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By Joy Warren

During the regular session of the Town of White Lake Board of Commissioners meeting Tuedsay night, an ordinance was approved to regulate the use of self-propelled vehicles such as golf carts, four wheel utility vehicles, mopeds or electric bicycles on the multi-use path. None of these types of vehicles are allowed, except for those vehicles needed by handicapped users. Parking also has been prohibited on the side of the road as well as on the path asphalt. Mayor Goldston Womble indicated that the path has been well-received and used by the citizens of the town.

Womble gave an update on the Lake Water Restoration Project. A two-hour educational workshop was held prior to the Commissioners meeting. He did inform the Board that a Department of Water Resources employee removed the sandbags at Turtle Cove without any communication with the Town or N.C. Parks. After meeting with Ed Wilkerson of Singletary Lake, once the lake level starts increasing from rainwater, the bags will be replaced as the level increases.

In other administrative matter the Board approved the appointment of all the town officers; approved Utility Releases ($585.95), Tax Releases ($101.08), Tax Refunds ($56.01); approved the tax collector’s Full Settlement Report for 2018-19; approved service contracts for Spectrum Enterprise, HR Essentials Consulting, One Call, Beazley Group, and Inmate Labor Contract; adopted the Essential Records Disaster Recovery Plan; adopted a resolution regarding the utilization of Regional Council of Governments for delivery of services; and approved eliminating One-Stop Voting and Absentee by Mail for municipal elections.