Town OKs teeter-totter seats at Wateree Park

By: W. Curt Vincent - Bladen Journal

BLADENBORO — The Bladenboro Town Board spent 68 minutes Monday in an impromptu closed session to discuss a personnel issue, and only another eight minutes in regular session.

No indication was given on the discussion during the closed session when the board returned.

In regular session, the board heard from Town Administrator John O’Daniel about teeter-totter seats at Wateree Park — one of which has been missing and three that need painting.

The board decided to order a new seat to replace the missing one at a cost of $166. The remaining three seats will get re-powder coated — two will cost $145 each and the third will cost $65.

The board will place the $521 order with Cunningham Recreation out of Charlotte.

In business that didn’t take place, a request by Commissioner Gene Norton back in October to consider removing the discretionary funds from use by board members, which had been tabled until the January meeting, was not part of the agenda Monday.

O’Daniel said Norton had requested the issue be removed from the agenda and, instead, expects to have the request discussed when budget workshops begin.

The next meeting of the board will be Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m.

W. Curt Vincent can be reached at 910-862-4163 or

W. Curt Vincent

Bladen Journal