Tanya Chilton Staff Reporter
January 16, 2014
JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Town Council passed an amendment to the noise ordinance in its regular meeting on Monday and will proceed with signage to inform truck drivers of the prohibition of the use of compression brakes except in emergencies.
In other business, questions from the public were raised about the issue of dilapidated buildings existing on four town property foreclosures that will be authorized for sale and advertised to the public as legally required, reported Town Manager Scott Buffkin. The council affirmed the public concern and agreed to look into demolishing them.
The local Jonesville properties that will be for sale are: 208 Carr St., 114 Osborne St., 115 Foster St.; and 416 W. Main St.
In addition, Pat Benton spoke on behalf of Friends of the Greenway in support of a local thrift store that would be located in the old Jonesville Fire Station. Benton said the proceeds would benefit the greenway.
In addition, she said the thrift store would bring in local revenue and provide a well-rounded range of household items, furniture and clothes at a reasonable price to the community.
Benton said the Friends group meets the first Monday of every month. Those interested in becoming involved in greenway issues may find them located on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheGreenwayJonesvilleNC?ref=br_tf.
Arlington Fire Chief Kevin Macemore gave a departmental report on training hours and fire calls received in the area.