Review of Special Called Meeting
The hearing for the FY 2015 budget is set for September 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm and the date for the adoption of the FY 2015 budget has been set for September 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm. The board is now back peddling to get insurance coverage. The other month they accepted a proposal from a fish oil salesman without asking for anything in writing. He claimed he would save the city over $100,000/year bit since at least 10 people on the payroll for the City of Lumberton are over 60 years old, the rates are higher. For instance, coverage for the mayor is costing the city $935.41/month. The City of Lumberton is looking at insurance payments that will cost at least $135,000/year. The board voted to approve Michelle Fuller of Bancorp South Insurance Services as agent of record for all health insurance for employees for the City of Lumberton. The board approved the signing of the CDBG Grant Program for a waste water treatment facility for a new sewer collection system on Lower Airport Road. The money from this project will come from a grant application; if approved. The board gave in to the threats from the Lamar County Board of Supervisors and will release them from their obligation to use the South Lamar Industrial Park for economic development. Jay McGraw, Kent Crider and Tommy Dukes voted to allow Mayor Winston to sign the waiver, quit claim deed and statement of intent so the land can be used for cattle. Quincy Rogers and Cora Rogers voted against the blackmail tactics of Warren Byrd, District 2 Supervisor. The board then closed the meeting to go into executive session to discuss personnel issues. At the time of this post, they're still in executive session while I type this on my Smart phone. I'm sure they will come back with no decision made or refuse to say what was discussed. Any new details will be posted in the comment section.