EBRO -- Ebro Town Council heard Thursday from representatives of a local church that wants to expand its facilities. However, the expansion appears to include part of town property.
At a town council meeting held at City Hall, 6629 Dog Track Road, representatives from Rock of Deliverance, 5414 Obies St., attempted to present a preliminary review of the church's expansion plans. Although it wasn't immediately clear, it appeared the plans included part of town property. Council members, mainly, Mayor David Evans, expressed some initial concern that the expansion could be a liability to the Town. That is, if someone was harmed on part of the town property on which the expansion included, the Town would be held accountable.
The discussion ended abruptly when Evans opened the floor to a motion to table the item until Town Attorney Kerry Adkison, who was absent Thursday due to unexpected obligations, could be present. It wasn't stated if the town would hold a special meeting or resume the discussion at the town's next council meeting.
The expansion is slated to go before the county's planning commission for finalization at a Feb. 6 meeting.
Other items tabled at the meeting pending the attorney's presence included: the presentation of a draft flood ordinance and discussion on procedures to address moved grave markers at Ebro Community Cemetery.
Ebro Town Council meets 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Town Hall, 6629 Dog Track Road.