The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC


May 15, 2013

Town council has busy meeting

TARBORO — Members of the Tarboro Town Council took a little over two hours to move through an agenda Monday night that included the recognition of native son and standout athlete Kelvin Bryant, swearing in of Ofc. Brandon Smith as a new member of the Tarboro Police Department and the introduction of new police chaplain Ofc. Mike Robins and ministers who are serving as volunteer members of the chaplaincy program.

Additionally, council heard a presentation from Connie Sherrill, co-chair of the America in Bloom Committee as well as a presentation by Andre Nabors, tourism development manager for the state, on the advantages of making application to become part of the North Carolina Certified Retirement Community Program.

Council members also received the planning board report as well as the Historic District Commission report.

In addition to holding a public hearing on a text amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance, council also scheduled a public hearing on two other UDO text amendments — pertaining to solar energy facilities and microbreweries — as well as on the proposed 2013-2014 FY budget. All three public hearings will be held on June 10, while a yet-to-be-scheduled budget work session will be held prior to the June 10 meeting.

And if all that wasn’t enough, Mayor Donald Morris capped the evening by announcing he would not seek reelection in November. Morris, 70, said he had held office for 32 years and it was time to retire.


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Arthur Rich, left, Republican candidate for District 1 Congressional seat, Alan Mizzell, N.C. District 3 Senate candidate and Brenda Cleary, District 13 Congressional candidate, are three of the 20 candidates who attended the Edgecombe County Human Relations Commission’s Meet the Candidate Forum Tuesday night at the Edgecombe County Administration Building Auditorium.

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