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A Staff Report

Bladenboro, NC – Kaitlyn McCormick, with the Town of Bladenboro, has recently unveiled the agenda for the upcoming Regular Board Meeting, scheduled to take place at the Bladenboro Town Hall on September 11, 2023, at 6:00 PM. The meeting promises a diverse range of topics to be discussed, both old and new, offering the community a glimpse into the town’s current affairs and future plans.

The meeting will commence with standard procedures, including the call to order, an invocation, and the Pledge of Allegiance, reflecting the town’s commitment to tradition and civic values.

Following these introductory items, the agenda will open up for an open forum, providing residents with the opportunity to voice their concerns, suggestions, or opinions. The town’s leadership encourages active participation from the community during this segment.

The Consent Agenda comprises crucial housekeeping matters, such as the approval of agenda items and minutes from previous meetings, along with the approval of department reports. These items typically ensure the smooth operation of the town’s administrative machinery.

Under Old Business, the Board will address the “Award of Capital Investment Grant,” a matter of significant economic relevance to the town’s development and growth.

In the New Business section, the meeting will cover several pressing issues:
1. The consideration of a resolution seeking a “Wastewater Asset Inventory & Assessment” grant underscores the town’s commitment to sustainable infrastructure.
2. The intriguing “Carolina Haints” Folklore signage project request highlights Bladenboro’s cultural heritage and preservation efforts.
3. An examination of the policy for “Cancelling the current comp Time policy” is crucial and follows Memo 23-8. This decision may have implications for town employees and their working conditions.

The Town Administrator’s Report will be presented, providing valuable insights into the town’s ongoing projects and initiatives.

The meeting will also include a review of FYI information items, keeping the Board and residents informed about key developments.

The agenda does not include any memoranda, indicating that there are no specific additional communications for discussion.

The Matters of Interest to Board Members section, although non-voting, allows for the consideration of issues deemed important by Board members, offering a platform for dialog on community concerns.

A closed session on personnel matters will be held, followed by the meeting’s adjournment.

Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend this Regular Board Meeting to stay informed about Bladenboro’s progress and actively engage with the town’s leadership on matters affecting the community’s welfare. Your participation is vital in shaping the future of Bladenboro.

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