Category Archives: West Pelzer

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.

West Pelzer policy to allow vehicles be driven home

By Stan Welch
The West Pelzer Town Council met Monday night, addressing several issues. During a discussion of the proposed policy allowing town employees, including police, to take official vehicles home, Mayor Blake Sanders announced that the town has formally assumed control and operation of Pelzer’s public works department. He added that a third employee, Steven Eudi, of Pelzer has been hired and will begin work later this month.

Officials celebrate ADA Kayak Launch opening

In Pelzer By Stan Welch – On a raw, rainy day, a variety of county officials and dignitaries gathered on the banks of the Saluda River in Pelzer to officially open Anderson County’s second kayak launch. The Timmerman Jr. Kayak Launch Facility is fully compliant with the American Disabilities Act, and will provide access to the river, in addition to an identical facility located at the Dolly Cooper Park. The Dolly Cooper facility was the first ADA kayak launch in the state.

Ribbon cutting held for ADA kayak launch

On the Saluda – Anderson County held a ribbon cutting Monday, for a second ADA floating kayak launch facility on the Saluda River. The accessible floating kayak launch facility provides an opportunity for all to transfer independently into kayaks beginning their journey down the Saluda River.

Palmetto Business Association to meet Mar. 21

The Palmetto Business Association will meet Tuesday, March 21 at 12 noon at Fiesta Mexican Restaurant in Williamston.
The meeting is expected to be about one hour.
Agenda items include Clay Shoot (April 21), Easter Egg Hunt (April 7), and Party in the Park. The guest speaker for the April After-Hours Event will also be announced..
For more information contact Blake Sanders President, Palmetto Business Association, PO Box 503 Williamston, 29697 or email

Pelzer, West Pelzer residents discuss vision

For the two towns
By Stan Welch – A crowd of approximately thirty five residents, split pretty evenly, between Pelzer and West Pelzer, met Tuesday night to discuss their vision of the future of the two towns. The focus of the event centered on the potential appearance of the intersection of Main Street and Lebby Street, and the adjacent areas.
Consultants for the Main Street program, Arnett Muldrow, conducted the meeting and guided the citizens through a series of questions designed to elicit public input.

Charette to gather input for Hwy. 8 Master Plan

The Towns of Pelzer and West Pelzer will hold a Charette Mar. 7-9 to gather input for a Hwy. 8 Master Plan for the revitalization of the community’s business district.
The Charette will be held in the Pelzer Community Building and various people and representatives in the community will be invited to participate in the round table discussions.
The Hwy. 8 Master Plan will attempt to address merging the two towns’ interests while maintaining some of the characteristics that set them apart.

West Pelzer to take on Pelzer sewer services

Combining into one departmentBy Stan Welch – Signs of the growing cooperation between the towns of Pelzer and West Pelzer continue to surface. The latest became apparent at Monday night’s West Pelzer Town Council meeting.
Mayor Blake Sanders informed the town council that Brad West, of the Pelzer Public Works Department would be leaving the town’s employ at the first of March, leaving the town without any public works employees.
Sanders added that the joint water and sewer committee that the two towns have formed had reached a non-binding agreement whereby

Statewide business license raises questions for local officials

Information presented at County Municipal meetingBy Stan Welch
Two bills purportedly designed to streamline and standardize the issuance of business licenses across the state have ruffled quite a few feathers among the leaders of some of the small towns in the area.
Introduced by Rep. Bill Sandifer, House Bills 3650 and 3651 are the latest efforts to address business license reform in the General Assembly.

Pelzer/West Pelzer working on plan for business district

By Stan Welch
Members of the Pelzer/West Pelzer steering committee for the Main Street Program met Monday to begin work on a master plan for the revitalization of the community’s business district.
Mayors Steve McGregor and Blake Sanders, along with Council members Roger Scott and Jim Riddle (from Pelzer and West Pelzer respectively) and at large members Gilbert Garrett and West Pelzer planning commissioner member David Odom were joined by Anderson County planning director Michael Forman.

PBA Toast and Topics event February 21

The Palmetto Business Association (PBA) will host the first Toast and Topics event on February 21st at 8 am at Williamston Town Hall.
Mill Town Place, a new restaurant in West Pelzer, is sponsoring the event, making the event free for Palmetto Business Association members.

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