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The Town Manager is responsible to the Board of Commissioners for administering all municipal affairs placed in his or her charge by them. He shall have the duties and powers as provided in the Town’s Charter.

Town Council

The Mayor and five Board of Commissioners are elected by the citizens of the Town of Farmville in November. The Mayor serves a two-year term while each of the Commissioners serves a four-year term.

John O. Moore

Mayor

Mark Flanagan

Commissioner

Bobby Evans

Commissioner

Alma Hobbs

Commissioner

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David Shackleford

Commissioner

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Bert Smith

Commissioner

Board Meetings

Town of Farmville Board of Commissioners hold a regular meeting on the first Monday of each month, except if a regular meeting day is on a legal holiday. If the meeting falls on a legal holiday, the meeting shall be held at a later date pending approval by the Board of Commissioners. Please check the calendar on the homepage for any amended meeting dates. The meeting is held in the Municipal Building Courtroom and begins at 5:30 p.m. Any individual or group who wishes to address the Town Board shall make a request to be on the agenda to the Town Manager. Citizens who would like to present any comments to the Board of Commissioners must sign in before 5:20 p.m. with the Town Clerk.

A copy of the board meeting schedule and minutes shall be filed with the Town Clerk.

2024 Council Meetings

AGENDA | VIDEO

The Farmville Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, January 8, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building Courtroom with Mayor John Moore presiding.  Present for the meeting were Commissioners Alma Hobbs, Bert Smith, David Shackleford, Bobby Evans and Mark Flanagan; Town Attorney Christopher Edwards, Town Manager David Hodgkins and Town Clerk Amy B. Johnson.

Mayor Moore called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Wes Thomas offered the invocation, which was followed by the pledge of allegiance to the flag led by Commissioner Bert Smith.

Citizen presentations

AC Salaam, a Farmville citizen, expressed her concern about bicycle and pedestrian safety.  She further expressed that bicyclists do not need to ride on the sidewalks. 

Town Manager’s Comments

Town Manager Hodgkins made the following comment(s) to the Board:

  • Downtown landscaping project is proceeding forward which started in October and have now started back since the holidays
  • Girl Scouts are starting their cookie sale this Saturday at the Piggly Wiggly

Financial Report

Finance Director Amy Johnson provided the financial report for the month of December 2023.

Changes/Additions/Deletions to Agenda

Mayor Moore asked if there were any additional changes to the agenda.

Commissioner Hobbs made a motion to accept the agenda as presented.  The motion carried unanimously.

 Proclamation- Mayor Moore

  1. Human Trafficking and Awareness Month

Mayor Moore presented Allison Eastwood from Eastern Stop Human Trafficking Now with a proclamation declaring January 2024 as Human Trafficking and Prevention Awareness Month in Farmville.  

Commissioner Shackelford arrived late to the meeting at 5:40 p.m.

Public Hearing

  1. Structures for Demolition- 3760 South Walnut Street (Parcel# 00582) & 3508 Zeno Street (Parcel# 12719)

 3760 South Walnut Street (Parcel# 00582)

Code Enforcement Officer Paul Ellis requested approval to demolish the structure located at 3760 South Walnut Street (Parcel# 00582).

Mayor Moore opened the public hearing at 5:43 p.m.  There being no further comments, Mayor Moore closed the hearing at 5:44 p.m.

On motion by Commissioner Smith, the Board approved the request and adopted Ordinance (2024) 1020, An Ordinance Directing the Building Official to Demolish the Property Herein Described as Being Dangerous and Unsafe and Directing that a Notice be Placed Thereon, and that Same May not be Occupied until Demolished.  The motion carried unanimously. 

 3508 Zeno Street (Parcel# 12719)

Code Enforcement Officer Paul Ellis requested approval to demolish the structure located at 3508 Zeno Street (Parcel# 12719).

Mayor Moore opened the public hearing at 5:47 p.m.  There being no further comments, Mayor Moore closed the hearing at 5:48 p.m.

 On motion by Commissioner Smith, the Board approved the request and adopted Ordinance (2024) 1021, An Ordinance Directing the Building Official to Demolish the Property Herein Described as Being Dangerous and Unsafe and Directing that a Notice be Placed Thereon, and that Same May not be Occupied until Demolished.  The motion carried unanimously. 

 Items for Consent

  1. Approval of Minutes

To approve the minutes from the following session(s):

  • December 4, 2023 – Regular session
  1. Appointment of Fire Chief for 2024

      To approve Tommy Brady as Fire Chief for another one-year term.

