Candidates give opinions on future of Havelock at forum

Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 04:38 PM.

Corbin agreed with Stuart.

“The floor joists are rotting,” he said. “Do I think it’s a good choice? Yes. It should have been done a long time ago.”

The commissioner candidates also differed on the question of the one item the city should focus on in the next year.

Stuart said he would like to see continued work to develop an economic plan with Craven County to bring light and heavy industry to Havelock.

Corbin said the city’s Brownfields community assessment to clean up derelict places in Havelock needed to be a priority.

Van Vliet said a strategic action plan to create an identity for the city was needed. “Havelock does not have an identity outside of Cherry Point,” he said.

Jones said he would like to focus on growth and bringing more outsiders into the city by putting out brochures and hiring a publicity director. “If you’re friendly to them, they’ll come,” he said.



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