Council tends to town repairs

By Kelly Duncan -
Jayroe -

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Little Mountain Town Council discussed updating the town’s lawn maintenance contract along with updates at Rocky Branch and other repair and landscaping needs in town Tuesday evening.

“Usually, they don’t cut in January or February. If we start it July 1, then everybody should know up front what months will be dormant, because I think that was the biggest thing last time,” said Mayor Jana Jayroe.

Jayroe presented to Council putting out the bids for either January or December with a July 1 start date.

“I think if we did it in January it would still give us enough time to get it out. We’ll really need serious lawn care through the latter part of March,” said Councilman Marty Frick.

Councilman Jeff Jefcoat added that there is a sizable treetop broken at Rocky Branch and presented to Council the possibility of adding cleanup and cutting at Rocky Branch to the Town of Little Mountain’s lawn maintenance contract.

Councilman Melvin Bowers made the motion to include Rocky Branch to the town’s lawn maintenance contract and Frick seconded.

Other updates from Rocky Branch during clean up were the findings of tobacco in the bathrooms and graffiti on the tables.

“It would be very inexpensive to purchase a game camera or two for certain situations like this. We can move them where we have problem areas and grab some video and night vision stuff and if the Sheriff’s Department can identify them, problem solved,” said Bowers.

Frick has reached out multiple times about other town repairs and landscaping needs, but no calls have been returned.

Other business:

• Jayroe reported that she has not heard back about signs for the baseball park.

• The Little Mountain Fall Festival will be held on Oct. 21 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Fire Department, 219 North Boundary Street. The event is put on by the Little Mountain Fire and Rescue. There will be a costume contest, games, food, an extraction, bake sale and DNR.

• The Town of Little Mountain Open House Drop-In will be held on Dec. 10 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Town Hall.

• Council was informed that Sen. Tim Scott may be making a visit to Little Mountain within the following months to interact with City officials and find out what is going on in town.


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.