      On a motion by Commissioner Hobbs, the Board adopted/approved the following:

  • Approved the minutes from the December 4, 2023 regular session
  • Approved Appointment of Tommy Brady as Fire Chief for 2024

      The motion carried unanimously. 

  Items for Discussion or Decision

  1. Presentation of Audit Report for FY 2022/2023

Jay Parris, from Barrow, Parris and Davenport, presented the audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023.

  1. Consideration of Agenda for Annual Board of Commissioners Planning Retreat

Town Manager Hodgkins informed the board that the retreat will be held at the library on Monday, February 19th and Tuesday, February 20th. The agenda for the retreat was presented.

Mayor Moore requested permission to end the meeting on Monday, February 19th by 4:00 p.m. due to an important meeting he needed to attend.

On motion by Commissioner Hobbs, the Board approved the agenda for the 2024 Annual Board of Commissioners Retreat.  The motion carried unanimously.

Citizen Presentations

Mayor Moore asked for any citizen comments.

There were no comments.

Adjournment

On a motion by Commissioner Smith, the meeting was adjourned at 6:22 p.m.  The motion carried unanimously.

AGENDA | VIDEO

The Farmville Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, February 5, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building Courtroom with Mayor John Moore presiding.  Present for the meeting were Commissioners Alma Hobbs, Bert Smith, David Shackleford, Bobby Evans and Mark Flanagan; Town Attorney Christopher Edwards, Town Manager David Hodgkins and Town Clerk Amy B. Johnson.

Mayor Moore called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Commissioner Bert Smith offered the invocation, which was followed by the pledge of allegiance to the flag led by Commissioner Mark Flanagan.

Citizen presentations

Steven Hardy-Braz, a Farmville citizen, expressed his concerns regarding ADA compliance.

Town Manager’s Comments

Town Manager Hodgkins made the following comment(s) to the Board:

  • Provided the Board with a copy of the FY 24/25 Budget Calendar
  • The public art installed on town property at the community center, library and walking park is a part of the Pitt County Arts Council Down-East National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. The town has taken part in this since 2018.  The library sculpture is permanent, but the community center and walking park sculptures are rotating ones that are paid for by renewal each year.  A new sculpture will be installed on February 27th at the community center.  It is unknown at this time whether a new sculpture will replace the old one at the walking park since the Farmville Arts Council handles this renewal.

Financial Report

Finance Director Amy Johnson provided the financial report for the month of January, 2024.

Changes/Additions/Deletions to Agenda

Mayor Moore asked if there were any additional changes to the agenda.

Commissioner Flanagan made a motion to move Agenda item #3 from the consent agenda into items for discussion and to be placed as #12 in the order on the agenda.  The motion carried unanimously. 

Commissioner Hobbs made a motion to accept the agenda as presented with the above change.  The motion carried unanimously.

Proclamation- Mayor Moore

  1. African American History Month

Mayor Moore presented a proclamation declaring the month of February as African American History Month in Farmville to Jeffrey Fields.

Items for Consent

  1. Approval of Minutes

To approve the minutes from the following session(s):

  • January 8, 2024 – Regular session
  1. Ordinance to Temporarily Close Main Street Between Horne Avenue and Church Street for the Dogwood Festival

      To adopt an ordinance per NCDOT request to close North Main Street for the Dogwood

Festival during the dates of April 26-28, 2024.

  1. Adoption of Ordinance Amending the FY 2023/2024 Budget Ordinance- Library Trust

To adopt an ordinance to transfer funds from the Library Trust accounts into the General Fund- Library Department for use.  The library plans to spend the funds from the Devisconti Trust for the purchase of manga and board books, from the Arndt Trust for the purchase of items for the Play and Learn area, and from the Barker Trust for the purchase of 16 Chromebooks, charging station, Microsoft licenses and the purchase of a 4-week session gaming program and Minecraft licenses.  This has been approved by the Library Board of Trustees per Library Director Angie Bates.

 

  1. Accept and Approve Annual Audit for Fiscal Year 2022-23

To accept and approve the audit report for the year ending June 30, 2023.

