Board eases through light business agenda

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The Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners, last week, eased through a relatively light agenda of business before going behind closed doors to discuss a personnel issue.

The board approved two resolutions: one asking the N.C. Department of Transportation to reduce the speed from 45 to 35 mph along a short stretch of N.C. Highway 55 through town and another in support of the town’s 150 anniversary celebration that kicks off on March 1.

A proclamation recognizing February as Black History Month was also approved by the board.

In other action, the board rescheduled a decision on accepting Barfield and Whitley Streets into the town’s corporate limits and a public hearing on whether or not to condemn property at 116 Valley Road. Those items will come up again at the board’s March meeting, which was moved to March 9 due to a training schedule conflict.

Awards were also presented to Men of FIC (Faith, Integrity and Character), Marsha Whitley of All the King’s Children Foundation, and the manager and assistant manager at Walmart for their roles in helping the town police department with its first Shop With a Cop Christmas project.

Town commissioners were also assigned by Mayor Ken Talton to five citizen advisory committees.

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