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Dobbins Heights, North Carolina (population 936) Town Council, November 8, 2001 (L to R): Mary Magee (Clerk), Channie McManus, Nell Moody, Christine Davis, Gracie Jackson (Mayor Pro Tem)
(#4064/14-15) 2001, Archival pigmented inkjet on canvas with varnish, 24X66 inches

TOWN OF DOBBINS HEIGHTS

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

NOVEMBER 8, 2001

7:00 P.M.

 

MINUTES

 

The Town Council of the Town of Dobbins Heights held its regular Council Meeting on Thursday, November 8, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 172 Earle Franklin Drive, Dobbins Heights, NC. Mayor Pro Tem Gracie Jackson presided.

 

Councilmember Nell Moody read a Thought for the Day entitled "Thank God for Little Things."

 

Present were Mayor Pro Tem Gracie C. Jackson; Councilmembers Christine Davis, Channie McManus, and Nell Moody; Town Clerk Mary W. Magee; and Reporter Tom McCallum.

 

Citizens present were: Mr. Ozie Felder, Jr.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Jackson introduced Paul Shambroom, Artist/Photographer from Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Shambroom said he is working on a non-profit art project representing democracy. He said he hopes they will appear on exhibitions and hopefully, a book. Mr. Shambroom said he visits town meetings and takes pictures of the meetings.

 

On a motion from Councilmember Davis and a second from Councilmember Moody council voted to adopt the agenda and the minutes of the last meeting. (AGENDA INSERTED HERE AND MADE A PART OF THESE MINUTES.)

 

On a motion from Councilmember Davis and a second from Councilmember Moody council voted to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.

 

The monthly financial report was adopted on a motion from Councilmember McManus and a seconded by Councilmember Moody. (FINANCE REPORT INSERTED HERE AND MADE A PART OF THESE MINUTES.) Finance Officer Hall stated that the Powell Bill monies had dropped because of the census count. He added that it is important that residents report. The recent census count says we have 937 residents.

 

ADMINISTRATION REPORT

 

Town Clerk Magee said she had attended OSHA teleconference at Wake Technical College. Mayor Ward is in Wilmington attending a workshop for Community Action Programs.

 

SANITATION REPORT

 

Councilmember Moody reported that we are still working on the cleanup project and advertising for people to haul. At present ten residents have cleaned their property. We hope we can encourage owners to clean up.

 

STREET REPORT

 

Street Commissioner Grade Jackson reported that we are preparing for street improvements. Eleven (11) dirt streets will be paved by spring of 2002. (Mr. Hall entered here).

 

PARKS AND RECREATION REPORT

 

Councilmember Davis reported that Mr. James Lindsey of Brick City Menswear gave the Hallowe'en party. She thanked Mr. Lindsey for keeping the kids out of the street. Ms. Davis said the park has lots of fallen leaves.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT

 

Councilmember McManus reported that she has materials, leaflets from Rockingham and Hamlet fire departments. Churches received materials and they were appreciated.

 

We need to help our people understand the importance of completing the census. People are still living here who failed to complete the census forms.

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE WAYNE GOODWIN

 

Dobbins Heights Town Hall was visited by State Representative Wayne Goodwin. This is his sixth year of providing a Town Report to Dobbins Heights.

 

Representative Goodwin said he would be back at some time to put tags on the flags that he presented to the Town.

 

Representative Goodwin said he would be happy to attend events in the Town.

 

Concerning the ability to get post offices: Representative Goodwin stated that the United States Postal Service has taken a "hit" with its revenues. The Post office is a federal issue and not a state issue. He added that his office and Congressman Hayes' office will express our needs to the congress. He asked the Town of Dobbins Heights to advise him of any need for local legislation.

 

Members of the audience asked questions about the recent legislative session. Specifically regarding the recent sales tax increase and North Carolina redistricting.

 

NO PARKING, LOITERING, DUMPING, BURNING SIGNS

 

North Carolina is in a critical state concerning burning. We are in the process of erecting no parking signs in many places. People double park in the streets. The Town is also in the process of erecting no loitering signs. There is a problem with dumping. The Town hopes to address the problem of illegal dumping.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

There being no further business, on a motion from Councilmember Davis and a second from Councilmember Moody the meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.

 

 

Mayor

Town Clerk