Council to fill vacant seat

By Beanie Taylor - [email protected]

JONESVILLE — In addition to the activities planned for Jonesville by the library and historical society, Jonesville Town Council members discussed the process for replacement of recently deceased councilwoman, Judy Wolfe.

According to North Carolina State Statute, the remaining council members are to appoint someone to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term, which is two years. The council agreed to table this topic until next month so the members can have time to deliberate on options provided by the state, with no discussion on how they will move forward with selecting a new council member.

Police Chief Roger Reece clarified the need for the Taser Assurance Plan to replace current tasers. Reece stated, “I’ve had to pull one out before, but I’ve never had to use it. You don’t want to be in a situation where you have to deploy it and the taser not work.”

On behalf of the Jonesville Police Department, Capt. Scotty Vestal explained how through doing license checks the department makes an impact on incidents of driving while impaired and drug arrests, which has led the department to acquire a new speed detector. Unlike the radar detectors that could not isolate one vehicle in a group of cars, the laser can pinpoint the speed of a single vehicle.

Tim Collins, water resources director, appealed to the council and townspeople to keep the Public Works Department informed of any repairs they might notice need to be addressed.

The next council meeting will be Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Beanie Taylor can be reached at 336-258-4058 or on Twitter @TBeanieTaylor.

By Beanie Taylor

[email protected]

Elkin Tribune
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