Oakboro’s new part time police officer, Carey Money, was sworn in during last week’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Money began working for the Oakboro Police Department on March 22.
“Welcome on board,” said Police Chief TJ Smith, as he pinned Money’s badge to his uniform.
“Carey, we’re glad to have you on board,” said Mayor Doug Burgess. “Thank you for being a part of Oakboro.”
In other matters:
- The board approved the accounts payable in the amount of $185,818.13.
- Police Chief TJ Smith presented the police report as follows: five warrants served, 11 tickets, 516 neighborhood/business checks and 139 calls for service.
- Mayor Burgess said 12 zoning permits for new houses were issued in the last week.
- Donna Miller, Executive Director of Esther House of Stanly County, addressed the council regarding sexual assault awareness. Esther House provides safe shelter as well as many other services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Miller said Esther House has served six sexual assault victims so far this year. The board adopted a proclamation for April 2017 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month during last month’s meeting.
- The council adopted three resolutions concerning Long Street Veterans Park. The first resolution was adopted to update the park’s master plan. The second resolution was adopted to update the capital improvement plan for parks and recreation. The third resolution authorized the town to pursue a formal application for a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant in the amount of $86,400 from Recreation Resources Service of North Carolina State University.