required.

Nuisance Ordinance is under continued review. Again, goal is not to become an HOA. County codes do not apply in the Town. The new law may need to focus on wasting home specifically. Council to review other Town ordinances on this topic.

Mayor motions to adjourn 8:15. Seconded by Zach Nelson.


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