GWTA services presented to board

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The Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners approved routine agenda items during its monthly session last week.

There was no opposition at a public hearing for a rezoning request on McCullen Street. The owner asked to have the 9-acre tract rezoned from its current agriculture/residential status to heavy commercial.

The board said it will act on the request during its August meeting.

Don Willis, executive director of Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority, updated the board on its service to Mount Olive, which includes 26 stops.

Routes in Mount Olive begin at Walmart and include Brookwood Apartments, Johnson Court, the Pickle Plant and a return to Walmart.

The fare costs $1-$3. Children under 42 inches tall ride free.

The daily service connects the town to Goldsboro at 8 a.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Weekend service begins at the transfer center on North Carolina Street at 6:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Willis urged residents to take advantage of the service.

Also approved by the board:

  • Proposed airport by-laws concerning a revised airport commission. It includes ex-officio members: the mayor of Mount Olive, a town board member to be designated by the mayor, a representative from Metro Aviation/East Care, a rep from the Wayne Development Alliance, the current airport manager, a rep from the UMO Flight School and a representative from Bass Aviation.
  • Authorization to Talbert & Bright to handle a $234,445 land acquisition grant for the airport’s parallel taxiway extension project.
  • A water asset management plan.

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