Notes on Votes: Irmo Town Council July 17
Irmo Town Council approved several items dealing with the new town park. Here's a summary of actions.
The Irmo Town Council met for a regular session Tuesday night. Council members voted on several items related to the new town park.
Council voted to approve the following:
- Members unanimously approved a contract with Rutland Mulching Service in the amount of $28,800 for the clearing/mulching of underbrush in the new town park.
- Council voted 4-1 to give authorization to the town administrator to proceed with a special tree survey of trees 8" or larger and boundaries (not to exceed $4,500) and that all three original bidders on the project are allowed to rebid.
- Members unanimously approved advertising for a design/build firm request for quotation for the new park.
In other business, council discussed refunding stamp fees for seized sweepstakes machines.
State Law Enforcement Division agents recently raided two businesses in Irmo and seized a total of seven machines.
Since businesses operating sweepstakes machines are required to pay a $500 stamp fee, the item was placed on the agenda for members to consider whether the town would give a refund to those businesses whose machines were seized.
Council decided to take no action until receiving legal advice from the town's attorney.