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Elgin Town Council elections to be held in February

Posted: November 7, 2014 1:57 p.m.
Updated: November 10, 2014 1:00 a.m.

Elgin voters will have the chance to vote for mayor and two positions on Elgin Town Council on Feb. 3, 2015. The official announcement for February’s election came during council’s Nov. 4 meeting. Those interested in running must register at Elgin Town Hall between Dec. 5 and 19. Candidates must be an Elgin resident to run for office.

The mayor’s seat is currently held by Brad Hanley, elected to office four years ago. The two council seats are currently held by councilwomen Melissa Emmons and Candy Silvers.

Later in the meeting, council unanimously passed an ordinance announcing the election date and times.

Also during Tuesday’s meeting, Emmons updated council about an upcoming Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Emmons said the Blaney and Doby’s Mill elementary school choruses are scheduled to perform. Emmons also said the Lugoff-Elgin High School chorus might perform.

“That will be a great night for our community and our students,” Emmons said.

The Elgin Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be Dec. 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. The Catfish Stomp is also coming up, with the parade taking place on Dec. 6 from 10 to 11 a.m.

In old business, Councilwoman Dana Sloan said electrical work is nearing completion at Potter Community Park. Sloan said ceiling fans at the shelter are being installed and the park committee is scheduled to meet to discuss park rules and regulations.

The following businesses applied for licenses in October: Chavela’s Mexican Restaurant of  2470 Main St., Elgin; Small Occasions of 1100-C Rose St., Elgin; and Zan Sowell Landscaping of 1590 Chicora Trail, Camden.

There were two complaints for the month of October. First, someone reported a sign advertising Circee Nail Salon was obstructing the view of drivers exiting the Food Lion parking lot at Pine Street. Zoning Administrator Randy Pruitt contacted the business and the sign was removed.

Second, someone reported the Elgin Quick Shop was selling drug paraphernalia including bongs and scales. Chief Brown spoke with the owner, who agreed to remove the items.

Charity permit requests for the month of October included Eastern Star at the Elgin IGA for a fundraiser; the Blaney-Elgin Museum Committee at the Elgin IGA; CJ’s, Ronnie’s Ribs and Dejavu Thrift for wreath sales; and the Hope Food Bank at Chiropractic Health for food collection.

Also, those interested in nominating a candidate for Elgin 2014 Citizen of the Year must do so by Thursday. Forms can be submitted to Elgin Town Hall and forms can be picked up at town hall or downloaded from www.townofelginsc.com under “Forms.”

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