Multi-generational center on city council agenda Tuesday

By: Katelin Gandee - Staff writer

LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg City Council will meet Tuesday evening after moving the monthly meeting back a week because of an ElectriCities Conference in Asheville that could not be rescheduled and took City Manager Charles Nichols out of town.

On Tuesday’s agenda, council will be hearing from Parks and Recreation Director Bryan Graham, who will be giving a presentation about the multi-generational center. Graham has spoken to council before about the center and showed an example of a multi-generational center in Apache Junction, Arizona.

There will also be a presentation from the Rev. Tony Fairly on Resistance Against Pressure, Inc., which is a faith-based prevention program for teenagers. There will be an upcoming overnight event that will include talks with youth about everything from issues of sexuality to substance abuse prevention.

Also on the agenda, council will get a stormwater update from Chuck Willis — along with an update and discussion about panhandling and loitering in the city. There will also be an update on the urban/parking lot design project in downtown and an update on City Hall construction.

On the consent agenda is the approval to close a portion of Roper Street between Main and Atkinson streets on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Storytelling Festival of Carolina as well as closing Main Street on Nov. 18 for Christmas on Main. Also on the consent agenda is considering holding a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to consider rezoning 318 Prince Street from Residential-15 to Office/Institutional.

Katelin Gandee

Staff writer

Reach Katelin Gandee at 910-506-3171 or at [email protected]

Reach Katelin Gandee at 910-506-3171 or at [email protected]