Special recognitions and thanks in Andrews

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mayor Rodney Giles and the Andrews Town Council awarded special recognition as Shining Stars to the following Palmetto Boys & Girls State Attendees:

Dr. DeShawan Rouse S.F.A.C. Church, which recently donated 18 trees to the town of Andrews, and the Summer Series Volunteers.

Councilwoman Angela Anderson thanked everyone for their hard work.

Councilman David Tisdale noted the sales tax will be on the ballot.

“Last year was a disaster and this year it’s down to five projects and I feel all five projects are worthwhile...take a close look,” he said.

Councilwoman Sudha Patel and Councilman Eddie Lee thanked Chief Kapers for boosting moral and for introducing innovative ideas in the police department.

Lee also recognized the fire department.

She also thanked Mr. Carter for his business expertise.

Patel said on Sep. 5, an onsite visit will be taking place with a design professional she’s worked with in the past, a landscape architect in Charleston, who offered to do a free site visit in Andrews.

Councilwoman Patsy Greene thanked everyone for the end of the school year fest.

“You did a good job and worked hard, we need to come together, so let’s work together.”

Town Administrator Muretta Dorsey said on Sep. 30, the Town of Andrews turns 105 years old, adding “We are hoping to do a celebration to commemorate this milestone and ask the citizens to come and be a part of the planning process.”

The planning meeting will take place on Aug. 28 at Town Hall at 5:30 p.m.

As part of the administrator’s report, Dorsey gave an update on Well 3, which is in compliance with the town’s time line.

“We are awaiting our final sample to be approved,” she said. “We hope to hear something by Aug. 22, and at that time we will put Well 3 on line. We look forward to Well 4 in September when it should be ready to go.”

Dorsey also noted Assistance Ride Program flyers are available.

According to Dorsey, the Give a Ride program provides seniors and disable adults in the community to get to doctor appointments, grocery stores, pick up prescriptions. Call 843-436-2110 to register. Someone will then be assigned to provide the ride.

The service is sponsored by the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging.

A motion to continue a resolution to authorize and spend for the Town of Andrews until adoption of the 2015 budget was passed.

Andrews Fire Department’s Rob Stamper told the council the fire department is starting to flush the fire hydrants and service them.

He invited the town council members to come and look at the drop ceiling in the training room, which is in bad shape as is the restroom.

Randy Cooper, Andrews Public Works, said the department is trying to get back up to standards.

“It’s very important for the citizens of Andrews to have adequate water,” he said.

“One of the things that we have in sort of a delay right now, is our truck, but we can come and get the truck this Monday, Aug. 25. Hopefully we can start going around.”

Kapers said Lieutenant Taylor left the department, moving to Atlantic Beach.

“He left us with a void,” Kapers said, “We have already identified and discussed this, the mayor and I, and his replacement is coming on board.”

Kapers said the police department will start in September visiting every grade at the elementary school. “One time a month I’ll be doing lunch with different grade levels,” Kapers said. “And we’re doing other things with the middle and high schools. And day care as well.”

The Mayor thanked Lieutenant Gov. Mc Gill for coming to Andrews to pass along checks. He reminded people of the Sept. 11 remembrance Sept. 7 at 4 p.m., at the Andrews Pavilion behind the library.

Council members in attendance included Sudha Patel, David Tisdale, Mattie McGee, Angela Anderson, Patsy Greene and Eddie Lee.

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