Joyce Little was sworn into office as a commissioner for the Town of Oakboro during last week’s Board of Commissioners meeting. The commissioner’s seat was left vacant last year when TJ Smith accepted the position as Police Chief for the Town of Oakboro. Little, who formerly served as the mayor of Oakboro, will fill the seat until the November 2018 election.
“It’s a pleasure for us to have you serve on this board after serving as mayor for this town for 14 years,” said Mayor Doug Burgess to Commissioner Little.
“I want to say thank you to the board and to the mayor for having the confidence and the trust in appointing me to fill this seat until the election is over. I have a great love for the Town of Oakboro and for the citizens,” said Commissioner Little. “I will serve to the best of my ability…I want to do what is best for our town and our citizens.”
In other matters:
- The board approved the accounts payable in the amount of $78,969.98.
- Mayor Burgess read a proclamation for Tuesday, November 7 as “Thank You For Your Service Day” for veterans. The board adopted the proclamation.
- Police Chief TJ Smith presented the monthly police report as follows: 522 neighborhood/business checks, 41 citations, two arrests and 90 calls for service.
- Commissioner Mike Efird said the patching of potholes around town will begin Tuesday, October 17. The speed bump that was requested for the Oak Glen subdivision will be installed while patching and repairs are being completed.
- Parks and Recreation Director Josh Almond said registration for K-5 basketball is now open. Because the gym at Oakboro School has already been reserved, the town is looking into other locations for basketball this season.
- Almond said the town is looking into an opportunity to host a chainsaw carving benefit and BBQ event at this park this spring.
- After hearing no comments during public hearing, the board approved a zoning request from Joel Thomas for the rezoning of a property on 8th Street from R-20 to Industrial.
- The board appointed Chris High and Josh Russell to the Planning and Zoning Board.