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Council approves list of roads to be paved; next meeting Monday, Feb. 18 at MCHS

Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

At its January meeting, the Metro Council approved five roads to be paved in 2013. (MCN File Photo)

During the Metro Moore County Council’s January meeting the council approved a list of five roads to be resurfaced this year. They include Crying Owl Lane, Rising Moon Rd., Woosley Rd., Bell Rd., and Raysville Rd. The list was submitted by highway superintendent Milton Ferrell at an earlier meeting.

While the council did approve the list, the listed roads — or any additional roads to be paved — are dependent upon revenue and the condition of the road.

The council also heard a motion to approve a property donation near the old Motlow College dorms. Don Rhoton, a former Motlow College teacher, baseball coach and athletic director, has offered to donate a piece of property, which is close to an acre in size, to the county.

“It will be beneficial to go ahead and get it,” said Mayor Sloan Stewart.

Prior to the meeting, there was a public hearing concerning the rezoning of a parcel of land at 180 Cemetery Road. With no comments or questions, the hearing was closed.

During the meeting, the council heard a second reading on the rezoning. With no discussion, a third reading was heard and the council voted to rezone the property from commercial back to residential.

In other business, a 2004 Ford vehicle from the Sheriff’s department was declared surplus. It was decided to combine the money recouped from the surplus vehicle along with money from some seized vehicles in order to purchase another vehicle for use by the Sheriff’s department.

“(It was) not worth us putting any more money into it,” said Sheriff Mark Logan. “The vehicle was made surplus, thus clearing the path for the county to move the vehicle. We have some seized vehicles we have been awarded by the state. We will put with it and trade them in on something we can use.”

The next Metro Moore County Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at Moore County High School. Entrance will be through the main lobby of the school.

By ROBERT HOLMAN (Robert Holman is the editor of the Moore County News. He can be reached at mcnpub@lcs.net)

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