Sale of Oude Neeses Town Hall delayed

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NEESES – Mayor Kenneth Gleaton announced during the Neeses city council meeting on Tuesday that there has been some delay in completing the sale of the Old Town Hall, used as an EMS building, on Silversprings Road 2017.

Robinson Real Estate Services’ online listing states that the sale of the building is still pending.

Gleaton said, “It’s been handed over to the attorneys to do the old title search. If we hear from them, we can proceed with the sale.”

Gleaton previously provided inspection results related to the roof of the current town hall.

Gleaton said Homer Chavis of Carolina Craftsmen Home Improvement LLC in Neeses inspected the roof in early October and found badly nailed shingles.

“He sealed the front wall flashings and sealed the loose clapboards with caulk,” Gleaton added.

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Gleaton said he hopes it stays that way until the city needs a new roof for the facility.

In other matters, several months have passed since the Labor Day fundraiser for the Senior Recreation and Leisure Center in Neeses was held.

Also at the meeting, Councilman Renee Olenick announced that the Rookie All Star Team recognition has been changed to Saturday, Nov. 12, in what locals call the barn behind the museum.

The previous time listed for the event was from 10am to 12 noon. For more information, please contact Neeses Town Hall.

Hot dogs, chips and drinks are served for the children of the team. The coaches will provide the players with certificates of recognition.

Olenick said, “We are going to recognize our first Neeses Rookie All Star Team.”

“They really had a ball,” Olenick added.

Councilor Paula Hutchins is coordinating and assisting with the next Neeses Seniors Luncheon for Neeses residents age 62 and older in the SRLC on Monday, Nov. 14, starting at 11 a.m.

Hutchins said of the theme of this lunch, “We’ll do the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.”

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Previous themes have included Mardi Gras and a Hawaiian theme.

She said her mom, Billie Jean Jackson, will do most of the cooking for lunch, including the turkey and dressing.

For more information or to RSVP, call 803-247-2434.

Municipal secretary Sonja Gleaton reported in October on the last major litter clean-up by the Neeses Adopt a Highway Group.

The group formally conducts about three to four major cleanups per year, with members also informally clearing waste between major cleanups.

Gleaton said 14 volunteers cleaned up 66 bags of litter last month and that they used 33-gallon bags.

She said, “I appreciate everyone’s support and the excitement was so good.”

Gleaton said they cleaned several major streets and highways in Neeses for the cleanup.

Burgers were provided by Hutchins for the volunteers.

The Council voted at the meeting to pass a resolution to approve the five-year update of Orangeburg County’s 2021 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Mayor Gleaton said flags have been placed in the city for Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, and a special banner for veterans will also be put up in the city.

The next city council meeting for the city of Neeses will be held at Neeses City Hall on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 PM. The public is invited to attend.

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