       On a motion by Commissioner Smith, the Board adopted/approved the following:

  • Approved the minutes from the January 8, 2024 regular session
  • Adopted Ordinance (2024) 1022, An Ordinance to Temporary Close Main Street Between Horne Avenue and Church Street in Farmville, NC on April 26-28, 2024
  • Adopted Ordinance (2024) 1023, An Ordinance Amending the FY 2023/2024 Budget Ordinance- Library Trusts
  • Accepted and approved the audit report from Barrow, Parris & Davenport for the year ending June 30, 2023

      The motion carried unanimously. 

 Items for Discussion or Decision

  1. Presentation on Proposed Clock Tower on Town Commons

LaRue King, from the Farmville Garden Club, addressed the Board and suggested a proposed placement of a decorative clock tower on the Town Commons near the intersection of Main and Belcher Streets.  She stated that the Garden Club is proposing to pay the cost of the clock and installation.

Mayor Moore stated the next step would be for the proposal to go to the Planning Board for approval.

  1. Planning Board Report/ Residential Zoning

Planning Director Justin Oakes stated this report normally comes at the annual Board of Commissioner’s Retreat but since the retreat agenda is full, Todd Edwards will be giving it this evening.

Todd Edwards provided the Board with a Planning Board Report for the 2023 year.

Planning Director Justin Oakes provided the Board with a Residential Zoning Analysis overview.  He stated that the analysis has resulted in several recommended text amendments to the R-5 and R-8 Zoning Districts that are aimed to promote orderly redevelopment, as well as promote smart, sustainable new development.  Oakes further stated that the Planning Board is recommending that a R-10 Zoning District be added to better capture proposed suburban developments that fall between the currently allowed 8,000 square foot (R-8) and 15,000 square foot (R-15) zoning lot size requirements.  He said the Planning Board will act on these proposed recommendations at their February 13, 2024 meeting and it should be submitted to the Town Board at their March meeting.

  1. Approval of Certification Requested by NCDOT to Repeal and then Enact Speed Zone

    on certain NCDOT Routes in Farmville

Town Manager David Hodgkins stated last year the NCDOT made several changes to highway designations in and around Farmville.  He presented 10 certificates which change speed zones that had referenced US 258 Business and NC 121 and change various segments to State secondary road numbers.  Hodgkins stated that the certificates repeal the speed zone that references the old road name and then enact the same speed zone for the new road name.  He asked for the Board to approve the certificates presented.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to approve the Speed Zone Certificates.  The motion carried unanimously.        

  1. Consideration of an Amendment to the Operations and Maintenance Agreement with Greene County for Water Transmission

Rich Moore, from McDavid Associates, stated Greene County recently replaced their water system controls (SCADA) and as a part of SCADA installation, a monitoring panel was replaced at the Langs Crossroads metering site.  Moore further stated for Greene County to receive water flow data, analog signal splitters were installed.  He continued by saying the installation of SCADA equipment and splitters is a benefit solely to Greene County such that Farmville should not be responsible for any ownership, operation or maintenance with the new devices.  Moore presented “Amendment No.3” to the joint ownership, operation and maintenance agreement which proposes to acknowledge the following:

  • Original internet service to site has been disabled and is no longer in service (radio communication now in place).
  • Greene County is solely responsible for ownership, operation and maintenance of their SCADA panel and the analog splitters installed at Site 247.

Moore requested approval of Amendment No.3.

On motion by Commissioner Smith, the Board adopted Resolution (2024) 1601, Approving Amendment No. 3 to Agreement Between Greene County and Town of Farmville, Joint Construction, Operation and Maintenance, Potable Water Supply Transmission System from Greenville Utilities Commission.  The motion carried unanimously.

  1. Consideration of Final Agenda for Annual Board of Commissioners Retreat

Town Manager Hodgkins presented the final agenda for the annual Board of Commissioners Retreat.

Commissioner Hobbs made a motion to approve the final agenda for the Board of Commissioners’ Annual Planning Retreat.  The motion carried unanimously. 

  1. Agreement to Appropriate Any New Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Derived by an Increase of the Rural Fire Tax to the Fire Truck Reserve (previously Agenda item #3)

Town Manager Hodgkins explained the Farmville Rural Fire District Board is considering requesting that the Pitt County Board of Commissioners increase the fire tax rate in the rural/unincorporated portion of the Farmville Fire District this year.  In addition, he stated the Rural Board is requesting that if the tax increase is approved by Pitt County, that the additional revenue generated by the tax rate increase be set aside by the Town of Farmville in the Town’s existing Fire Truck Reserve account for future fire apparatus purposes.

