Elizabethtown Town Council Regular
Meeting – October 6, 2014
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
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.
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
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
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