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ARANT BUILDING-COUNCIL CHAMBERS
DECEMBER 5, 2017
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act – SC CODE of Laws § 30-4-80: Written notice was
delivered to the press by email on Friday, December 1, 2017 and duly posted at Town Hall located
at 126 North Pearl Street, Pageland SC.
EXECUTIVE SESSION-6:30 PM
1. TOWN COUNCIL IS GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR LEGAL & PERSONNEL ADVICE UNDER
SC CODE OF LAW § 30-4-70 (A) (1) – PERSONNEL MATTERS AND § 30-4-70 (A) (2) – EASEMENTS
& CONTRACTUAL SERVICES.
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING – 7:00 PM
1. Call to Order – Mayor
2. Opening Prayer and Pledge
3. Adoption of Agenda
4. Approval of Minutes of Regular Council Meeting of November 9, 2017
5. Persons Appearing Before Council
1. Easements for Wastewater Project.
2. ORDINANCE 384 – AN ORDINANCE TO RAISE REVENUE AND ADOPT A BUDGET FOR THE TOWN
OF PAGELAND, SOUTH CAROLINA FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2018 AND
ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2018-SECOND READING.
3. ORDINANCE 385 – HOSPITALITY AND ACCOMIDATIONS BUDGET. SECOND READING
4. Police Department vehicle take home policy.
1. ORDINANCE 390 – AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS IN RESIDENTIAL
DISTRICTS. FIRST READING.
2. Approval of Five-Year Airport Layout Plan.
3. Approval of Town Council Meeting Dates for 2018
4. Resolution 2017-12-01-Establishment of On Call Rates per Week.
5. American Legion Request for Funds.
6. Tucker Lumber Request.
7. 2017 Budget Reclassification.
8. Administrator’s Report.
9. Department Head Reports
10. Motion to Adjourn
Water tests have concluded that town water is safe to drink. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Information provided by DHEC (Department of Health and Environmental Control)
Boil Water Emergencies
Sometimes a situation occurs where the safeness (due to biological or chemical contamination) or the availability of water is a concern for the proper operation of a food service facility. When the water supply may have been biologically contaminated a Boil Water Advisory will be issued. If it is confirmed that the water supply has been biologically contaminated, a Drinking Water Warning (sometimes called a Boil Water Notice or a Tier 1 Notice) will be issued.
If a boil water advisory is issued for your area, it means that the water supply in your area may be contaminated, either by a sewage overflow, a water line break, a chemical spill, a natural disaster such as a hurricane or flood, or somWater Advisory 11-14-17e other unusual event. Please check with your local government for the status of boil water advisories in your area.
If your public water system issues a Drinking Water Warning, it means the water in your area is definitely contaminated. Your family members could get very sick if they drink the water or use it to cook food.
What To Do
- Bring water to a rolling boil and keep it there for at least 1 full minute. Then, let it cool before using.
- Stop using appliances and equipment that use drinkable water, such as dishwashers, icemakers, tea brewers and coffee makers.
- Use disposable paper, plastic or foam plates, cups, forks, etc.
- Prepare food using water that has been boiled.
- Wash hands with water that has been boiled and cooled.
- Wash, rinse and sanitize pots, pans and other equipment with water that has been boiled and cooled.
- Brush your teeth with either boiled or bottled water.
How to Purify Bacteria Contaminated Water with Bleach
- Use unscented liquid chlorine bleach containing 4 to 6 percent available or free chlorine. (“Free” chlorine has not combined with organic matter and is therefore available for killing bacteria and algae.)
- Add 1 teaspoon of bleach to every 4 gallons of water.
- Let the treated water stand for 30 minutes before drinking or for food-related purposes.
Never use water that has been or may have been contaminated with chemicals. Do not use it for cooking, drinking, hand washing, pets, etc., until the water has been declared safe by DHEC or your local water authority.
PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED SHEET AND THE ADVISORY STATEMENTS BELOW CONCERNING DRINKING WATER SAFETY IN THE TOWN OF PAGELAND.
Why are boil water advisories issued?
Boil water advisories are issued when a water source is shut off, or when a water source pressure level drops below 20 psi. With this loss of pressure, there is a great possibility for water to become contaminated with harmful bacteria.
What determines the length of a boil water advisory?
The results of the water sample tests. When water service is restored, a Lab Analyst comes to the site to take water samples from several points in the affected service area. The samples are allowed to incubate up to 24 hours; no less than 18 hours. If the water is contaminated, bacteria will have grown.
How long must water be boiled prior to consumption?
Vigorously (with bubbles) for at least one (1) minute.
Why should I boil water prior to consumption?
Boiling the water kills harmful bacteria if water is contaminated.
What precautions should be taken after a boil water advisory is lifted, if test results reveal that the water was contaminated?
- Flush water lines by running all cold water faucets in the home for approximately one (1) minute.
- Flush automatic ice makers by discarding three (3) batches of ice made.
- Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
- Run drinking water fountains for one (1) minute.
- Run water through direct water connections for five (5) minutes.
Do I still need to boil water if I have a filter system on my faucet or refrigerator?
Yes. Water filters are not designed to remove harmful bacteria.
Is water safe for washing dishes, laundry or bathing?
Dishes: Water is safe for washing dishes, but hot soapy water should be used with one (1) tablespoon of bleach per gallon as a precaution. Dishes should be rinsed in boiled water.
Laundry: There are no restrictions on doing laundry.
Baths: Water is safe for bathing.
If I consumed water before I knew of the advisory, what will happen?
If you consume water that is proven to be contaminated and you are in good health, you should not become ill. However, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems may become ill.
What are some of the symptoms of being affected by consuming contaminated water?
Symptoms may include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. If you feel that your health has been compromised, you should seek medical attention.
What should I do for drinking water until the boil water advisory is lifted?
- Melt ice in freezer (ice made prior to the advisory).
- Boil all water from the tap.