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

ABSENT:  none

Meeting called to order at 7:05 with pledge.

Other Present: Dr. Chip Linton and Linda Folk

First Reading Ordinance # 10012020 Container Ordinance

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 to approve. Seconded by Frank Thornhill. Unanimously approved.

Ordinance to be published on Website once final approval.

No changes to agenda.

Mayor motions to accept prior Meetings Minutes as drafted.  Seconded by Frank Thornhill.  Unanimously approved.

TREASURERS REPORT:

FINANCIAL REPORT as of 09/30/2020

                                                                             PREVIOUS Ending $                            CURRENT Ending $

Wells Fargo Checking                                               $ $52.045.77                  $54,847.67

S.C. Local Government Investment Pool              $ 262,140.88                  $262,200.80

Zach Nelson suggests a transfer of $25,000 to the LGIP.

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 reporting. Ball Family presented proposed plans for an addition to their home of +/- 1000 square feet. Not a renovation. DRB has denied plans as they were presented as they were deemed inappropriate in scope/scale for the R1/2 District and the fact that the home is registered as Historic. Other issues with a previously approved out building and a driveway were not discussed at the most recent DRB meeting. The Balls have sought legal counsel. Next meeting October 22 to discuss. Town Attorney advised DRB to have a vote confirmation of the prior decision of 3 to 1.  One member DRB member was absent. Also, the reasons for denial of current plan will be revisited.  The Balls have noticed their intent to appeal to Circuit Court. Mediation before trial. County has vetted the proposed plans, and finds no issue, however the County does not delve into matters of aesthetics, historical context, architectural consistency  and quality of life in the Village

DRB question to Town Council: Does DRB have the support of the Town Council? Does DRB have a roll in preserving the current historical value?

Mayor response: DRB is quasi-judicial, therefore would be inappropriate for Council to express advocacy for or against.  Collectively the Council cannot play a part. Town Council does share an interest in Preservation and Conservation but cannot actively intervene in how that is maintained.  UDO has specific language giving DRB all authority.

Allen Holmes question water table issues with an addition to the home.  More of a technical issue. Assumption is that the County has approved the plan.

  • WLPC: Henry Holst – Hearing for Bolt Farm is upcoming. County Council will be discussing if they can keep the existing entrance, as it was initially done without approval.

New Business:

Mayor has sent Town Debt Report to Treasurer which reflects a zero balance.

Mayor wrote a check to CDH Tree Service for $900.00 for road maintenance.  Normal procedure calls for 2 signatures on a check, however for this check, only the mayor was available so let the record reflect there is only one signature on the check #1634 to CDH Tree Service Sept 30, 2020. Mayor motions for Council to ratify this check as recorded. Seconded by Frank Thornhill. Unanimously approved.

Proposed Solar Farm on Wadmalaw, approximately 375 acres owned by Bill Walpole on the Anchorage Property. Utility use of land, which is zoned agriculture, therefore a zoning change is required to Light Utility. The change would only apply as long as the land is used as such. The Land reverts back to original zoning. Duke Power is the Developer and would be the one maintaining

Audit has been completed.  $4500.00 due to Bittingham Group.

40 feet of black marks on speed bump. Epoxy the cones to bump?

OLD BUSINESS:

Town to adopt Flood Ordinance per FEMA Regulations. The Town has not received the Ordinance as of this meeting.

Mayor to meet with County 10/21/2020 RE: Road Repairs. The County has allotted roughly a $400,000 Budget.

SIYC Rd. needs more dirt presently.  Mayor to have CDH bring in dirt and crown road.

Nuisance Ordinance still pending. Deemed necessary to encourage action on an unsafe house that cannot be condemned due to its historic status. Council to review template produced by mayor. Mayor reiterates that the intent is not to make an HOA. Pending Ordinance could have language to just refer to wasting homes or could have time parameters/duration restrictions. Goal is to consider safety.

Mayor motions to adjourn 8:13. Seconded by Zach Nelson.


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