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Council to hear fiber optic plans, consider eliminating flea markets

By Allen Turner, The News Reporter

Whiteville City Council will hear a proposal Tuesday from Kris Ward from ATMC on the telephone company’s plans to extend their fiber optic network into south Whiteville. Construction is expected to begin next month and continue through the end of the year.

The meeting gets under way at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 12 in council chambers in City Hall at 24 Hill Plaza.

Council also will consider a staff recommendation to remove flea markets from land use considerations in B-1 zoning areas and as permitted conditional uses in B-3 zoning areas. The staff recommendation comes after a public hearing by the Planning and Zoning Boarrd at which no comments or input was received.

In other business, council also is scheduled to present the “Exceptional Citizen Service Award to 10 citizens and businesses – some from the state of Georgia –  who assisted the city during and after Hurricane Florence.

Jimmy Spivey Catering, Tammy Worthington of Food Lion Store 1607, Trey Worthington of Food Lion Store 2526, Zach Haines of Lowe’s Home Improvement and meteorologist Christopher Cawley are the locals who will be recognized, along with Georgia recipients Diego and Brook Perez of Brunswick, Clean Water Consultant of Windsor, Sheriff Janis Mangum and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Chief Mark Duke and the Jefferson Fire Dept.

The board also is scheduled to go into a closed session at the end of their meeting to hear an update from City Attorney Carlton Williamson on pending litigation matters.

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Stuart Rogers