Elizabethtown Commissioners take care of
Elizabethtown Town Commissioners meet Monday
evening, the first meeting of the new 2014/2015
fiscal year. Several citizens made requests to
Council. Willie Moore requested assistance for a
past due water account. The Town has worked out a
payment plan for Mr. Moore. Linda Rogers spoke as
an adjacent property owner regarding the code
enforcement matter on Cedar Street. The Town will
work to clean up the yard and will start the process
to see if there is anything else can be done to the
In administrative matters the
Board approved Phases II & III of the Downtown
Revitalization Project; approved revisions to the
Customer Service Policy for the Utilities
Department; denied tax release request and
approved the monthly financial report. The dental
plan with Assurant Employee Benefits was approved as
Joel Strickland presented a
Comprehensive Transportation Plan for Bladen County.
Dominique Boyd with NCDOT also assisted with the
presentation. The purpose is to identify current
and future transportation deficiencies to include
all types of transportation from bicycles to public
transportation. This is a 5 year plan that includes
existing, needs improvement, and recommended
transportation needs. They are holding initial
meetings, establishing a Public Involvement Plan and
hearing the Community Vision. After the
presentation, a resolution was presented and
approved supporting changes to the Strategic
Mobility Formula. The changes will allow Rural
Planning Organizations to have a fair opportunity to
compete with the Metropolitan and Urban areas of NC
for transportation projects.
During the Noon
work session, Mayor Campbell introduced a new Police
Officer, Conner Capshaw. Eddie Madden
announced that Jay Leatherman has agreed to serve as
the Finance Director on a full time basis.
other action, Commissioners were asked to approve a
written Decision/Order for Denial of Special Use
Permit requested by Hilton DeVane Enterprises, Inc.
to build apartments on the corner of Broad and
Rollins Streets. This matter was tabled at the June
meeting. Council approved the written
decision denying the Special Use Permit.
As noted on the agenda, Council met in closed
session to discuss Real Estate on Rollins Street.
No action was taken.