West Pelzer plans town cleanup for May 18

During their meeting Tuesday, West Pelzer Town Council approved first reading on the 2019-20 budget, heard reports and held a special presentation.
Members of the Pelzer Masonic Lodge presented the town with a painting of George Washington.
West Pelzer Town Clerk Paula Payton reported that the Planning commission will meet May 14 at 6 p.m. to review Town codes and ordinances.
A town wide cleanup for “junk” and “household items” will be held May 18 from 8 am to 12 noon.
Items should be placed curbside on Friday May 17 for pickup. Items that will NOT be picked up include tires, paint cans and mattresses.
The Municipal Center and Public Works Department will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
Payton said West Pelzer will be partnering with Anderson County to promote the 2020 Census and urged residents to encourage friends, family and neighbors to participate so West Pelzer can be counted accurately.
She also mentioned Municipal Clerks Week is this week “which is a time of celebration and reflection on the importance of the Clerk’s office.” West Pelzer Town Clerk is Paula Payton, Billing Clerk is Eulala Allison and Court Clerk is Kelly Arthur.
Police Department Stats for April include 21 reports, 16 arrests, 158 tickets and 30 warnings.
Payton also said that National Police Week, which recognizes the service and sacrifice of U. S. law enforcement will be celebrated May 13-19.
Public Works Department completed 25 work orders during April. Payton said she is continuing to work with Anderson County to address a drainage issue on Dunlap/Park Street. Additional locates are required but the work should be scheduled soon, she said.
Leaf and limb pickup can be scheduled by calling town hall or submitting a work order online.
Leaves must be bagged and limbs cut into four foot sections.
Payton said the town’s Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) for water quality is available for review on the Town’s website.
The town approved first reading on their 2019-20 budget. The $1,115,500 budget is almost the same as last year, except for public works, which is $30,000 less due to the changes with Pelzer, according to Mayor Blake Sanders. A public hearing and second reading will be held on June 4. There is no tax increase and millage will remain at 94.
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