West Pelzer approves funding for improvements

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By Stan Welch
West Pelzer town Council dipped repeatedly into its capital improvement funds, funding several projects at their Tuesday night meeting.
Following an announcement that second reading of a zoning ordinance amendment would be delayed until the actual closing on the purchase of the 2.4 acre tract, the council approved several capital improvement expenditures.
Restriping several public parking areas, as well as some crosswalks, will be conducted at a cost of up to three thousand dollars. Also, establishment of a more expansive website will be performed, along with providing availability of wifi to the Chapman Park. The estimated cost of those projects is thirty five hundred dollars. Mayor Blake Sanders explained that the town could apply for reimbursement from the federal level since they are expanding wifi availability .
The final expenditure approved was the mulching of several flower beds and the planting of two trees, at the projected cost of three thousand dollars. The Council also adopted a resolution recognizing Earth Day.
Council also appointed Pete Van Hook to a two year term on the municipal election commission. There are two opening remaining on the commission, and the council is soliciting nominations.