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Elizabethtown Town Council Regular Meeting  – October 6, 2014
Joy Warren
 
The new owner of Vineyard Golf at White Lake, Bill Augustine, made a presentation to Council.  They officially opened on Wednesday. Mayor Campbell thanked Mr. Augustine for the hard work done by him and his staff.  The course is and will be a major economic and social drawing card for the county.  He plans to make it a vineyard course.  Ron Taylor presented Winners Circle Blueberry Jelly to each of the Council members...jelly made from Mr. Augustine's blueberries.
 
Council conducted a public hearing,  a Quasi-Judicial procedure for a Special Use Permit requested by Ron Taylor for new commercial construction.  The location is listed at 1667 US Highway 701 South.  The permit would allow construction of a new 30,000 retail/wholesale facility for Divine Foods beside Taylor Manufacturing.  It would house a retail store, restaurant and a state of the art kitchen that would meet all State guidelines for the processing of jellies, salsa's,  and pickled items.  Later in the meeting the Council approved the special use permit.
 
A resolution was adopted approving the local Water Supply Plan as well as renaming the Tory Hole Park to the Carl S. McCulloch Park at Tory Hole Battlefield.  Mr. McCulloch was instrumental in the development of the park and served as Chairman of the Tory Hole Park Commission for 16 years.  Russell Priest accepted the Resolution on behalf of Mr. McCulloch. 
 
In administrative matters Council approved the grant contract with PARTF and authorized Mayor Campbell to sign the contract; approved task orders with W.K. Dickson for engineering services for the replacement of Well #1 and assistance with PARTF application; authorized grant submission to Golden Leaf Foundation – Community Assistance Grant; declared seized firearms as surplus property and authorized sale through a private party; approved tax releases and monthly financial report.
 
Eddie Madden announced that USDA Rural Development has invited the Town to participate in the Rural Community Development Initiative.  This a business development and entrepreneurship program that will involve a two and a half year commitment from the Town and community.  Personnel will lead and train a team and funds will be available from the Rural Center ($100,000 loan fund) dedicated for businesses in the community.
 
Several items were provided as information to Council and to citizens.  Open House for the Fire Station is scheduled for October 26th from 2-5 p.m. 
 
Roy Nick West has been selected as the new Fire Chief effective November 3rd.
 
A resolution was adopted in regards to Halloween.  Trick or Treating activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31st.  Only children age 12 and under will be allowed to participate and children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.  A curfew will be in effect for all youth between the ages of 13 and adult age after 11:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. on November 1st.  Mayor Campbell urged all motorists and pedestrians to exercise extreme caution during the Halloween activities.

   
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