Pelzer Town Council hires new clerk after Black resigns


By Richard Meade
Pelzer Town Council met Monday in a special called meeting to hire a new town clerk after current Clerk Shane Black resigned Wednesday morning.
Mayor Roger Scott and three council members, Olene Bear, Mike Matthews, and Gary Pridmore, were present along with 14 others. Councilman Eddie Waits was unable to attend.
After calling the meeting to order and stating the purpose of the meeting, council voted to go into executive session. Returning from executive session, a motion was made to hire Cheryl Boudreau as town clerk and the vote was unanimous in favor.
“We were left without a town clerk,” Scott said. He then explained that Black had resigned from both towns to take another job. Black has served as Pelzer town clerk since July of 2017 as well as Clerk of Court for West Pelzer.
Scott also explained that Boudreau had gone through the interview process before council hired Black in July.
“We had to move quick. We are going to move forward,” Scott said. “In a few days we will have town hall open. Hopefully next week,” he said. Currently bills will continue to be paid at the West Pelzer Municipal Center, but plans are to move everything back to Pelzer town hall Scott said.
“People are helping us out to get up and running. I would like to thank the Town of West Pelzer for stepping in and helping us out. They’ve been real helpful, “ said Councilmember Bear.
“It’s been tough. Blake (referring to West Pelzer Mayor Blake Sanders) has offered to help us in any way with the changeover. He’s helped us a lot already,” Scott Said. Also former clerk Heather Holcombe is helping added Scott.
Council members encouraged everyone to attend the next regular meeting which will be Tuesday January 16 at 7p.m. in the Pelzer Community Building. “Every decision we make concerns you. We took this job because of our citizens, not for a title but because we care,” Scott said.