Gibson board votes to repair lagoon road

By Abby Hackmann - [email protected]

GIBSON — The town of Gibson plans to fix a road leading to a town lagoon.

The Gibson Town Board voted Thursday night to approve purchasing gravel for the road. Officials did not say how much the repair project would cost.

“We need at least two loads of gravel,” Mayor Ronnie Hudson said. “We’re going to get the gravel next week. We need to keep as much dirt in there as we can for it to stay compact.”

The town has made repairs to the road three separate times.

“It’s beat out again with all this rain, in the future we need to buy a heavy disc or a drag blade or something where we can tear these roads up because they keep getting holes in them and we keep putting rocks in and then we keep seeing holes in other places,” Hudson said. “We just need something to hold them down because they are pretty rugged right now.”

Board members hope to see work on the road begin in January.

“This is a good time to start looking at it because it will get cold,” said Commissioner Pete Wilkins.

Also during Thursday’s meeting, the mayor took the oath to office along with Commissioners Stephen Hudson and Randy Pearson.

“Welcome to four years in the battlefield,” Wilkins said to the newly sworn members.

The board also discussed the town’s Christmas Tree Lighting and its Sociable Arts — a night for women to enjoy refreshments while socializing and painting.

“The sociable arts that they’re doing now is just great, we haven’t seen anything like this in this town since back when the older folks were here and they had the book clubs and the garden clubs and this type of thing,” said Commissioner Ken Haney. “And it just keeps my wife out of the ditch.”

Attendance has doubled each month for the Sociable Arts event, officials said.

By Abby Hackmann

[email protected]

Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.

Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.

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