Town of West Pelzer SC

Town of West Pelzer
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Town of Pelzer SC

Town of Pelzer

Town of West Pelzer SC

Population: 1086

Incorporated: September 13, 1918

City Offices:
3 Hindman Street
West Pelzer, SC
Telephone: (864) 947-6297

City Government / Elected Officials:
Elected officials serve two-year terms with terms expiring on alternate years. West Pelzer town council meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m.

Peggy Paxton
Telephone:  (864) 947-6297

Town Council:
Joe Turner
Marshall King
Mike Moran
James Jeanes

Appointed Officials:
Clerk/Treasurer - Paula Payton (864) 947-6297
Attorney - Jimmy King, (864) 225-1411
Police Chief - Bernard Wilson (864) 947-6297
Fire Chief - Dale Mahaffey
Water Superintendent -  (864) 947-6297
Town Recorder - Roger D. Scott, (864) 947-6267

State officials:

SC Senator: William H. O'Dell
SC Representative: Michael D. Thompson, Daniel T. Cooper

Brief History:

The Cherokee Indians were the first settlers of the present site of West Pelzer, originally called Frankville.

There were settlers in the vicinity in the 1800s. The town of Frankville was chartered in 1913. The original survey for the town was made by John Franks. The street layout in the older part of the town is the same today as in the original street plat.

A new petition was later filed and on September 13, 1918, the name was changed from Frankville to West Pelzer.

West Pelzer is less than a quarter of a mile from Pelzer. However, the small town is incorporated and has its own city government. The two towns share the same post office zip code, 29669, and the same telephone prefix, 947.

At one time, the Southern Railroad tracks separated West Pelzer from Pelzer.



West Pelzer in the news . . .
(Reported from the pages of The Journal, Weekly Newspaper of Williamston, Pelzer, West Pelzer, Piedmont SC)


West Pelzer News 2008

O’Dell presents check
W Pelser reduces millage
Ride to benefit family

Sewer rates increase for Pelzer residents
No cost of living raise for West Pelzer employees

Tragedy highlighted on Inside Edition
Pelzer reviewing streetscape plan - Sock hop planned

Mill warehouse burns
Downtown grant awarded toWest Pelzer
WP Planning Commission official; fund balance increases
News from Historic Pelzer, SC
School lunch, breakfast program policy announced
West Pelzer budget approved with cuts
PERC to sponsor school supply drive
West Pelzer holds 08-09 budget workshop
Deputies investigate thefts
Deputies investigate assaults, vandalism to vehicles
Progress continues on Pelzer EMS building
West Pelzer committee, discusses signs, banners
West Pelzer approves budget, new police car
Leaking sewer lines lead to revised DHEC consent order
County Council to see new faces; voters show support for C. Wilson
W. Pelzer holding out on police car
West Pelzer approves truck, no action taken on police cars
Quick response nets robbery suspects
History to be reflected in streetscape project
West Pelzer looks at streetscape project, police vehicle purchases
Spontaneous combustion causes ACE fire
21 tons of food donated to needy
West Pelzer citizens offer input for improvements
West Pelzer Councilmen explain reasons for missing last meeting
Support EMS
WP Council meeting canceled after Councilmen fail to show up
Hooper to run for District 7 seat
Pelzer Pool getting upgrades
WP Council members get message loud and clear  - that citizens want police protection
WP Property cleanup cost can be added to tax bill
Barrett presents flag to West Pelzer Fire
Deputies investigate roofing nails in driveway
West Pelzer meeting location to be announced
Local Capital projects list
Seems to Me . . . The Good Old Boys
West Pelzer citizens show support for police department
Memories by the Fireside program to feature FBI speaker, topics
Police protection reinstated after Council dissolves department
Capital project tax to fund projects
Memories by the Fireside to feature FBI speaker, topics
West Pelzer woman works last day in the mill - After 57 years on the job
New festival being planned for Pelzer
Responsibilities unclear to planning commission
West Pelzer Planning Commission meets
Mother charged in infant death
Manhunt ensues near county line
West Pelzer having second thoughts on sewer
Towns awarded beautification grants

West Pelzer 2007

Looking Back 2007
West Pelzer to get website
$1 million in funding remains unused eight years later

