To The Editor:
Yes, I voted “no” to extending the town manager’s contract as stated in the news article and “yes,” town manager Alan Thornton was correct when he said I did not get the answers I wanted to some of the questions. Some of the questions and answers are as follows:
Question: Has Spencer Woods Subdivision paid taxes for FY:2011-2012 or 2012-2013? If not, why not? Answer: Everyone owning real property in Tarboro who is not tax exempt is billed for property taxes.
Question: A mini-excavator is budgeted at $18,000 from Powell Bill funds and later $18,000 from the Water and Sewer Fund for a total of $36,000. It is my understanding that the town presently owns a full-size excavator and several backhoes, why do we need a mini-excavator? Have we ever had one?
The firstanswer to this question: Mini-Excavator is to be utilized for work on sidewalks and rights of ways. Staff is only seeking one excavator at $18,000. Guess what? The next answer I received stated the one mini-excavator is actually $36,000. Ask yourself if you would be happy with these answers.
I can't include everything, but if you would like further information please e-mail me at email@example.com. If you know of anything we can do to improve our town please contact me at the same e-mail address.
I have been told by Mrs.
Owens that I am tending to town business. Isn't that exactly what the council should be doing?
Ward 8 Representative
Town of Tarboro
To The Editor:
- Obituaries Archives
NANCY ELIZABETH BATTLE
PINETOPS — Nancy Elizabeth Battle, 87, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. uneral services were Sunday at Pine Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Crestlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Dickens Funeral Service, Tarboro.
ALIN MA'KAI HARRISON
JROCKY MOUNT - Jalin Ma'kai Harrison, 16 months, died Nov. 28, 2013. Funeral services were Sunday at St. Paul Church of God In Christ, with burial at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Stokes Mortuary, Inc.
AMINA PATRICK MYLES
ROCKY MOUNT — Mrs. Amina Patrick Myles, 42, of Rocky Mount, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Funeral services will be at 12 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 10, 2013, in the Rocky Mount Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Burial will be in Walt Cemetery in Rocky Mount, NC.
FRED LEWIS TOLSON
RALEIGH — Fred Lewis Tolson, 75, of Raleigh, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, after a five-year battle with cancer. His strong faith in Jesus Christ assures us he was welcomed into Heaven.
PAULINE YARBORO YORK
PINETOPS — Pauline Yarboro York, age 92, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 6, 2013. She was born in Jones County on March 19, l921 to James Franklin and Margaret Casteen Yarboro.
NANCY E. BATTLE
PINETOPS — Nancy E. Battle, 87, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Arrangements are pending with Dickens Funeral Service, Tarboro.
ROCKY MOUNT — Minister Starline Batts, 63, of Rocky Mount, died on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday at Greater Mount Hermon, Rocky Mount, with burial in Gardens of Gethsemane in Rocky Mount. Arrangements under the direction of H.D. Pope Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.
ROCKY MOUNT — Leonza Lee, 62, of Rocky Mount, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
Funeral service at 12 p.m., on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, in the chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home, Rocky Mount with burial in Walt Cemetery in Rocky Mount.
OMA LEE WALTERS
Tarboro — Oma Lee Walters, 87, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2013.
ROCKY MOUNT — Ed Hamlet, 92, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013 in Nashville, NC. A Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Harris Chapel Baptist Church, 1472 Williams Rd, Hollister, NC. Arrangements under the direction of Melanie Little, Funeral Service Licensee, Macclesfield.
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