Kathy Bohanan Enzerink
Pamlico News Staff
Mesic reviews committees
The Town of Mesic held its annual Committee Review and Appointment
meeting Thursday, Feb. 12. Some leadership positions remained intact
while others were up for grabs. Mayor Booker Jones often used a little
cajoling and nudging to convince a council member to accept
chairmanship. Duties were spread among the council, mayor and Town
Jones said, at a minimum, he wants to establish a booklet or file
containing the updated roster and duties for every committee.
Chair, co-chair, membership and duties for the standing committees are
- Planning Board: James Cooper and Lois Credle. Membership
includes the entire Town Council. Duties will be adopted after
review of sample guidelines as set forth by the Division of
- Beautification: Lois Credle and Admire Gibbs. Membership not
yet in place. Duties include landscaping at Town Hall and its paved
area, Christmas wreath placement, street decorations and insect
and pest awareness.
- State Roads: Brian Credle and Booker Jones. No membership.
Duties include monitoring condition of state road ditches, shoulders
(mailboxes and driveways), road surface, right-of-way and ditch
bank mowing and maintaining contact with NC Department of
- Town Streets-maintenance and mowing: Admire Gibbs and
James Cooper. Membership not yet in place. Duties include
managing mowing at Town Hall, pavement repair including where
school bus turns around, resealing, and monitor new street
- Town Street Lights: Hazel Smith and Brian Credle. Membership
not yet in place. Duties include monitoring street light outages,
broken and damaged light and reporting to the power company and
accountability of light locations with provider.
- Town Street Signs: James Cooper and Admire Gibbs.
Membership not yet in place. Duties include monitoring condition of
signs, report and replace missing signs, request new signs for new
streets and oversee all installations.
- Community Development: Will function on an as needed basis.
Booker Jones and James Cooper. Membership: Admire Gibbs and
two residents to serve as at-large members. Duties: "As stated in
the ordinance," includes new building structures, renovations, sub
divisions, etc. for permits.
- Garbage Collection Bins: Hazel Smith and Lois Credle.
Membership is not yet in place but will include residents with pickup
trucks. Duties include monitoring the provisioning of bins to all
residents, request replacement bins, maintain contact with county
for updates with tax collector and report need to provider.
Leadership for Fundraising, Emergency Preparedness,
Watchcare/Community Watch and Decoration/Hospitality Committees
will be completed at the continuation meeting scheduled Thursday
March 5 at 6:30 p.m.
It never hurts to do an annual review," said Jones.