April 18, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County
222 McDaniel Ave B-9
Pickens, SC 29671
April 18, 2016

Members Present:
Ms. Geneva Robinson, Chairperson
Ms. Jane Weeks, Secretary
Ms. June Bowers
Ms. Gretchen Campbell
Ms. Kathleen Hane
Mr. Herbert Thompson

Members Absent:
Ms. Sheree Chapman

Staff Present:
Mr. Rodney Allen, Executive Director
Ms. April Bagwell, Office Coordinator

THIS MEETING OF THE BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS OF PICKENS COUNTY WAS HELD PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AND ALL REQUIRED NOTIFICATIONS WERE MADE.

Chairperson Geneva Robinson called the meeting to order and welcomed those in attendance at 5:00pm.

Mr. Thompson provided the Invocation.

There were no public present.

Old Business:
Chairperson Robinson, Ms. Bowers, and Mr. Thompson reported to the Board the outcome of their meeting with Mr. Tom Hendricks, Interim County Administrator on April 13, 2016. Mr. Hendricks had previously made it known that the Board would be losing the current voting machine room (voting equipment storage and prep area).

The outcomes of the negotiations at the meeting were:

  • Empty voting booths along with some supplies will be relocated to a new expanded cage in the Achieves area of the basement.
  • The voting machines, laptops, communication packs, and other equipment will be relocated to the two rooms not currently being used by the Purchasing Department located at the opposite end of the basement. The rooms are climate controlled and will serve as the prep area.

Director Allen was very pleased with this compromise. Ms. Bowers stated she was very pleased with Mr. Hendricks understanding of our office’s security needs and was very good to work with us on this issue.

There was no new business.

Ms. Robinson asked that a motion be made to adjourn meeting. Mr. Thompson made a motion to adjourn meeting. Ms. Weeks seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the meeting was adjourned at 5:20pm.

Chairperson Robinson asked for a motion to be made to go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter. Ms. Campbell made a motion to go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter. Ms. Weeks seconded the motion. There was an open discussion and no votes were taken. Mr. Thompson made motion to adjourn from executive session. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the meeting was adjourned at 7:20pm.


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