Last updated: June 13. 2014 9:51AM - 432 Views
By Emily M. Hobbs EHobbs@civitasmedia.com



Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson IndependentCommissioners Ray Clark Fisher and Richard Barefoot, along with the rest of the board, had the chance to look over a list of streets in Roseboro that are in dire need of work during a meeting earlier this week.
Emily M. Hobbs/Sampson IndependentCommissioners Ray Clark Fisher and Richard Barefoot, along with the rest of the board, had the chance to look over a list of streets in Roseboro that are in dire need of work during a meeting earlier this week.
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Pleasant Street in Roseboro, along with a a few other streets, were again in the forefront of the minds of Roseboro’s town board this week. They discussed the street and approved hiring a new attorney for the town during a meeting Tuesday.


Street issues


“We have a lot planned for the summertime,” said Commissioner Cary Holland about the town’s streets. During the meeting he presented the board with a list of the places that need repairs, and board members said that they were interested riding through the locations on the list before making any decisions.


However, the board voted to go ahead with making necessary repairs to areas where work was immediately needed, chief among them Pleasant Street.


The problem with Pleasant Street, down between the park and fire department, started during the last two week. Heavy rains over the last two weeks has washed out the area under the road. During the last meeting, Holland commented that the concern came up really quickly and that the area is sunk down similarly to what happen downtown on Roseboro Street last December.


The town also approved to purchase and start using OneCallNow which is the same phone tree system that Garland is using.


The next meeting will be held on June 24 when the board will vote to approve the budget and have their public hearing. The proposed budget will be available for review at the public hearing.


New town attorney


A new town attorney was selected this week as well. Sandy Sanderson, with Holland, Poole, Holland & Sanderson, PA, will take over the duties that were previously handled by Billy Poole of the same firm.


By using someone at the same firm the town’s records are going to be given to Sanderson. Otherwise the town would have to contract back with Poole on an hourly basis for access to those files. Poole was being paid $120 an hour and $200 for each meeting.


Town Clerk Nancy Lindsay spoke with Sanderson prior to the meeting and she reported that he agreed to continue Poole’s financial terms for the first six to 12 months. She also said that he has worked with the town before.


Emily M. Hobbs can be reached at 910-592-8137 ext. 122. Follow us on Twitter: @SampsonInd

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