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By Joy Warren

During the regular Monday evening meeting of the Elizabethtown Town Council, Mayor Sylvia Campbell announced that the Town was notified of an award of a $500,000 Grant from the NC Office of Recovery & Resiliency. The grant will fund debt service expenses for two years for purchase of property for the new Fire House; two years repayment for the Phase II Streetscape project; salary and benefits for a Code Enforcement Officer for three years and a vehicle; and hiring of a consultant for one year to identify long range mitigation strategies for erosion problems along the Cape Fear River.

In addition, a $2 million no-interest loan was also received from NC Office of Recovery & Resiliency. The application request was to cover expenses for two years in order to relocate the City cemetery containing 270 grave sites.

In administrative matters, Council voted not to authorize the sale of property of the leaf/limb sight; approved the audit contract with Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams and Co.; approved the Facade Improvement Grant Application from Barnes Entertainment LLC for Kessel Run Comics on Broad St.; approved tax releases and the monthly financial report; and approved lease Agreement between the Town and the Elizabethtown Airport/Economic Development Commission.

In observance of the Easter holiday, The Town offices will be closed on Friday, April 19. There will be no change in the sanitation pickup schedule for this holiday.