LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Little Mountain Town Council passed a resolution during its meeting last week for a quitclaim deed and approved an ordinance to help bring a new dentist office to town.
The quitclaim deed was needed after dentist Dr. Bobby McBride went to a local bank to get a loan for the practice.
The purchase agreement contained a clause that stated the property would revert back to the town if it was not used as a dentist office. The bank was hesitant to move the loan forward because of that language.
“I called Kyle, the town attorney, and he called the lender’s attorney and between the two of them they worked out a Quitclaim Deed, which says it must remain business entity or professional office,” Mayor Jana Jayroe said.
The Quitclaim Deed resolution was approved unanimously after Councilman Melvin Bowers made a motion and Councilman Marty Frick seconded.
The ordinance was for the disposition of surplus interest in real property held by the town.
The town passed first reading of an ordinance to authorize the disposition of surplus interest in a 0.56 acre parcel at the intersection of Church Street and Mill Street to Bobby McBride. The parcel sits next to the land of the Newberry County medical clinic.
The town, in its conveyance, reversed a clause indicating that title to the property would revert to the town in the event it was ever used for a purpose other than a dental or other professional office.
The ordinance authorizes the mayor to negotiate and complete the disposition of the town’s remaining interest in the property in exchange for covenants that restrict the use of the property for purposes of a dental or other professional office.
The ordinance was passed after Councilman Jeff Jefcoat made a motion and Frick seconded.
In other business, council:
• Passed second reading of an ordinance to change the fiscal year to a year end of June 30, effective June 30, 2017. A public hearing was also held.
• Decided to have the annual Christmas Drop-In from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 11.
• Passed a resolution in support of a statewide initiative for legislative and funding support for enhanced and improved passenger rail service for South Carolina.
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