BELHAVEN – The Board of Aldermen held a general public hearing in the course of their month-to-month conference on Monday to acquire insight about the proposed modification of the city charter and the application approach for the Neighborhood Enhancement Block Grant – Coronavirus Fund.
The proposed modification would make it possible for the Board of Aldermen to lengthen the mayoral phrase from its latest two calendar year term to 4 yrs. This improve would make the mayoral expression equivalent to that of the Aldermen and the two positions would serve concurrently. This amendment obtained opposition from townspeople.
The CDBG-CV proposed finances is $900,000 and would come instantly from the block grant system. The funds would be break up amongst a few diverse assignments, like $42,000 in general public broadband growth, $418,000 in subsistence payments to be dispersed by St. Vincent De Paul and $350,000 in rehabilitation of the Wilkinson Center. The remaining $90,000 will pay out for the fee for grant administration.
The amendment of the town charter should be talked over at the upcoming Board of Aldermen meeting on Feb. 8 right before the board can vote for extending the mayoral term. CDBG-CV was approved at the assembly Monday and the application approach will go forward.