Society Hill informed of new mandate

By Jana E. Pye, Editor,

The Society Hill Town Council was informed by Police Chief Matt Hill at the May 12th meeting that a new FCC mandate requires them to update all police car radios by 2016, at a cost of $5,500 each.
Hill also told council that a DEA old medicine drop off collection will be held on June 20th at the Town Hall building.

At the start of the meeting, Mayor Tommy Bradshaw requested a moment of silence for the family of Ann Bryant, who passed away suddenly, and the Kinley and Cook families.

The financial update apprised council members that three past due monthly state assessments were paid, closing the gap on the council’s commitment to pay all assessments in arrearages from the previous administration.

The children’s playground and picnic shelter bathrooms have been repaired in the park next to Town Hall. Water fountains and galvanized pipes with updated spigots have also been installed.

Mayor Bradshaw presented a balanced budget, per his responsibility by Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) guidelines. Council requested a workshop for the budget scheduled for May 19th at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall, with first reading of the budget delayed until June 9th meeting.

Leases for the two town-owned rental buildings have been prepared. The building on the corner of Main and St. David’s has been leased. Tenants have repaired the interior of the building, and council approved one rent-free month due to the expenses incurred to updates and repairs.

There were no updates on the Depot project.

Author: Duane Childers

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