Williamston Council briefs . . .


Williamston Town Coucnil tabled a second reading vote on rules of council after discussions about items that were requested to be included.

Councilman Rockey Burgess requested that the ordinance include wording requiring all ordinances approved by council be placed in the master ordinance book and with the police department, within 48 hours of council approval. Burgess also stated that the town’s ordinances should be codified annually.

Following some discussion between the mayor and the town attorney on majority vote, abstaining from a vote and discussion of executive session content, councilman Otis Scott made a motion to table the issue.

Council approved a resolution for financing for a new Ford F550 Rescue Truck for the fire department. The town will finance $100,000 with BB&T at 1.55 percent interest. The loan requires a $25,976.20 yearly payment over four years.

Rusty Burns presented the town with a $6000 recreation grant check from Sen. Billy O’Dell. Mayor Mack Durham said the senator “is a longtime friend of our community and continues to support us in many ways.”

Council also approved a proclamation designating Sept. 17-24 as Constitution Week.

Council appointed James Pressley and Jim Simpson to the Planning Commission.

Mayor Durham said the town is working with the police and fire departments on a community evacuation plan.

Durham stated that the job description for the SC Main St. Program Director had been posted.

He also announced that an artist reception is planned for Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Williamston Municipal Center. All local artists are invited to bring and display art to show support for a proposed cultural arts center in Williamston.