Council OKs selling properties

By Kelly Duncan -
Hollingsworth -

WHITMIRE — Whitmire Town Council approved the selling of two properties during its council meeting this week — the alleyway behind 252 Grant St. and a 20 foot x 135 foot piece of property.

The property behind Grant Street received a bid from Byron Johnson for $175. Councilwoman Debbie Harris made the motion to accept the $175 bid to sell the property and Councilman Jimmy Dunaway seconded the motion.

The second property council addressed was a 20 foot x 135 foot piece of property on which Jimmy Brock bid $150. Harris made the motion to sell the property and Dunaway seconded.

In other business, Mayor Billy Hollingsworth said he is meeting with a commercial Realtor regarding the Old Whitmire High School to decide whether the building will be used or sold.

“We’ve let it set for too long and I want to see if a Realtor can help us and I won’t know that until I have this meeting,” said Hollingsworth.

Hollingsworth also reported that the Community Center will be on next month’s agenda to discuss rule changes, costs and expenses.

Other business

• Whitmire Police Chief Jeremiah Sinclair reported that the department filed 79 incidents and 119 citations for the month. Calls the department received included burglary, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute ecstasy, possession of a stolen vehicle and shoplifting. There were no wrecks reported.

• Hollingsworth presented the financial report for the month. In July, the Town of Whitmire had a beginning balance of $54,620.89, with $63,412.78 deposited. Expenditures for the month totaled at $90,045.41, leaving an ending balance of $27,988.26.

“If there is any concern about why are expenditures are up, it’s because all insurance is due in July for the next fiscal year,” said Hollingsworth.

The Public Works Department showed a beginning balance of $728.08 for July, producing a revenue of $79,604.65. Expenditures totaled at $68,019.57, leaving the Town of Whitmire with a beginning balance of $12,313.16.

“On the water and sewer budget, we will have to amend that budget because of V.C. Summer closing. Most people don’t know we were taking care of our sewer waste from there. To keep the budget in order, I’ll have to do an amended budget, which will be the same process as the original budget,” said Hollingsworth.


By Kelly Duncan

Reach Kelly Duncan at 803-768-3123 ext. 1868 or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.

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