During the Pelzer Town Council meeting Tuesday, announcements were made for several upcoming items that may be of interest to Pelzer residents including new gym hours, a workday in the Monkey Park and a Parks and Recreation Planning Meeting for the Monkey Park.
Council also approved three new streetlights to be installed on Fuller St. The three lights will cost an additional $30.15 per month and the contract with Duke Energy will be for three years.
The Pelzer Proud Paint and Grill day will be held at 11 am on Sept. 17 at the Monkey Park. Residents are invited to come out and help stain new fencing and enjoy a free hot dog.
Anderson County and the Town of Pelzer will hold a Parks and Recreation Master Plan meeting from 6 pm to 7 pm on October 25 at the Pelzer Gym. The meeting will include suggested plans for the Timmerman Landing on the Saluda River and for the Monkey Park.
Citizen input is encouraged on both projects. Residents can help determine the future of parks and recreation in the Pelzer area by telling County and Town officials what can be improved, what type facilities and programs are wanted, or any suggestions they may have. An online survey can be taken at www.surveymonkey.com/r/Districts3-7
The Pelzer Gym will be open with adult supervision every Wednesday evening except the third Wednesday, which is when the new Pelzer Planning Commission meets.
The gym will be open for ages 14 and under from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 15 and over from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
There will be sign in sheets with emergency contact information for those attending.
The first Planning Commission meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wed. Sept. 21.
Pelzer Attorney Richard Thompson reported the contract on the Church of God property should be ready to sign by this Friday and there is still research underway on the former pool property.
Mayor Will Ragland reported that he is working with sources for grants and Historic Tax Credits for the Community Building and Hospital Building.