Esto to pursue all available CDBG grants

Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 05:23 PM.

They also agreed with Daniels’ request to monitor the Town’s sidewalks.

“We’ve been getting numerous complaints about people blocking the sidewalks with their junk lately,” said Daniels. “I’ve seen it myself where someone had their large freezer right there on the sidewalk. That’s state property and if the Department of Transportation catches them they’re either give them so long to move it or they’ll fine them.”

Council agreed with National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc. representative Pauline Wells as she explained about bringing in a state and federally funded program to train the local elderly population in current occupational skills.

“The workforce is at the mercy of the young because they are trained with the skills required for the current technology in today’s workforce,” said Wells. “We take those 55 years and older and we improve their learning skills so that we can get them employed with local non-profit and government entities, such as libraries and government offices.”

Council discussed giving Water Operator Bill Austin a $50 raise to his monthly salary and at first it died due to lack of motion.

“When we first wanted to hire Austin he wanted $500 a year but it took it at $350 because we promised we’d eventually work up to $500,” said Town Clerk Jody Sellers. “It’s just asking for $50 a year until he reaches $500.”

Council approved of a one time $50 raise with Council member Darlene Madden voting “no.”

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