Council seeking citizen input for myriad of issues

Staff report

Charles Nichols

LAURINBURG — Before settling down to iron out its budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the Laurinburg City Council will open the floor to residents’ requests and advice in a public input session on Thursday.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Laurinburg City Council chambers at 303 West Church Street.

“This will be the starting point for council’s budget talks for next year,” said City Manager Charles Nichols.

Input received from the session will be used by the mayor and City Council to develop the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

The public may offer opinions and new ideas related to any area within the city’s operational budget, which includes the Laurinburg Police Department, Laurinburg Fire Department, electric fund, community development and beautification, and public utilities.

Thursday’s session will begin with an introduction of the city’s leadership and department fuctions and an overview of the current year.

“Depending on how many people we have we’ll probably break into groups and they can brainstorm as to things they’d like addressed and we’ll bring it back together as a group,” Nichols said.

Those who cannot the session attend may e-mail Nichols at [email protected] or mail them to his attention at City of Laurinburg, P.O. Box 249, Laurinburg, NC 28353.

Charles Nichols Nichols

Staff report

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