Officials to look at Spencer's future at retreat
By Emily Ford
SPENCER — The Spencer Board of Aldermen will hold a day-long retreat Saturday to discuss the future of the town.
The retreat starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Spencer Fire Department and could run until 4:30.
The agenda includes:
• Public comment and remarks
• Comments from the mayor
• Reviewing accomplishments and obstacles that have been overcome in the past year
• Visioning for the future
• Establishing goals
• Examining the “now” in relation to the goals
• Prioritizing the goals and setting the course of action over the next year
• Comments and wrap-up
Possible topics of discussion include the police fleet, fire department vehicles, N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer Woods, employee appreciation, property tax rate, fall leaf collection, exploring the idea of a rental dwelling licensing and registration program, former N.C. Finishing Co. property, parking lot project for the 8th Street Ball Park, Small Town Main Street Program, recycling, Spencer Public Library and Fourth Street storm drainage issues.
Town staff will discuss the impact of last year’s budget cuts and layoffs.
The retreat is open to the public.
Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.
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