Category Archives: Pelzer

Some citizens have concerns with towns working together

Expressed during work session
By Stan Welch – Taxes, grants, planning and the possible merger of the town with West Pelzer were the topics of interest at the Pelzer Town Council’s citizens’ workshop Tuesday night.
Mayor Steve McGregor began the session, which was attended by approximately a dozen residents, by announcing that the final draft of the master plan for the Highway 8 corridor through Pelzer and West Pelzer would be presented on Monday, May 2 at the community building.

Pelzer/West Pelzer Hwy. 8 Master Plan to be presented May 2

The final draft of the Pelzer and West Pelzer Master Plan for the Highway 8 corridor will be presented next Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Pelzer Community Building.
The Master Plan is the result of a Charette held recently for residents of the two towns by Arnett Muldrow & Associates.

Gospel concert to benefit old hospital restore project – Pelzer

A concert of old time gospel songs and hymns featuring some of the finest singers in the Upstate, including members of the cast of Smoke on the Mountain, will be held this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Pelzer.
More than 25 beloved songs wil be performed including

Cooperation between towns opening door for possibilities

By Stan Welch
As reported in recent issues of The Journal, the neighboring towns of Pelzer and West Pelzer have consolidated both their public works departments, and some of their administrative functions. The public works functions are supervised and directed by West Pelzer’s Michael Mahaffey, with an additional employee assigned to Pelzer.
When the new West Pelzer Municipal Center is occupied, Pelzer Town Clerk Heather Holcombe will have her office there as well as West Pelzer Clerk Paula Payton.

Pelzer Citizens workshop Tuesday

The next Pelzer citizens workshop will be held Tuesday, April. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Pelzer Community Building.
The Hwy. 8 Master Plan for Pelzer and West Pelzer will be presented May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Community Building.
Pelzer citizens who would have questions or concerns are invited to attend the meeting and to have discussion with Mayor Steve McGregor and councilmembers in an open forum.

Coal ash trucks to use secondary Hwy. 8 route

Due to South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) work on Cooley Bridge Road, outbound Waste Management trucks hauling coal ash from the Duke Energy W. S Lee Steam Station will be using their designated secondary haul route on Hwy. 8, Duke officials said this week.

Pelzer Town Council moves forward on consolidation of clerk’s office

By David Meade
During their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Pelzer Town Council gave their approval for consolidation of the Pelzer and West Pelzer clerks’ offices, approved replacement of problem and unreadable water meters and heard concerns from several citizens.

Pelzer Heritage mill cleanup

On Saturday, members of the Pelzer Heritage Commission along with a number of volunteers including Rockey Burgess, Al and Vivian Shufelt, Will Ragland, Bobby Holiday, Lynn and Olene Bear worked tirelessly throughout the day cleaning the grounds of the Pelzer Office Building, cutting grass and brush around the water tank and old parking lot and other general cleanup.

Pelzer Heritage Commission to host lower mill cleanup Saturday

The Pelzer Heritage Commission is asking for volunteers to help clean up around the old Pelzer Mills office building, parking lot, road and the lower end of the mill site this Saturday, April 8 at 9 a.m.
Spokesperson Larry Coker said, “We need chain saws, weed eaters, lawn mowers, rakes, blowers and workers. Rockey Burgess will be running a bobcat and Bobby Holliday will have his tractor.”
“This is a chance for the Community to get involved and help make a difference,” Coker said.
Coker said that a $50,000 grant was used to clean up the old pallet shop recently. “It looks good, but more work needs to be done,” he said.
“We have a $60,000 grant to start cleaning out the old office building below and hopefully we can get a new roof on it before long. It would be nice if we could get someone to volunteer to go ahead and patch the hole in the roof for right now.”
Hotdogs will be provided to all workers.

Pelzer considering moving town clerk’s office

By David Meade
Members of Pelzer Town Council and West Pelzer Town Council held a joint special called meeting Monday at the Pelzer Community Building to discuss and vote on a resolution to consolidate municipal clerks offices of the two towns.
They also addressed security for council meetings.
Both moves are a continuing effort of cooperation between the two towns and looking into ways to save money and better serve residents and businesses.

Palmetto Business Association to expand Party in the Park to ticketed event

During their meeting Tuesday, members of the Palmetto Business Association (PBA) discussed plans for several upcoming events and gave their consent for the organization to move forward on a proposal to expand their Party in the Park event.
The organization is partnering with a professional event promoter to expand to be a ticketed event featuring a mid-stream name entertainer, according to PBA President Blake Sanders.

Palmetto Business Association Easter Egg Hunt April 8

The Palmetto Business Association (PBA) will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt for ages 10 and under Saturday, April 8 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. Rain date for the event will be the following Saturday, Apr. 15 . Ages and time schedules are as

Palmetto Business Association to hold Sporting Clay Tournament

The Palmetto Business Association (PBA) will hold their 3rd annual sporting Clay tournament on Friday, April 22 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Belton Gun Club.
Entry fee is $80 per person or $320 for a four person team.
Entry fee includes clay targets, breakfast and lunch. Drinks and snacks will also be provided.

West Pelzer assumes public works services for Pelzer

By Stan Welch
A proposed merger of the Pelzer and West Pelzer public works departments that was triggered by the departure of Pelzer public works director Brad West earlier this year is a done deal, according to West Pelzer Mayor Blake Sanders.
Mayor Sanders announced to his Council Monday night that the transfer has been accomplished and that a third employee, Steven Eudi, of Pelzer, has been hired. Eudi will essentially perform his duties in Pelzer, unless additional manpower or resources are needed. By the same token, Eudi will be available in West Pelzer if needed. He will begin work on March 27th.

Pelzer hears reports on merged public works department, law enforcement

By David Meade
Pelzer Town Council received information from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, heard suggestions for an intergovernmental agreement with West Pelzer for services and heard their first report on the operations of the public works department which recently merged with West Pelzer.
West Pelzer assumed the operation and maintenance of Pelzer’s water and sewer system about a month ago under an agreement that combined the two departments.

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