Friday, 17 August 2018 05:06

HAMLET - On the evening of August 14, the chairs in the meeting chambers of the Hamlet City Council were full—for awhile.  After the meeting was called to order by Mayor Bill Bayless and the invocation given by Reverend Chris Hawk, the minutes from the July meeting were approved.

Despite the large number of people seated in the chambers with their water bills in their hands, only four people addressed the City Council with personal concerns about the increase in the water bills in August. The first lady exclaimed she “about fell out” when she opened her bill. A couple expressed concern about a $30 increase in their water bill. A gentleman from East Rockingham said he was there to speak as a representative for people that were on disability and had financial problems, saying that they would not be able to pay their water bills.

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