Eads Board of Trustees meeting minutes - April 17, 2023

PROMO Government - Eads Town Hall - Chris Sorensen
Published Saturday, May 13, 2023

The Regular Meeting of the Town of Eads Board of Trustees was called to order by Mayor Shields, Monday April 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. in the Town Hall. Robin Fox took roll call:

  • Mayor - Joe D. Shields- Present 
  • Trustees - Present -Dennis Pearson, Fred Derby, Stephanie Sewell, Kathy McCracken, Tuck liebl and Justin McLoud 
  • Absent - None 
  • Town Clerk- Robin Fox 
  • Assistant Clerk- Mikahael McCracken 
  • Director of Public Works-Van Brown 
  • Town Attorney - Lance Clark - Absent

Minutes- Justin McLoud moved to approve the minutes as presented. Stephanie Sewell seconded, motion passed unanimously. 

Approval of Bills - The finance committee reviewed the bills prior to the meeting. Kathy McCracken moved to approve payment of the bills. Fred Derby seconded, motion passed unanimously.

Public Comment- Walter Bates wanted to say thank you to the town board and the employees for all they do. He wanted to thank Justin McLoud for returning his son's wallet that was lost; he greatly appreciates small towns and the people in them. 

Russ Watson, with the fire district was here to ask about the $3800.00 dollar donation the town does for fireworks. He also said they have a licensed guy from Cheraw that will be here to help them. They will set them off on the 5th, and if the weather is bad they will try on the 6th.  Dennis Pearson moved to approve the $3800.00 Justin McLoud seconded, motion passed unanimously.

New Business- Betsy Barnett will be going out for another grant to try and finish the Bentley and pool hall buildings attached to the theater, plans have changed some. The library will be moving into the building once it is done. Kemma, came and asked if she could apply for a solar panel grant. Justin McLoud moved to approve the solar panel grant application. Kathy McCracken seconded, motion passed unanimously.

KCDEF- With much discussion the board agreed to go ahead and pay the $7500, Tuck Liebl, made the motion to approve the donation, but he would like to see more production work this year Fred agreed with this. Fred Derby seconded, motion passed with a roll call vote. Stephanie yes, Kathy no, Fred yes, Tuck yes, Dennis yes, Justin will abstain from voting but feels it should be paid and that he thinks a conflict is the reason it was even questioned.

Homeless- Tuck wondered what kind of Ordinance we had on homeless. We are going to check with other towns and the sheriff to see what they have.

Cindy McLoud with KCDEF wants to apply for another grant, in hopes to get more sidewalks done. Stephanie Sewell moved to approve her applying for the grant. Tuck Liebl seconded, motion passed unanimously.

Fritz with Carrothers Construction, sent over the pool layout on the land. The board looked at it and wants to know if they could move the pool to the west more and put a parking area in the front. Robin will reach out to Fritz and check on this. The ground testing is done. They are keeping in touch weekly on the progress. We still need more community event and surveys need to be completed, for the GOCO grant that we are hoping to get approved for. Lisa has applied for another 250,000 grant, we have not heard back on this grant yet. We will be going door to door and mailing surveys out. We are also looking for in kind donation. 

We will start planning the summer swimming lessons soon. Robin will get the days put together and advertise.

Adjournment- Meeting was adjourned 6:50 P.M.

Joe D. Shields, Mayor


Robin Fox, Town Clerk

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