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By Joy Warren

Town Of ElizabethtownDuring the Monday evening Elizabethtown Town Council meeting, the Council adopted a resolution of support for the Agriculture Industry. According to the resolution, the Town supports the development of the community by advocating for a healthy agricultural economy; encouraging the efficient and safe use of natural resources; supporting policies that enhance the viability of farmers (such as SB711); and by agreeing to work with community members, officials and other decision makers to generate informed judgements regarding agricultural production, processing, and marketing that will support and sustain the agricultural industry as a whole.

Other resolutions adopted by the Council included declaring several Town vehicles as surplus property and approved the sale of vehicles on govdeals.com; and adopted resolutions to receive two planning grants to continue the asset management program for the Water System and Wastewater System. Lumber River Council of Governments will administer the grants along with an engineering firm selected by the Town.

In administrative matters, Council approved revisions to the Customer Service Policy; rejected a bid for construction of Downtown Streetscape Project, Phase II and authorized re-advertisement of bids for 30 days; approved change order for Airport Taxiway Project; approved updated Uniform Guidance Regulations for making purchases using Federal funds; approved Utility Write-Offs; approved budget amendment and heard the monthly Financial Report.

The Elizabethtown Planning Board met Monday night and requested an additional 30 days to review the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite. Council approved the additional time and will plan to add the document to the September agenda for review by the Council.

The Summer Sounds Concert at the Farmer’s Market is scheduled for Thursday, July 12th with the band North Tower performing.