By Stan Welch
Note: This article contains excerpts from a prepared statement provided by Williamston Town Councilman Rockey Burgess. Space restrictions prevent running the entire statement, but passages used in reference to the issues raised in this article are produced verbatim, and will appear in quotation marks and italics.
The June 9 referendum on whether the town of Williamston will continue to operate under the strong mayor form of government has been an issue of considerable debate.
Recently the placement of a billboard, and then a temporary (portable) political sign in response, has inflamed passions and tested the town’s new sign ordinance.