Lenoir County Commissioners hold final meeting before Thanksgiving break

Lenoir County Commissioners hold final meeting before Thanksgiving break

It was fitting Monday’s Lenoir County Commissioner meeting was routine.

In the first meeting since Election Day, there wasn’t much debate with Monday’s budget. All amendments and resolutions were passed unanimously as the board will go into 2019 intact.

J. Mac Daughety and Eric Rouse won their seats in unopposed races while Preston Harris was able to keep his over Giles Stroud.

“Everyone was able to return to their seats after the election, which I was appreciative of,” Harris said. “In this meeting, we just looked at amendments and didn’t have to make any new appropriations, so it was relatively routine.”

For Rouse, one of the highlights was the approval of a resolution, allowing the purchase of two raised roof vans, five 20-foot equipped LTV’s and the extended service plans with no cost to the taxpayers.

“Everything was in-house with services being paid for by either grants or ticket sales, so it won’t be a burden to the county residents,” Rouse said.

Daughety said one of the highlights was conversing about the recent announcement of Edge Dental Laboratory Solutions creating jobs in Lenoir County.

“Edge Dental will be moving their headquarters from Wilmington to Kinston, bringing in seven jobs at more than $60,000 per year,” Daughety said. “Other than that, it was kind of an ordinary meeting.”

The next Lenoir County Commissioner meeting will be held Monday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m.

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