Pelzer readies for election, residents ready for services

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By Richard Meade

During a short business meeting Monday night, Pelzer Town Council unanimously approved first reading on an ordinance transferring town elections to the Anderson County Election Commission. Council also approved a request by the Town of West Pelzer to use the Pelzer ball fields for a fall festival. Council declined a $150,000 offer on the lagoon property.

Brad West said the town had received two bids for repair work on the Community Building, one for $6500 and one for $3600. West was going to check with the low bidder to see if he was insured and report back to council before proceeding with the repair work.

The actual meeting lasted about 15 minutes, however discussions with the public continued for sometime after.

Questions abounded about services the now expanded town will offer including trash pickup times, who is now responsible for limb pick up and whether recently annexed properties are eligible for water and sewer services. There were also questions and discussion about zoning.

Mayor Steve McGregor said right now nothing has changed as far as services and zoning.

“Right now there is no zoning, no ordinances and no taxes,” he said.

Other questions were asked about the town trimming growth and bushes from along roadways and sidewalks.

There was some discussion about a Dead End sign being knocked over and the county replacing road signs marked C1 for County with new signs marked P2 for Town of Pelzer.

Residents were reminded that the town will sponsor a Meet the Candidates forum this Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Community Building.

Candidates will be given approximately 15 minutes each to introduce themselves, explain why they are running for council, and answer a questions.

A second “Meet the Candidate” night will be held on Thursday, October 15 at 7pm at the Community Building.

The public is invited to attend and all candidates are welcome.