WP Council approves gas cards; town to get website
Santa Express draws crowds
West Pelzer receives competitive grant
WP Fire gets new turnout gear
West Pelzer hires auditor
Holiday Fair to be held in Pelzer
Pelzer Memories to explore “conflict”
WP Council addresses water infrastructure
WP Water tank to be monitored
Textile heritage still being celebrated
WP Councilman says he is in compliance with SCDOR
W. Pelzer Planning Commission reappointed|
Textile Heritage being celebrated
West Pelzer approves budget
Mayors proclaim Constitution Week
Payton named West Pelzer Clerk
Pelzer man arrested in Piedmont break-in
West Pelzer approves first budget reading
West Pelzer officials reflect on actions, proceed as usual
Firefighters battle blaze, high temps
Recycle Center Fire
Supreme Court case has local implications
Seems to Me . . .Open government
Clerk hiring process leads Council discussion
Tradegy avoided in river incident
Hiring process questioned
Council District 7 residents denied requests
Bi-Lo now Super Bi-Lo
Debris, budget top agenda for West Pelzer Council
Competitive grants  being awarded locally
Pelzer finishes second in contest
South Greenville Fire plans July 4th parade
Monkey park getting upgrades
Spearman Road project complete
Mayors consider road fee proposal
WP clerk  - Elgin now in Williamston
Will Pelzer get a fleet of taxis?
West Pelzer Council looking at vacant lot and debris ordinance
Candidates eager to serve on Council
Ware Place plans July 4th parade
Live music offered
West Pelzer candidates have last say
Waste water plan treading water
New accounting system now running in West Pelzer
Moran has ideas about running West Pelzer
Former Mayor Alexander would like to serve again
Familiarity will help with town issues Jeanes says
Pelzer Post Office next topic
Kelly running for West Pelzer mayor
Paxton hopes to continue service as West Pelzer mayor
New accounting system now running in West Pelzer
Saluda River Catfish band to honor early musicians
Ledford running for West Pelzer Council
Water access a concern as stations battle blaze
Tri-city officials looking at alternative sewer treatment
Some reimbursements not elilgible on Pelzer gym renovation
Motorcycle ride to raise funds Sat.
West Pelzer open to considering proposed treatment alternative
Benefit show April 7
Candidates sign up for West Pelzer election
Benefit show April 7
West Pelzer officials decline alternative joint sewer project
Candidates sign up for West Pelzer election
West Pelzer Council approves fee increases
Proposed Pelzer EMS building receives funding
West Pelzer Council reinstates fee increases
WPFD elects officers

PARD grants awarded
Special events highlight the holidays
No rate increases for West Pelzer residents
West Pelzer approves first reading on 2006-07 budget
WPFD to elect new board
Planning commission approves zoning
West Pelzer teacher serving on NEA Board
West Pelzer losing money as rate increases postponed
West Pelzer water improvements
Shriners Hospital receives $10,000 donation
Lions ready for Candy day
West Pelzer Council postpones water rate increase
West Pelzer zoning issue postponed
West Pelzer expected to increase water, sewer rates
Grant to help with water line
Board to advise town on zoning
Candidates file for political offices
West Pelzer has personnel issues
West Pelzer facing police shortage
West Pelzer residents urged to boil water
Local man charged in double shooting
West Pelzer retreat positive, officials say
Candidates to file
Retreat held to ease tensions following assault incident
Seems to Me . . .It will take some work
County admits dumping debris along Spearman Rd.
West Pelzer advised to increase water rates
West Pelzer discusses annexation of properties
West Pelzer Council delays budget talks
West Pelzer sewer department head resigns
DHEC officials hear facts of water line enforcement issue
Water line agreement causes problems
West Pelzer avoids fines, Council chages decision on unpermitted water line
Pelzer residents consider annexation
Community wide service
West Pelzer amends budget to reflect changes
Lions present “Elvis”
Kickoff planned for family activities
West Pelzer looking at joint sewer options
Free baby baskets now available to new moms
West Pelzer officials look at town’s operations, finances
Advance Auto robbed
Area officials looking into forming special sewer district
Pelzer to drop police service, approves match for grant
Painting offers therapy for Alzheimers patients
Joint wastewater treatment options to be discussed
Skateboard meeting moves to Pelzer park
New grocery stores coming to area
District One Kindergarten registration March 1
Register Feb. 10 for Kindergarten in Greenville County
Hudson named SC Principal of the Year
Miss Woodmont named
Local officials attend government workshop
Surefire ways to wreck your town’s finances
West Pelzer Council revists cell phone decision


