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Hoffman residents still waiting on road repairs; clerk stepping down

Minnie Myers, Hoffman town Finance officer addresses the Town Council at Monday's meeting. Photo by Chris McDonald

HOFFMAN — Road upkeep and determining the parameters for hiring a new town clerk were the discussion points at Monday’s Town Council meeting.

Residents Alfred Nicholson, Huelene Medena and Maxine Mills addressed the continued efforts on having work completed on various roads in the community.

“I was here in April to state my case about Nicholson Drive,” said Nicholson. “I’m here tonight … (to find out) the reason why Nicholson Drive had not been paved in 26 years. Ten years ago, a former councilmember said, ‘Mr. Nicholson, we are doing one street per year and we’re going to get around to Nicholson Drive.’ But, ten years have gone by and no one has addressed the issue of paving Nicholson Drive.”

Nicholson went on to notify the board of his intent to file a complaint with the State of North Carolina.

“You cannot deny me, a disabled veteran, a civilian or American citizen the right to a public service. Streets and roads are a public service,” Nicholson said. “I just want you to be aware and know this is something I have to do.”

Councilwoman Kyonna Jones recommended that a list of town roads be compiled for future repairs and maintenance.


“The smart thing to do would be to come up with a list of the official streets that need work and go off that list from here on out whenever it comes to doing the one street a year or when it comes to work that needs to be done when we have the funds to do it,” Jones said.

David Richardson, executive director of the Lumber River Council of Governments, made a presentation on adjusting and identifying new parameters on the application for the town clerk position.

Maggie Bethea, has been town clerk for more than 10 years, will be stepping down after a new clerk is in place.

The council also approved the yearly renewal of an interlocal agreement for building inspection service with the county.

A date for a public hearing on the town budget is pending awaiting the receipt of various paperwork but will take place no later than June 19.

A zoning meeting will be taking place on Monday July 10 at 6 p.m. prior to the scheduled monthly town council meeting.

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