After due notice to the press, Mayor and Town Council met in the Council Chambers of Town Hall. Mayor and all Council were present.
- PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Mayor Crenshaw led everyone in the pledge.
- COUNCIL UPDATES:
Mayor Crenshaw reminded everyone of the reminders at the bottom of agenda.
- APPROVAL OF MINUTES – February 2, 2015, Regular Session Meeting:
Sandra Gantt made a motion to accept the above minutes as presented. Denise Jackson seconded. Unanimous.
- PUBLIC COMMENTS – Comments only – no questions will be taken at this time – questions will be taken at the end of the meeting. 3 minute limit. No action will be taken on these items.
Lou Koppel stated the condition of Micasa Drive continues to deteriorate and hopes it will be paved soon.
- THE GREATER CLEMSON BLUE’S FESTIVAL UPDATE – Vince Jackson
Vince Jackson was present to provide everyone with information about the upcoming Blue’s Festival, in particular, Pendleton’s event on April 15, featuring Lady of Rhythm, Blues & Soul, Wanda Johnson.
- RECOGNITION OF LEADERSHIP PENDLETON 2015 PARTICIPANTS:
Mayor Crenshaw read the Proclamation proclaiming March 3, 2015, as Leadership Pendleton 2015 Day.
- ANDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORT
Sheriff John Skipper was present to give the ACSO report for the month of February.
- ADMINISTRATORS UPDATE & BUDGET REPORT
Steve Miller, Administrator, updated Mayor, Council and citizens for the month of February.
- DISCUSSION ITEMS:
- REDISTRIBUTION OF WARDS
Sandra Gantt made a motion to move forward with the process to adopt the map presented by the S.C. Office of Research and Statistics/S.C. Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office dated 10/22/14. Bruce Kalley seconded. Unanimous.
- ACTION ITEMS:
- REQUEST FOR SPEED LIMIT TO BE LOWERED IN HERITAGE OAKS SUBDIVISION – Lou Robinson, HOA President
Sandra Gantt made a motion to grant the above request. Denise Jackson seconded. Unanimous.
- REQUEST FOR STREET LIGHT ON MICASA DRIVE
All Council agreed to table this item until next month to allow Council to review the request further.
- APPOINTMENT TO ANDERSON COUNTY HUMAN RELATIONS COUNCIL
All Council agreed to table this item until next month.
- RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH PENDLETON RECREATION ASSOCIATION WITH RESPECT TO FUNDING IMPROVEMENTS AT VETERANS PARK
Bruce Kalley made a motion to accept the above Resolution. Sandra Gantt seconded. Unanimous.
- REQUEST FOR USE OF GUARD HOUSE – Pendleton Historic Foundation
Bruce Kalley made a motion to move forward drafting an agreement for Council’s review. Sandra Gantt seconded. Final vote was 4 in favor of moving forward and 1 (Scott Ward) abstaining due to serving on the Pendleton Historic Foundation board.
- AWARD OF BIDS FOR FENCING IMPROVEMENTS AT VETERANS PARK
Bruce Kalley made a motion to award the bid to the low bidder of A&T Fence, Inc. in the amount of $39,634. Scott Ward seconded. Unanimous. Funds from the Friends of the Park and Pendleton Recreation Association agreements will be utilized for this project.
- PUBLIC COMMENTS & QUESTIONS:
Christina Smith stated she and her husband have lived on Blue Ridge Street for the past three years now and continue to have to call Public Works for sewer issues and would like to know when it will be fixed. Steve Miller, Administrator, stated the Town is currently waiting on the agreement between all property owners.
Lou Koppel stated in regards to the Guard House, PABA would like to contribute to its renovations and asked that PABA be kept in mind when looking at Pendleton Historic Foundation to use.
Lou Robinson asked for a copy of the proposed new Ward map. Steve Miller provided her with his copy. Mayor Crenshaw stated the proposed new Map would be on the Town’s website.
William McAlister stated he recently received notice from the Town stating irrigation meters would soon be charged a customer base fee of $6 plus water used. He stated he felt betrayed by this action. Further stating when he first purchased his tap for his irrigation meter, customers were originally told by the town the only fee irrigation customers would have to pay would be water used and now this isn’t true.
There being no further business, at 8:05 pm Bruce Kalley made a motion to adjourn. Denise Jackson seconded. Unanimous.