Improvements discussed

By Kelly Duncan -


LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Little Mountain Town Council gave an update on the Eagle Project and proposed the Eagle Scouts take on needed Reunion Park repairs and improvements.

“We’ve got a lot of needs down there and a lot of possible Eagle Scout projects,” said Councilman Marty Frick.

Possible projects discussed were repairing/painting the stage, building new stairs for the stage and putting in new benches.

Meghan and Jacob Shealy, along with Little Mountain Town Council, did a walk through of the park to determine what projects the Eagle Scouts would be able to take on.

Other business:

• A motion was made by Frick and seconded by Councilman Charles Shealy to approve the first reading of the FY 2017-18 budget.

• Under old business, Mayor Jana Jayroe updated Council on swings at Little Mountain Elementary, saying there are a lot of rocks that need to be dealt with.

Councilman Frick said he has been down there to rake some of these rocks.

“What I did was rake the rocks down to the bottom of the hill to make a burrow, so to speak against the road,” said Frick. “I got a good portion of it done and I moved all of the hay and I used it to cover all of the grass seeds.”

A motion was made by Shealy to move forward with purchasing a mulch specialized to go in playgrounds. Frick seconded the motion.

Cindy Farr has also been in contact with someone regarding signs for the Town of Little Mountain.

“He said if we make a list of the signs that we want, they could do artwork for us and send it back for approval. He said they can make us anything we wanted,” said Farr.

“We were talking about having signs for Reunion Park, at least four of those and town hall signs,” said Jayroe.

Jayroe addressed that speed limit signs have been requested, but have not been put up yet.

“There needs to be passing lanes on Highway 202. This is an act of Congress to get what we want done,” said Frick.

• Tears of Joy will also be closing in the next couple of months.

“I very much want to keep it as a money-producing building,” said Jayroe.

• A memorandum of understanding between the Town of Little Mountain and the Glenn Shealy Memorial Fund Scholarship will be awarded to two students for an estimated $1,200 each.

“The town will write the check to the colleges for the children. There will be an awards banquet and the children will be given copies of the letter saying what is being sent to the college. We were very happy with the applications,” said Jayroe.

• A Reunion planning meeting will be held on May 18. The town website is updated and active.

• A motion was made by Shealy and seconded by Frick to spend $980 to work on the ball field. A new concession stand is needed, which will prompt concerns about electricity and water.


By Kelly Duncan

Reach Kelly Duncan at 803-768-3123 ext. 1868 or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.

Reach Kelly Duncan at 803-768-3123 ext. 1868 or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.

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