Last updated: June 16. 2014 9:44AM - 211 Views
By Kevin Boozer kboozer@civitasmedia.com



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LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Little Mountain Town Council learned last week that improvements to the Rocky Branch Park are complete and according to the coordinator with S.C. Parks Recreation and Tourism, the improvements went well.


Though the grant ended June 9, council continues to think of ways to improve and service the park. Among the options discussed was placing an arbor at the trail entrance.


According to Mayor Janna Jayroe, the Little Mountain Reunion is moving forward and collections on sponsorship is going great.


This year Reunion Park and Town Center park are spruced up for the festival.


Thanks to a May 31 Clean Up Day sponsored by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and supported by Mt. Zion AME, the town cleaned out parts of Reunion Park and the Town Center park that had not been cleaned out in a long time.


Jayroe said the vacant lot on South Boundary Street still needs some work.


“There are piles of debris that the fire department will burn at a later date,” she said.


In other property related news, she gave an update on nine parcels with improper changes to zoning. She continues to wait on a legal opinion before the town can move forward.


Repairs and maintenance:


• Council discussed at length many deferred maintenance problems, particularly with the older bathrooms at the original picnic shelter in Reunion Park.


• Council decided to continue working to repair a malfunctioning water fountain at Rocky Branch Park.


• The sign for the Derrick Center needs to be rebuilt since it will not stay attached to its pole. Council discussed options for the rebuild.


In other business:


• Council discussed placing some kind of library in the unfinished part of the Derrick Center.


• Town council examined the town’s 2013 audit at length and compared it to the budget passed for the same time period.


• Jayroe reminded council of the upcoming election with the two seats on town council to be voted on in November.

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