By David Meade
West Pelzer Town Council held a special called meeting Tuesday to receive legal advice from town attorney Carey Murphy regarding council member liability.
The meeting began promptly at 7 p.m. and council immediately voted to go into executive session with no explanation for the meeting.
After returning from the executive session, which lasted approximately 45 minutes, council returned to open session. West Pelzer Mayor Blake Sanders said no action was taken in executive session, but offered some insight into the reason for the session.
Sanders said the council received legal advice related to “councilmember liability” and a councilmember “acting on be half of the town.”
The mayor then entertained a motion to correct the address of a business license for Mill Town Tattoo, to 22 Main St. Councilman Jim Riddle seconded the motion. Councilmember Vickie Farmer abstained from the 4-0 vote due to a conflict of interest.
The meeting was abruptly adjourned with no further discussion.
As councilmembers left council chambers, Preston Shipman, owner of the Mill Town Tattoo business, began a public statement about the business license issue.
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