Board of Commissioners Special Meeting, 17 June 2019

On Monday, June 17th the Ramseur Board of Commissioners held a special meeting, advertised for the purposes of holding two public hearings and to consider a single resolution regarding satellite annexation. Unlike most board meetings, this one was pretty quick. The whole thing lasts just over twenty minutes. Please watch or listen to the video for yourself.

The first item on the agenda was a public hearing on the question of paying $1000 to the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation. The resolution passed by a vote of four to zero without discussion; Commissioner Overman was absent from this meeting.

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Take A Message

At the June 3rd Board of Commissioners meeting there was a discussion regarding plans for the upcoming “Day on Main Street” festival, scheduled this year for Saturday, October 19th. The discussion takes place at just over forty-six minutes into the meeting video below.

During that discussion Commissioner Grant Cheek once again took every opportunity to throw shade at Commissioner Caudle, accusing her of intentionally keeping the rest of the board in the dark regarding planning for this year’s festival. At one point Mr. Cheek stated that people have been calling the municipal office with questions about the festival for which he has no answers. Continue reading “Take A Message”

Be The Change You’re Looking For

Under current law in North Carolina, municipal elections are held in odd numbered years. This year in Ramseur we have the opportunity to select three commissioners and replace our mayor.

Commissioners David Overman, Grant Cheek, and Mayor Danny Shaw are up for re-election this year. If he files, we will also have the opportunity to confirm or reject Commissioner Adam Smith, who was appointed last August to serve late Commissioner Joe Lineberry’s unexpired term. Continue reading “Be The Change You’re Looking For”

Deep River Rail Trail Blues

At the June 3rd Board of Commissioners meeting Mayor Danny R. Shaw requested permission to spend $300 to have a piece of property appraised in order to make an offer to buy said property from Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS). The property in question has been a point of contention among the board members for several years now. If you are unfamiliar with this issue you can read the rest of the story by clicking here and here.

Mayor Shaw’s failure to actively pursue acquisition of this property over the roughly ten years he’s been managing development of Ramseur’s segment of the trail is now holding up the project. By the mayor’s own admission we have over $16,000 in grant money from the Randolph Community Health Foundation – awarded based on false information – “in limbo” because we, the Town, have not obtained ownership of, or a right of way across, that property. Continue reading “Deep River Rail Trail Blues”