Erin Smith Staff writer
March 5, 2014
ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Town Council met on Monday night and dispensed with several public hearings.
In the first hearing of the night, no one signed up to speak as GHK Development made a request for the construction of a new commercial building at 403 S. Poplar St. which will house the future Walgreens store. Town Manager Eddie Madden said the matter was approved by the board.
The second public hearing of the night dealt with a request for a special-use permit by Howard Odom to construct an accessory use building at 2505 Third Ave. Madden said the board tabled the matter until the March 18 meeting.
The board also heard from St. James Holiness Church regarding rezoning 1508 Martin Luther King Drive.
“Several members of the church appeared and indicated they want to re-open a business in one of the buildings on the property to generate revenue for the church,” said Madden.
The board approved the measure.
In the final public hearing of the evening, the board held the second of two required public hearings regarding a Community Development Block Grant to replace the water supply well located on Swanzy Street.
“The board adopted a resolution of support …” said Madden.
The application will be submitted by the first week of April, he added.
In other business:
— The board adopted a proclamation naming the week of March 3 through March 9 as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week.
— The board awarded the bid for replacement of Well No. 3 to Russell Underwood. In a related matter, the board approved the engineering services for design and construction of Well No. 3 be awarded to W. K. Dickson and Associates in the amount of $17,500.
— The board took no action regarding the maintenance of Chestnut Lane.
“In prior years it was incorrectly identified as a private street. It was a technical error that took place 10 years ago,” said Madden.
He said the town will begin maintaining the street.
— The board approved the installation of one speed bump on Gum Street and the town will monitor its effectiveness.
— On Tuesday, March 18, the board will hold its annual planning retreat at the White Lake Town Hall.