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Clarkton Sets Trick-Or-Treating For Saturday, Oct. 30

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By Sonny Jones

The ghosts and goblins, super heroes and princesses will be out in force in Clarkton on Saturday, Oct. 30.

The town’s Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday night to permit Halloween trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. The holiday is usually celebrated Oct. 31, but that falls on Sunday this year so the board opted for a day earlier.

Trick-or-treating will be allowed for ages 12 and under, according to the board’s decision. Children ages 9 and under will require adult supervision. The town decided not to impose a curfew for Oct. 30.

Following a 15-minute executive session, the board voted to hire Daniel Alonzo as the town’s public works director. He will be paid $15 per hour. Alonzo has been working for the town’s public works department since July.

In other business, the board approved three budget amendments:

• Transferred $9,397 for contract labor to cover the cutting of ditches and other miscellaneous work around the town. It also includes two extra months for contract labor. A decrease of $5,000 from the maintenance and repair of grounds budget and $4,397 from the building capital outlay budget covered the transfer.

• Transferred $8,000 out of the emergency fund to cover contract labor for repairs at the wastewater treatment plant and lift station.

• Transferred $4,000 from the maintenance and repair equipment budget to add funds to the lab analysis line item that was overlooked in the original budget.

The board’s next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.