June 2022 Council Meeting

Council Holds Brief Meeting

  Most of Saluda County Council’s public meeting for June was taken up by public hearings and ordinances.
  No one spoke at the public hearings for the school budget, county budget, and an ordinance to enter into a lease agreement with Southeast Aviation, LLC.
  The third and final readings of the school and county budget ordinances will be held a later date.
  Third reading approval was given to the ordinance to enter into a lease agreement with Southeast Aviation, LLC.
  Council gave second reading to an ordinance that would allow voters to decide if they want a change in form of government.
  If the ordinance passes in three readings, a referendum will be held and the county voters will decide of they want to keep the present council form of government with five council members, or adopt the council-administrator form of government with five council members.
  Second reading was given to an ordinance approving sale of real property located at the southeast intersection of Hwy. 378 and North Bouknight Ferry Rd. to Farmer and Associates, LLC. This passed by 3-1 vote, with Councilman Jack Atkinson voting against.
  In new business, Rex Abney was reappointed to the Grievance Committee.

LEGION POST 65 RECOGNIZED - John Hood, Commander of American Legion Post 65, Saluda,  recently attended the 103rd Annual American Legion Department of South Carolina Convention held in  Columbia, SC. Commander Hood is pictured here with a plaque presented to him  that reads:  “The American Legion  Department of South Carolina, 2022, 100% Membership Award Presented to  Saluda Inc Post 65, Saluda SC, May 28, 2022”.  
  There were several Commission reports, but the report on Department Americanism seemed to stand out. The Department Commission oversees nine Sub-Committees which are:  Legion Baseball, Boy Scouts, Boys State, Children and Youth, Community Service, Education and School Awards, Law Cadet, Oratorical Contest and Shooting Team.
 The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Americanism, Children and Youth, National Security, and Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation.  The American Legion Motto: ”For God and Country.”

Two Receive Paul DeLoache Memorial Endowed Scholarship at PTC

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) recently held a Scholarship Luncheon to recognize student recipients of dozens of PTC Foundation scholarships for 2022. This year’s winners of the Paul DeLoache Memorial Endowed Scholarship - established by college founder, former area commissioner, and former Foundation board member Paul DeLoache to encourage Saluda County students to attend college - are Stacee Etheredge and Jacob Guiton.