Craven County officials to discuss a number of topics
HARLOWE — Craven County Commissioner Theron McCabe will host a community meeting here Monday night to update citizens on a number of issues and projects ranging from hurricane awareness and drug enforcement to a new boat landing and an elevation project for Adams Creek Road.
McCabe, who represents District 5 on the seven-member board of commissioners, has arranged guest speakers from the county staff, area law enforcement and the state Department of Transportation.
The 6:30 p.m. meeting will be at the Harlow Community Center, 125 Godette School Road.
McCabe said he hosts these meetings periodically.
“I do this for the people in my district and also for the people in the county,” he said. “It is also to let people know what I am doing.”
Other topics include the Harlowe Canal debris removal project.
Law enforcement will include Craven County Sheriff Jerry Monette, Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck and representatives from the N.C. Highway Patrol.
McCabe said their topics will range from speeding and traffic regulations to patrols and the drug problems.
Gary Singleton is scheduled to speak on the Craven-Pamlico Re-Entry Council, a support network for former inmates, with advocacy for fairer criminal justice polices and helping those individuals become productive citizens, according to the group’s website.
Mary Beth Houston, a DOT district engineer, along with Maintenance Engineer David Livingston are slated to talk about road projects.
County officials will give updates and talk about special projects. The lineup ranges from County Manager Jack Veit, Planning Director Don Baumgardner and Emergency Management Director Stanley Kite to Health Director Scott Harrelson, Solid Waste Director Rusty Cotton and Soil and Water Conservation District Conservationist Patrick Baker.