MAXTON — Maxton Mayor Emmett Chip Morton has created a website designed to provide town news of interest and importance to local residents.
The site — www.mortononmaxton.com — will provide a place for people to make suggestions, pictures to be posted, and information about such things as local events. Morton told town commissioners during the monthly meeting on Tuesday he is still tweaking the site, but it is up and running.
“This is just another way to get information out about the town,” Morton said. “We need input from our citizens.”
Robeson County Manager Ricky Harris told the commissioners that town property owners do not have use of the county’s trash compacting stations because they only pay a $60 a year fee for their trash to be dumped at the county landfill in St. Pauls.
According to Harris, county residents pay the $60 a year landfill fee plus $30 extra to use the compactor stations to dispose of their household waste. He said that if the town commissioners in Maxton wanted to have their residents pay the extra $30 a year in property taxes to help maintain compactor sites, and the county commissioners approve, Maxton residents could dispose of household trash at compactor sites.
Harris also told the commissioners that the state Department of Transportation is now being supplied with three eight-man inmate crews to assist with trash pickup along county roadways.
In other business, the town commissioners:
— Recognized Timothy Thurtle, a canine officer with the Maxton Police Department, as the town’s Employee of the Month.
— Agreed to look into installing benches at Beacham Park.
Bob Shiles can be reached at 910-416-5165.