During their first meeting of the new year Monday, Williamston Town Council swore in two councilmen, approved funding for a MLK breakfast, abandoned and closed Hospital Street, approved “In God We Trust” lettering for Council chambers and heard from Gatewood residents.
Reelected councilmembers Rockey Burgess (Ward 2) and Tony Hagood (Ward 1) were sworn in.
Burgess’ wife Wendy administered the oath of office while son Austin held the Bible. Burgess is serving his first full term on council. Hagood was administered the oath of office by Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor. Councilman David Harvell was elected Mayor Pro Tem.
During public comments, TommyWalker complained about the Christmas Parade being spaced out and stated that 4 wheelers in the parade were dangerous. Walker also said someone should look into the maintenance fee Fort Hill Gas charges on their billing.
A number of Gatewood residents expressed frustrations and concerns about the dangers of the one entrance into their subdivision.
Concerns ranged from the safety of school buses, emergency vehicles and a Leachate tanker crossing the damaged entrance to what will happen if the entrance becomes impassable or a vehicle falls into the creek. (More detailed information about the meeting will be posted soon)