MOORESVILLE NC: Monday’s (Oct 21st) Town Board meeting was filled with proclamations, presentations, and acknowledgements.
Red Ribbon Campaign – Thomas Sapp
Commissioner Gary West read a special proclamation recognizing Marine Scout Thomas Sapp [pictured above]. He was honored for his work on the Red Ribbon campaign. The campaign was founded to bring awareness of the dangers of illicit drug use in our communities. Commissioner West proclaimed October 23-31, Red Ribbon National Drug-Free Week.
Mooresville Friends of the Library
Ward III Commissioner Barbara Whittington read a special proclamation honoring the Mooresville Friends of the Library by declaring October 21-26 National Friends of the Libraries Week. She stated those volunteers were the cornerstone of the community. They provide services to the community for civic engagements, used book sales, and now home deliveries. She noted that the Library’s Used Book Sale Fundraiser will be this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Travel and Tourism annual report
Travel Tourism Board Chairperson Ron Johnson and Leah Mitcham presented their annual report and audits for the fiscal year 2018-19. Johnson highlighted the statistic that 1148 hotel rooms were rented in the Mooresville region. It was the largest amount of money collected to date at $1,062,835.
Board member Mitcham spoke about local sales tax and savings per resident. She highlighted the two baseball and softball teams, Mazeppa Park and Bike Trail, and emphasized local area pet-friendly hotels. They are increasing the use of social media and encourage residents to use Tripinfo.com to plan trips. Future goals are to promote, expand, cultivate, host, and to form a partnership to expand sports facilities.
Sales tax growth, the general fund, expenditures, utility funds, water maintenance and treatment plans are all in good standing. Town Manager Randy Hemann reported on the construction updates for the Selma and Liberty Park renovations. He reflected upon his first 30 days, saying he is excited to be working with the staff and board members. He is looking forward to seeing everyone on November 12th at the Charles Mack Center Mid-Year Retreat. Planning efforts and the Citizen Survey report will be topics of discussion.
Mooresville Town Board meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6pm in the Executive Board Room at Mooresville Town Hall, 413 North Main Street, Mooresville, NC 28115. View current/past agendas and video of the board meetings.
Local Government Reporter Natalie R. Ramos: I am from the lovely Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. I am a mother of two and a recent small business owner of Beautiful Dreamer Variety Store. My hobbies are writing, singing, broadcasting, photography, spoken word poetry and working with others who currently have the same endeavors. I recently published my first Poetry/Quotes book. My motto is: “With hard work and dedication anything you put your mind to in life is possible—never give up on your dreams.”