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SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Town Council members met in executive session an hour prior to their regular March meeting on Monday night to discuss contractual matters with an undisclosed vendor.

Mayor Edward Furtick said he and the council were given a presentation related to the town's water tank by that vendor during the closed meeting. No motions or actions regarding the presentation were made by council afterwards.

During the regular meeting, Furtick presented the monthly financial report, noting the town paid one of four installment payments of $1,221.75 to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control for its 2018 license. In addition, he said the town paid Bolen Building and Supply of Blackville $251.28 for materials for a new wall for the town clerk’s office and a $300 fee to the Municipal Association of S.C.

According to the minutes of council's February meeting, the highlights of the monthly financial report included:

  • $30,000 from property taxes was deposited.
  • $10,000 was transferred from the Municipal Account based on an from the S.C. Chief Justice. It was noted that each month, the judge will sign off on amount to transfer out of the Municipal Account. Only three checks can be written out of the Municipal fund each month – one to the State Treasurer, one for Victims Rights and one for the General Fund, it was reported.
  • $7,000 was transferred from the General Fund to the Springfield Police Department.
  • Two checks for a total of $315 were written to Barry Delk for plumbing repairs at the town's Blue Building, which is used as a venue for small events. 

Contact the writer: rbaxley37@gmail.com.

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