Town officials are sworn in

Staff report

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Town Council took a moment from its agenda on Monday to welcome and swear in those who were elected in November to serve for the next four years.

One of those sworn in, Howell Clark, is a new council member on the board, taking the place of Darrell Page, who served the previous two years but lost his bid for re-election last month to Clark.

Three others — Mayor Sylvia Campbell and Councilmen Ricky Leinwand and Dicky Glenn, all incumbents — were also sworn in. Bladen County Clerk of Court Niki Dennis performed the ceremony.

The board also chose Councilman Rufus Lloyd to continue as mayor pro tem.

In board action on Monday, the council:

Heard from Town Manager Eddie Madden that a $200,000 grant had been approved by the N.C. Department of Transportation to be used for the town’s Airport Taxiway Project. Madden said the money will help free up money for the renovation of the airport’s terminal.

— Tabled a proposal by Evan’s Computer Services to install WiFi at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market.

— Tables a request for two street lights on Rollins Street.

— Approved the fiscal year 2014-15 financial audit.

— Approved a resolution to sell surplus property from the Elizabethtown Fire Department.

— Nixed a proposal for former U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre to become the consultant for grant funding.

— Re-appointed Jack Cross and Wayne Edge as trustees with the Local Firemen’s Relief Fund Board.

Staff report

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