Rail Trail Property – The Rest of The Story

In an article, “Rail trail gap causes controversy over ownership” published in the Sunday, February 10th edition of the Asheboro Courier-Tribune, Larry Penkava wrote, “The half-acre segment, divided by Depot Street, is key to completing the second phase of the trail.

“That half acre became a huge issue after the board approved on Aug. 13, 2018, the application for a grant of $16,860 from the Randolph Community Health Foundation. At issue was the missing link, necessary for the grant approval.

“Mayor Danny Shaw said in an interview that the same day the board voted on the grant application, Commissioner David Overman applied for a quit claim deed on the property since the town believed the owner of the tract was unknown. Shaw said the board members had discussed filing their own quit claim on the property, but Overman beat them to it.” Continue reading “Rail Trail Property – The Rest of The Story”

Commissioners Delegate Authority

At the February 4, 2019, meeting of the Ramseur Board of Commissioners, the Board approved a resolution submitted by Commissioner Randy Cox, delegating the authority to hire, fire, and suspend police department employees, in accordance with North Carolina law, to our Chief of Police, Larry Lewallen.

In most organizations, public or private sector, department heads usually have this type of authority. This situation is just one more example of why Ramseur needs a town administrator, as well as other paid departmental leaders. Continue reading “Commissioners Delegate Authority”

Commissioner Smith Takes Over The Internet

During the February 4, 2019 meeting of the Board of Commissioners, “Adam” Smith brought a number of items relating to our town website, currently found at TownOfRamseur.Org, to the board.

In short, Commissioner Smith would like to purchase two web domains with .gov domain extensions (TownOfRamseur.Gov and Ramseur.Gov) at a cost of $400 per domain per year. We currently pay approximately $200 per year for our .org domain, which does seem a bit excessive to me, but neither I nor Mr. Smith were around when the domain name was originally purchased. I have purchased many web domains over the past ten years or so, and rarely have I paid more than $20 per .com address. Continue reading “Commissioner Smith Takes Over The Internet”