On motion by Commissioner Flanagan, the Board agreed to Designate any Additional Revenue Derived from any Fire Tax Rate Increase in 2024 to the Town of Farmville’s Fire Truck Reserve.  The motion carried unanimously.

Citizen Presentations

Mayor Moore asked for any citizen comments.

There were no comments.

Adjournment

On a motion by Commissioner Smith, the meeting was adjourned at 6:31 p.m.  The motion carried unanimously.

AGENDA | VIDEO

The Farmville Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building Courtroom with Mayor John Moore presiding.  Present for the meeting were Commissioners Alma Hobbs, Bert Smith, David Shackleford, Bobby Evans and Mark Flanagan; Town Attorney Christopher Edwards, Town Manager David Hodgkins and Town Clerk Amy B. Johnson.

Mayor Moore called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Commissioner David Shackleford offered the invocation, which was followed by the pledge of allegiance to the flag led by Farmville Cub Scout Troop 25.

Citizen presentations

Mayor Moore recognized Dan Taylor, Chairman of the Farmville Dogwood Festival Committee.

Dan provided the Board with some history and facts on the Dogwood Festival and announced the 2024 headlining act for the Saturday Dogwood Bash to be Grand Ole Opry member Lauren Alaina.  He also thanked the town for their continued support.

Town Manager’s Comments

Town Manager Hodgkins made the following comment(s) to the Board:

  • Thanked the Board for another successful retreat.
  • The Main Street landscaping project is almost finished with a total of 13 plant beds and is 100% privately funded.
  • Reminder of the transition to Town well water so if customers are seeing a change in the color of their water, it will only be temporarily.

Financial Report

Finance Director Amy Johnson provided the financial report for the month of February, 2024.

Changes/Additions/Deletions to Agenda

Mayor Moore asked if there were any additional changes to the agenda.

Hodgkins asked to add Agenda #8 – Advocacy Services to the evening’s agenda.

Commissioner Hobbs made a motion to add Agenda #8 – Advocacy Services to the evening’s agenda.  The motion carried unanimously.

 Special Presentation

  1. Presentation by Cub Scouts – Dr. Miller

Dr. Miller and a few cub scouts from Pack 25, informed the Board of the upcoming district pinewood derby to be held on March 23, 2024 at Sugg Bundy Elementary School, starting at 8:00 a.m. for registration.  Dr. Miller stated there would be cub scout packs from all over Eastern North Carolina to race this year.  She said there would be about 80 racers and it was open to the public with racing to begin at 9:00 a.m.  She also gave a pinewood derby box to each Commissioner and the Mayor and invited them to build a car and come race.

Mayor Moore said all the Town Board was going to participate this year and they would be racing each other towards the end of the derby.

Public Hearing

  1. Ordinances to Amend Various Provisions Contained in Chapter 157 of the Code of Ordinances Related to the Town’s Residential Zoning Districts

Planning Director Justin Oakes stated town staff, along with Stewart Consulting, spent a great deal of time working with the Planning Board to conduct an analysis of the town’s residential zoning districts, which have resulted in several recommended text amendments to the R-5 and R-8 Zoning Districts that are aimed to promote orderly redevelopment, as well as promote smart, sustainable new development.  Oakes further stated the Planning Board is also recommending that a R-10 Zoning District be added to better capture proposed suburban developments that fall between the currently allowed 8,000 square foot (R-8) and 15,000 square foot (R-15) zoning lot size requirements.

Mayor Moore opened the public hearing at 5:50 p.m.

There being no comments, Mayor Moore closed the public hearing at 5:51 p.m.

On motion by Commissioner Smith, the Board adopted:

  • Ordinance (2024) 1024, An Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances, Title IX, Chapter 157, Zoning, To Allow for Alley Loading
  • Ordinance (2024) 1025, An Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances, Title IX, Chapter 157, Zoning, To Allow for Open Space
  • Ordinance (2024) 1026, An Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances, Title IX, Chapter 157, Zoning, For R-10 Residential District
  • Ordinance (2024) 1027, An Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances, Title IX, Chapter 157, Zoning, For Added Requirements
  • Ordinance (2024) 1028, An Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances, Title IX, Chapter 157, Zoning, To Amend The Minimum Lot and Setback Requirements
  • Ordinance (2024) 1029, An Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances, Title IX, Chapter 157, Zoning, To Add Open Space
  • Ordinance (2024) 1030, An Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances, Title IX, Chapter 157, Zoning, For Site Plans

     The motion carried unanimously. 

