ELIZABETHTOWN — Darrell Page was given the oath of office to fill the unexpired term of outgoing Councilman Ray Allen during Monday’s meeting of the Elizabethtown Town Council.
In the noon work session, the council heard from Charles Allen of Green Biz Nursery & Landscaping about a plan to replace diseased trees in the downtown area. According to reports, Allen advised the council to the best type of trees to replace the diseased trees with and maintenance of the trees once they are installed.
In the evening meeting, the council voted to approve the plan, according to reports.
In other business:
— The council recognized Sunday Allen and Bobby Lewis for their work on the recent Battle of Elizabethtown re-enactment in Tory Hole park.
— The board recognized Ellis Hankins, the outgoing executive director of the N.C. League of Municipalities.
— The board voted to award a contract for sidewalk repairs to Hickman Utilities in the amount of $4,500.
— The board declared a stove and icemaker as surplus property and will offer them for sale on Govdeals.com, according to reports.
— The board voted to relax the rules of the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market, according to reports.
—The board approved a request from the Bladen County Hospital Foundation to allow alcohol to be served at two events at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market. They are the Bladen County Hospital Foundation event and the UNCP Alumni Association event, according to reports.
— The board approved a request from Mike Shaw for a taxi cab service.