Little Mountain plans town clean-up day
by Natalie Netzel Staff Writer
LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The Town of Little Mountain is asking for help from the community for its first clean-up day to improve the town’s appearance.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26, the Town Council, mayor and any residents or interested volunteers are encouraged to come out and clean up starting at Reunion Park. The clean up crew will move to different areas of the town as needed.
The council is working on the details of what items volunteers can bring and what needs to be worked on.
In other business, the council amended park use and rental agreements for Reunion Park and Brady Park. The change goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014.
All council members agreed that a payment would be required for rental but most if not all the money could be refunded as long as the parties cleaned up and the area rented passed inspection. The council and mayor take turns inspecting the parks and town owned areas to make sure everything is in order and to also see what needs attention.
Anyone who wants to rent the spaces will have to pay because, as Mayor Jana Jayroe said, “we have to treat all groups (organizations, churches) the same.”
To rent the gazebo and small shelter, the cost is $50 with an opportunity to be refunded the full $50 upon a clean inspection.
For Brady Park, which includes the Section House, the cost is $100 with an opportunity to be refunded $75. The Section House has electricity and bathrooms.
In Reunion Park, users can opt to rent the large shelter with or without the stage for $150 with an opportunity for a refund of $75.
Those wanting to serve beer or wine at an event must contact Jayroe or Town Clerk Cindy Farr for an explanation of the procedures and licenses needed.
Council also discussed the S.C. Department of History and Archives grant that includes a Board of Zoning Appeals and an Historic Review Committee.
“We do need it (the historic review committee) but we need people to carry through the requirements,” Jayroe said.
The purpose of the historic review committee is keep the historic attributes of certain buildings within the town limits. The grant was to pay for architectural reviews and history. The board is to review the requirements for historical reasons.
Jayroe said members for either committee are subject to Freedom of Information rules and must keep public meetings and minutes and must also undergo educational requirements. When talking to one of the members, Jayroe was told there were no minutes and there was no recollection of meetings.
Jayroe plans to call or write letters to the members to explain the rules.
The next council meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at town hall.
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