 Items for Consent

  1. Approval of Minutes

To approve the minutes from the following session(s):

  • February 5, 2024 – Regular session
  • February 19, 2024- Retreat session 1
  • February 20, 2024- Retreat session 2

 

  1. Resolution Declaring Certain Real Property as Surplus

To adopt a resolution declaring real property (parcel 50561) currently owned by the Town which is no longer in use, as surplus.

 

  1. Adoption of Ordinance Amending the FY 2023/2024 Budget Ordinance- Library

To adopt an ordinance to amend the FY 23/24 budget ordinance to place final ARPA funds received in the FY 22/23 budget into the Library Department for approved expenditures made in the FY 23/24 budget.

 

      On a motion by Commissioner Flanagan, the Board adopted/approved the following:

  • Approved the minutes from the February 5, 2024 regular session, the February 19, 2024 retreat session 1 and the February 20, 2024 retreat session 2
  • Adopted Resolution (2024) 1602, Resolution Declaring Certain Town Owned Property As Surplus (Parcel 50561)
  • Adopted Ordinance (2024) 1031, An Ordinance Amending the FY 2023/2024 Budget Ordinance (Library)

      The motion carried unanimously. 

 

 Items for Discussion or Decision

  1. Fire Department Report – Chief Tommy Brady

Chief Tommy Brady gave a presentation to the Board on the prior year’s activities and statistics.

  1. Cemetery Report and Discussion- Chris Turnage

Christopher Turnage, from Farmville Funeral Home, made a presentation to the Board on the statistics of burial versus cremation, the future of the Hollywood Cemetery expansion and other cemetery development.  He provided costs and placement ideas for the building of a mausoleum and niches.

  1. Advocacy Services

Town Manager Hodgkins recommended that the town to hire a firm that provides advocacy services on behalf of cities, towns and counties, to put the town in a better position for funding from Federal and State sources.  Hodgkins stated the Town had solicited proposals from several firms and had received three advocacy firm responses.  He recommended that the Board authorize securing the services of Checkmate Government Relations for advocacy services on behalf of the Town of Farmville.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to authorize the services of Checkmate Government Relations as our advocate and to review the progress of the town’s investment on a quarterly basis.  The motion carried unanimously.   

Citizen Presentations

Mayor Moore asked for any citizen comments.

Steven Hardy-Braz- sewer sludge drying debt- why are we still paying for it.

Adjournment

On a motion by Commissioner Smith, the meeting adjourned at 6:52 p.m.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

AGENDA | VIDEO

The Farmville Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 1, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building Courtroom with Mayor John Moore presiding.  Present for the meeting were Commissioners Alma Hobbs, Bert Smith, David Shackleford, Bobby Evans and Mark Flanagan; Town Attorney Christopher Edwards, Town Manager David Hodgkins and Town Clerk Amy B. Johnson.

Mayor Moore called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Paul Ellis offered the invocation, which was followed by the pledge of allegiance to the flag led by Mayor John Moore.

Citizen presentations

Mayor Moore recognized AC Salaam, a Farmville citizen.

Ms. Salaam addressed standing water on South Main Street due to a drainage ditch not draining properly.  She also stated that dead animals are not collected in a timely fashion or at all.

Town Manager’s Comments

Town Manager Hodgkins made the following comment(s) to the Board:

  • Beautiful patriotic flags were placed down Main Street by Sam Flanagan as his Eagle Scout project.
  • Town Easter egg hunt was held today inside the library and was successful. It had been previously rescheduled due to rain.
  • An initial meeting was held with representatives of Checkmate Government Relations and they are starting to make appointments with legislative representatives and also working on needs in addition to the Fire Department.
  • The Farmville Visitors website is live with new items and updates will be unveiled this week. Another $10,000 grant was received to go towards this upgrade.

Financial Report

Finance Director Amy Johnson provided the financial report for the month of March 2024.

Changes/Additions/Deletions to Agenda

Mayor Moore asked if there were any additional changes to the agenda.

There were no changes.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to approve the evening’s agenda as presented.  The motion carried unanimously.

 Items for Consent

  1. Approval of Minutes

To approve the minutes from the following session(s):

  • March 4, 2024 – Regular session
  1. Re-Appointment of Planning Board Member – Todd Edwards

To adopt a resolution reappointing Todd Edwards to the Farmville Planning Board.

