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Town honors Park and Rec All-Stars

  • Monday, July 21, 2014

Dan Brown/Independent The Ponytail softball Pirates won the MCPR regular season championship.

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Honoring the accomplishments of its young people has been a long standing tradition with Moncks Corner Town Council.

During the Tuesday, July 15 meeting of town council, local Park and Recreation baseball and softball teams braved heavy rainstorms to be recognized and so honored.

“It’s always great to see the council chambers filled with our young people who braved this weather to be honored their accomplishments,” said Mayor Pro Tem Michael Lockliear, who occupied the center seat for Mayor Bill Peagler who was ill.

Berkeley High School valedictorian Bryce Kunkle and salutatorian Caroline Lamprecht, along with Park and Recreation regular season Ponytails champion Pirates and Machine Pitch champs the Marlins were recognized at the beginning of the Town’s regularly scheduled July meeting.

“You can easily see the future of Moncks Corner and Berkeley Stags athletics are in capable hands,” Lockliear said.

In other town business, the final cutout list for the new Regional Recreation Complex continues to take shape as the town seeks to see the park completed prior to the town’s inaugural town festival and BBQ “Cooker of the Year” competition this fall. The two day event will take place at the new rec center complex on Nov. 7-8.

Town Administrator Marc Hehn advised council that the mayor will present the fiscal year 2014-2015 town budget during its August meeting.

“The mayor wants to be here to present the budget to council and with the race for supervisor complete he can finish up his review of the new budget and present it to council at next month’s meeting.”

Two readings and a public hearing are required for approval.

The town’s new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, 2014.

Peagler defeated current Berkeley County Supervisor Dan Davis in a runoff election on June 24 and will resign as mayor effective Dec. 31, 2014.

Town Attorney John West presented council with a special election report detailing the logistics to electing a new mayor to finish out the remainder of Peagler’s term.

The Mayor Pro Tem will serve as interim mayor until the special election is held on March 31.

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