Williamston Council to address cultural arts, economic development

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Williamston Town Council will meet Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. and are expected to cover a lengthy agenda that includes eight presentations prior to addressing five items of old business and three new items.

Items expected to be discussed include a possible cultural arts center being located in Williamston, expansion of the town’s park area, annexation of two tracts of land and an unknown “economic development” issue which will be discussed in a private executive session.

Presentations will include: Police Dept. and Communication Action Network reports by Police Chief Tony Taylor; Update on 107 Days of Non-Violence by Councilman Hagood, Community Cleanup by Councilman Scott and Communty Safety Councilman Harvell.

There will also be an update on the Beaverdam Road water line project and the Academy Street sewer project which are both underway.

Mayor Mack Durham will give a presentation on expansion of the park area and Van Broad will present information on Cultural Arts.

In old business, Council will hold second reading on an ordinance to prohibit smoking in workplaces, parks and ballfields, second reading on rules for council to operate under and discuss approving financing terms for a new fire truck.

Council is also expected to hold second reading on annexation of property located just off Roberts Blvd.

Owners of two tracts of land, one 17.38 acres and another 10.8 acres, have requested the properties be annexed into the town limits.

In new business, Council is expected to appoint Planning and Zoning Commission members, discuss a resolution supporting a Cultural Arts Center and address a request to use the Municipal Center auditorium.

According to the agenda, Council is also expected to go into an executive session to discuss “economic development matters.”

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