Woodmont High School holds dedication service
West Pelzer officials approve phone by poll
West Pelzer budget changes reflect Town Hall improvements
Pelzer to offer skate park facility
West Pelzer parade to include Pelzer
Meth lab busted
Pelzer EMS needs more space
West Pelzer plans Christmas parade
West Pelzer Council addresses town issues, others
West Pelzer mayor asks council to work together
Katrina affects water line project
West Pelzer approves budget
Displaced family receiving local help
Residents turn out for Strong Community forum
Clemson celebrates Strong Communities
Local firefighters help with hurricane rescues
Area citizens, businesses send supplies to Mississippi
Neighborhood Day celebrates community
West Pelzer reaching out to area teens
Perceived gas shortage causes lines at stations
West Pelzer voters choose Pete Davis
Community forum set for Sept. 15
West Pelzer to decide on new councilman
Town officials discuss alternative sewer plan
Davis running for open Council seat
McClain seeks reelection to Council
West Pelzer approves budget; town events being planned
Duke to upgrade turbines at Lee Steam plant
Pelzer books open
Local Police Departments conduct joint drug bust
Cherokee Rd.,US 29 bridge to be replaced
Meeting to discuss Cherokee Rd. bridge replacement
Audit shows West Pelzer financial condition strong
West Pelzer awaits response from County
Father, son shooting baffles town, officials
West Pelzer Council members sworn in Monday
Fireworks, special events kick off July 4th weekend
Free water deal topic of special meeting
Towns plan joint Pre-4th Celebration
West Pelzer meeting more businesslike
King, Turner to serve on West Pelzer Council
Death of Councilman saddens West Pelzer
Shots fired into Pelzer home
West Pelzer voters to decide among six Council candidates
Political newcomers running for Council West Pelzer
Controversies continue in Town of West Pelzer
Clarification - 
West Pelzer citizens meet to discuss town issues
Lozano to run for West Pelzer Council
King running as write-in candidate
West Pelzer Council meetings continue to be heated
Health and Wellness Festival set for May 24Mineral Spring Park
West Pelzer officials rescind decision on officers vehicles
Turner hopes to return to Council
Earl Brown wants more cooperation
Hardee’s employees locked in freezer during armed robbery
Don’t be the victim of a spring scam
West Pelzer officers not allowed to take vehicles home
Area towns encourage residents to clean up
West Pelzer Fire Department receives check
West Pelzer election commission reorganized
West Pelzer approves annexation, police services
Filing raises questions on requirement deadlines
Concert to benefit Children’s Hospital April 1
West Pelzer approves annexation, police services
West Pelzer officials hear water report
West Pelzer mayor questions close County Council vote
Board members continue to work on West Pelzer Fire Dept. finances
West Pelzer Council discussions get heated
County Council split over use of paving funds for West Pelzer grant match
Vickery charged with assault, resisting arrest
Pelzer man wanted in connection with Friday chase
West Pelzer Council decides against applying for new grant
Board reorganizing West Pelzer Fire Department
West Pelzer Fire Department elects new officers - Former chief resigns
West Pelzer considering $200,000 enhancement grant
Stolen van recovered from Saluda River


Duke to upgrade Lee Steam plant
Officials reexamining costs of joint sewer project

South Greenville son takes flight in experimental craft

West Pelzer Fire Department fined by Secretary of State
West Pelzer officials focus on police issues

O’Dell hopes to bring experience back to Senate
Thieves strike area homes

Do area towns have too many employees?
Congressman, senator campaign through area

Lt. Governor Bauer, Senator O’Dell in area

West Pelzer hearing starts grant process
Holliday Atlas Chiropractic opens in West Pelzer

West Pelzer officials to pursue $200,000 grant for Main Street

Domestic dispute leads to two deaths

Turner case set for trial Thursday
Spring Water Festival this Saturday, Aug. 28
Candidates sign up for political offices
Pelzer picker Ansel Guthrie is a gospel, bluegrass music pioneer
Shady Grove serious about area ministry
Outreach activities planned for Labor Day

West Pelzer reviews water bills after citizen complaints

Farm Expo excites visitors about local agriculture





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