ROSEBORO — If plans stay on course, a communications carrier may use the town’s water tower in the future.
During a Friday evening meeting, the Roseboro Town Board unanimously agreed to move forward with a decision to begin the initial stages of negotiations to allow a carrier to use the town’s property. Commissioner Cary Holland made a presentation about the possible project, which calls for renting a spot on top of the water tower.
“We need somebody to be able to have the authority to have some conversations,” Holland said about taking the lead. “We’ve got to a point where a proposal needs to be written up by their side for the board to consider. We’re not committing anything, I just feel better bringing you guys up to speed since we’ve had some conversations.”
After the presentation, the board voted to allow Holland to proceed in his role as bridge between the parties involved, which also include workers hired to maintain the tower. The matter also involved the possible lease of town property and commercial use of town property.
In addition to using the tower, the communications carrier is also making a request to use ground property.
“As we understand it, if it goes forward, they would need some kind of shelter on the ground to house some of their equipment,” said Town Clerk Tony Blalock.
When requested, additional details about the requesting company were not provided.
Commissioners approve street closures for Christmas Parade
Roseboro commissioners also approved closing streets maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation for the upcoming Christmas Parade. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11.
The listed closures include three blocks of Roseboro Street from Broad Street to North East Street and two blocks of North East Street from East Roseboro Street to Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. During the parade, the streets will be closed from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m.
Mayor David Alexander said he is looking forward to the upcoming event, which is a holiday tradition for the Roseboro community. Each year many volunteers and residents participate in making the parade successful. Alexander also noted how Roseboro is the only county town that host a Christmas Parade at night.
“We would like to see a lot of people here,” Alexander stressed.
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