Pelzer approves 20 new meters

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In one of the shortest meetings since the annexation, Pelzer Town Council heard a brief report from town clerk Shane Black, approved the purchase of 20 new water meters and received legal advise in a short executive session.
There was no public comment at the beginning of the meeting and no comments from council at the end.
During the meeting, Black told council that there were 31 locations on the list to be replaced. The town has been upgrading 10 meters each month to the new radio read water meters. Black said all of the meters on the list either were unreadable due to fogged glass, location in a back yard or behind a fence and in one instance a vehicle being parked over a meter.
After a brief discussion, council approved the purchase of 20 meters to fix most of the problem locations.
Black reported twenty-two work orders had been submitted and the water meter replacement program continues.
He also reminded council of the Mill Town Christmas holiday fair being held at the Pelzer Gym on Saturday, Nov. 18. Vendors will be setting up on Friday.
Bill Davis updated council on recreation at the Pelzer gym. Davis said thirty kids have signed up to play basketball. He also requested $300 for beautification for the holiday fair and Christmas. The request was approved and funds will come from the general fund.
While Council has no old business to discuss or act on, Gilbert Garrett asked about upgrades to the gym and bids that had been submitted.
Councilman and mayor-elect Roger Scott said he had one bid and other members of council were supposed to be getting more bids for the project.
Mayor Steve McGregor said the gym will be an ongoing issue and that with the recent designation of a Historic District the town may be able to get a grant to help with improvements.
Sandy Jeanes announced that Pelzer and Friends Bingo will be held at the gym for ages 21 and over.
Council then went into a brief executive session to receive legal advice. Upon returning to regular session, there was no discussion and no information was made public. Council then adjourned.