Durbin councilmember resigns because of move
Durbin Town Council member Veronica Lane resigned her position at the meeting of the Durbin Town Council Monday night as she no longer resides within the Durbin town limits.
"I don't want to resign, but unless you expand the town, I have to," Lane joked as she signed her resignation letter. Lane has moved to Frank.
Council accepted her resignation and resolved to advertise the position to accept applications. Lane will continue her duties as town Treasurer.
Mayor Donald Peck introduced the new FEMA Flood Plain ordinance and explained that the town will have to adopt it as the new town flood plain ordinance. He said it is similar to the current ordinance but more regulations have been added to meet government requirements.
Councilmembers asked to delay a vote to adopt the ordinance until they each had a chance to read it and an opportunity to review what they are adopting.
In other actions:
ﾕ The town Christmas lights contest winners were announced. First place went to Donna Lambert with a $62.50 prize, Helen White won second place and a $32.50 prize and Paul Breeden took third place and a $25 prize.
ﾕ Council voted to reserve the carnival rides and apply for grants for the 2010 Durbin Days Heritage Festival. They are still looking for applicants for the coordinator position.
ﾕ Resident Mike Vance asked councilmembers to take action to keep the Northern Pocahontas County Health Clinic in Durbin. Plans for the clinic to move to Green Bank are underway, but Vance said that the town needs to write letters to the county's state representatives to try to keep the clinic from closing.