Town board flips through light agenda

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The Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners approved items on a light agenda during its monthly meeting.

The Board accepted a resolution that asks the state to name the new overpass at U.S. Highway 117 Bypass and Country Club Road as the “John Richard Bell Bridge,” in memory of the late Wayne County commissioner. Also approved was a resolution that seeks state approval for pedestrian crosswalks at two locations on West Main Street.

The crosswalks are needed for safety, particularly for the town’s school children and officials say they want them at Wooten Street and Smith Chapel Road where they intersect with West Main Street.

The resolution will be forwarded to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

A resolution from Gov. Roy Cooper recognizing Mount Olive’s 150th anniversary was also accepted by the commissioners.

The Board discussed a personnel matter during its closed session.

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