  1. Re-Appointment of Planning Board Member – Tammy Matis

To adopt a resolution reappointing Tammy Matis to the Farmville Planning Board.

  1. Re-Appointment of Planning Board Member – Kevin Wainwright

To adopt a resolution reappointing Kevin Wainwright to the Farmville Planning Boad.

       On a motion by Commissioner Hobbs, the Board adopted/approved the following:

  • Approved the minutes from the March 4, 2024, regular session
  • Adopted Resolution (2024) 1603, Re-Appointing Advisory Board Member – Farmville Planning Board (Todd Edwards)
  • Adopted Resolution (2024) 1604, Re-Appointing Advisory Board Member – Farmville Planning Board (Tammy Matis)
  • Adopted Resolution (2024) 1605, Re-Appointing Advisory Board Member – Farmville Planning Board (Kevin Wainwright)

      The motion carried unanimously. 

 Items for Discussion or Decision

  1. Presentation and Endorsement of Pitt County Comprehensive Transportation Plan –  Scott Walston, NCDOT

Scott Walston, a representative with the NCDOT’s Transportation Planning Branch, made a presentation on the planning process and recommendations of the Pitt County Comprehensive Transportation Plan.  He asked the Board for their endorsement of this plan.

On motion by Commissioner Hobbs, the Board adopted Resolution (2024) 1606, Resolution of the Town of Farmville, Adopting a Comprehensive Transportation Plan for Pitt County, North Carolina.  The motion carried unanimously. 

  1. Resolution Authorizing RDED Grant Submittal and Grant Match

Town Manager Hodgkins stated the Farmville Community Center building is in need of significant interior upgrades as well as new perimeter landscaping.  He further stated the NC Department of Commerce Rural Downtown Economic Development Grant program provides a grant opportunity to fund the needed improvements.  Hodgkins estimated the cost of the project to be $692,900 and said if the grant was approved, only a 5% local match of $36,468 would be required.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to adopt Resolution (2024) 1607, Application and Match for North Carolina Department of Commerce, Rural Downtown Economic Development Grant Fund, Main Street and Rural Planning Center for the Farmville Community Center Renovation.  The motion carried unanimously.

  1. Report on Cemeteries

Public Works Director Wes Thomas provided the Board with an updated proposed layout of burial plots for Hollywood Cemetery.  Thomas also provided the Board with a proposed map of the Hollywood Cemetery addition completed by McDavid Associates.  He stated the proposed layout would allow for 1,875 traditional (9’x14’) plots, 655 (3’x3’) plots designated for cremains and 200 plus spots for mausoleum walls, which would allow for an estimated 4,605 options for burial in the expansion.

After a general discussion, Commissioner Bobby Evans made a motion to move ahead with the Hollywood Cemetery addition and the recommended layout by Public Works Director Wes Thomas.  The motion carried unanimously.

  1. Reschedule Regular July Board of Commissioners Meeting to June 24, 2024

Town Manager Hodgkins requested the July meeting to be rescheduled to June 24, 2024, to take care of some year-end budget amendments and to avoid the July 4th holiday.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to approve the July Board meeting to be rescheduled to June 24, 2024.  The motion carried unanimously.

  1. Reschedule Regular September Board of Commissioners Meeting to August 26, 2024

      Town Manager Hodgkins requested for the September meeting to be rescheduled to August 26, 2024 to avoid the Labor Day holiday conflict.

 Commissioner Smith made a motion to approve the September Board meeting to be rescheduled to August 26, 2024.  The motion carried unanimously.

Citizen Presentations

Mayor Moore asked for any citizen comments.

Ms. AC Salaam expressed her concerns regarding the Pitt County Comprehensive Transportation Plan and if it had any type of public transportation.

Ms. Chaunte Hopkins, who resides at 3676 South George Street, questioned whether the Pitt County Transportation plan included public transportation options such as a railway or bus system.

Alex Paschall introduced himself and stated he was running in the next election to be our NC State Senator for District 5.

Ashanti Williams stated the 3rd week in April is Autism Acceptance week in Farmville.  She invited everyone to the Autism golf tournament on April 19th and the big walk on April 20th.  Mayor Moore and Ms. Williams shared a photo opportunity.

Commissioner Hobbs shared a poem related to “What is Farmville” due to April being poetry month.

Adjournment

On a motion by Commissioner Hobbs, the meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.  The motion carried unanimously.