Gray Court Town Council 2024 Meeting Schedule



March 18, 2024 MINTUES

  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation & Pledge: Attorney Holmes
  3. Approval of Minutes: February 26, 2024

Council Member, Nadine Philip made a motion for the approval of February 26, 2024, Town Council Minutes. The motion was seconded by Council Member, Laura Cook. Mayor and Council members unanimously approved.

  1. Old Business:

A. An Ordinance ordering a Special Referendum on the question of whether the Town should be authorized to transfer all of the assets of its water utility to Laurens County Water and Sewer Authority. (Second Reading)

Council Member, Laura Cook made a motion to accept the Second Reading This motion was second by Council Member, Nadine Philip. Mayor and Council Members unanimously approved.

  1. New Business: N/A
  2. Public Comments:

Joe Boyd commented there are residents who own properties on Willis Street, Spartan Drive, and Pleasantview Drive., It is difficult getting to their properties. It would be a good idea to have a right of away, that will allow these residents to get to their property. Attorney Holmes and Garry Smith explained that the roads are on private property. It is up to the property owners to have a road constructed.


Council Member, Nadine Philip made a motion to adjourn the Town Council Meeting. Motion was second by Mayor Jones and Council Member, Laura Cook, and unanimously approved by Council.


Respectfully submitted,

Jennifer Prince







TITLE: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS                                                             FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT


Under direction of the Mayor or Town Administrator and town council, plans, organizes directs and integrates the Town's public works and utilities activities and functions; provides expert professional assistance to town management in areas of expertise, including municipal water, street and landscape maintenance; parks and recreation management; and sanitation. Performs other duties as assigned.


SUPERVISES: 2 employees



  • Provides leadership and works with department staff to develop and retain highly competent, customer-oriented staff through selection, compensation, training and day-to-day management practices.
  • Integrates and directs the efforts and results of supervisors and staff from parks and recreation, sanitation, and street divisions in the maintenance and repair of the town's public streets, and parks.
  • Plans, organizes, controls, integrates and evaluates the work of the Public Works Department including long-term plans, the Department's budget, the Department's policies, procedures, personnel selection, assignment and evaluation, equipment and resources necessary to be effective including the preparation of bid documents related to Public Works projects or equipment purchases.
  • Advises the Mayor and Town Administrator, citizen groups, individuals, contractors and others on departmental issues; assembles necessary resources to solve a broad range of programmatic and service delivery problems in the delivery of public works and utilities services; assists in the preparation of new town ordinances and revision of existing ones.
  • Coordinates, reviews and approves the work of the town's contract and independent service providers, including traffic engineers, construction and landscape contractors, and public utilities
  • Monitors developments related to public utilities and public works matters and evaluates the impact on town operations, and implements policy and procedure improvements.
  • Represents the town in negotiations with other agencies, utilities, groups and individuals on a wide variety of issues pertaining to public works and public utilities.
  • Develops specifications and bid documents for a variety of public works and public Utilities-related designs, construction and maintenance projects; recommends contract awards, negotiates contract provisions and coordinates, reviews and approves contractor's performance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



High School diploma from an accredited school, certification in water treatment from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, with five (5) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in municipal public works and public utilities management or a combination of education and experience.



  • Language Skills: Excellent written and oral English language communications skills are essential. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from the public, regulatory agencies or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to town council, public groups, or other professionals as required. This employee may be required to participate in or conduct media releases via radio or television supporting the public interest.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Computer Skills: Ability to use compatible computers connected to a local area network via Microsoft NT 4.0 and current Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, and department-related software.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability and expertise to effectively utilize standard planning models, to include immediate and interim action plans and strategic action models for use within three or five year master plans. Ability to manage, negotiate and stabilize volatile conditions involving high risk events, including but not limited to, flood or other weather emergency, and other emergency conditions whether man made or natural.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations: Possess and maintain a valid South Carolina driver's license or obtaining the required license within 14 days of hire. Certificate of graduation from a reputable college or university civil engineering program. Professional Engineering certificate in civil engineering required within one year of hire.



  • Requires ability to hear and process information over department phone systems and respond accordingly in often highly stressful and emergency situations.
  • Requires ability to occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds while intermittently sitting/standing/stooping.
  • Requires ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Requires the ability to repeatedly bend, crouch, and stoop intermittently.
  • Regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle objects or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear at a high level.
  • Other vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distant vision, normal color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.



  • Ability to work with a variety of types of people from supervisors, peers, the public, and members of

other law enforcement and government agencies.

  • The work for this position is performed in an office setting with the ability to be exposed to a variety of indoor pollutants including cleaning chemicals and dust.
  • May be subject to work in excess of a standard forty (40) hour week.
  • Ability to focus on detailed and complex tasks and complete them accurately.
  • The ability to handle this in a professional and positive manner is critical to job success.
  • Requires the wearing of protective devices; exposure to loud noises, and chemicals