The Lilesville Town Council met Monday and approved a request from a domestic violence aid group for a donation. The council also relayed the request for Mayor Richard Harrington to participate in the county’s Veterans Day parade and discussed efforts to get other veterans to participate, as well.
The council primarily discussed concerns about the Dumpster next to the town shop. The Dumpster is intended for those who live within the town limits or pay the fee, though the council agreed that it is being wrongfully used by those who aren’t paying the fee. The board was concerned over possibilities of litter at the Dumpster site if it is removed. A suggestion was made to lock up the area; however, the board decided that if the area was locked, the Dumpster might as well be removed. As no decision could be made on how to keep it accessible for those with the right to use it while barring wrongful users, the topic was tabled for the future with the current decision to leave the Dumpster as-is.
Faith-Based Center of Hope CEO Vancine Sturdivant thanked the council for its support for the back-to-school event the organization holds annually. The event was able to service over 500 children, provided school supplies to every school in the county and also gave out 125 pairs of shoes, according to Sturdivant.
According to the Lilesville police, a sound ordinance approved by the county is applicable in Lilesville but the town will need to purchase a $2,000 decible reader in order to enforce it.
The next town council meeting will be Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Lilesville Town Hall at 114 E. Wall St. in Lilesville.