Williamston considering increase in fees for facility use

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During a work session Tuesday, Williamston Town Council discussed possible changes in the fees charged to use the town’s Municipal Center auditorium, banquet rooms and kitchen and met with members of the planning commission in a discussion with a representative of the Appalachian Council of Governments.
Mayor Mack Durham said the town is considering changing some of the fees being charged to better reflect how the facilities are being used. They are also considering adding a deposit on reservations for facilities. The issue will be on the agenda for the Town Council meeting Monday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Durham said he hopes to be able to introduce the new Executive Director for the Envision Williamston program at the meeting. The Envision Williamston Board has been in the process of interviewing candidates and is expected to make a selection this week.
Durham also said the town is considering naming the pocket park on West Main for town employee Chris Coleman, who died unexpectedly Sept. 18. The mayor said Coleman was dedicated to improving and beautifying the town and was a hard worker. “We want to honor him and all of our employees for their service,” Durham said.