Spencer Board of Aldermen to hold community forum Thursday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 10, 2016

By Amanda Raymond

SPENCER — The Spencer Board of Aldermen will be holding a community forum on Thursday at 7 p.m. at 600 S. Salisbury Ave.

The board discussed holding the forum at their last meeting in July. Board member David Lamanno requested that the item be put on the agenda.

“Apparently it’s been three years since we’ve had a community forum,” Lamanno said at the meeting.

He said the board did have its goals for 2016 established, but he wanted to see if those goals included what community members thought were important.

“I just feel like it’s probably a good time to take stock and see if there’s anything else out there that we’re missing, hear from folks to see what kind of direction we need to take, let them voice any concerns that they have going forward,” he said.

Lamanno said the forum will give the board a chance to have a conversation with citizens.

Board member David Smith suggested that they hold the meeting in September to give people a chance to get back from vacations, but Mayor Jim Gobbel said they may just hold another forum later in the year.

“This is not a one-time thing,” Gobbel said. “We can get information and maybe come back with a follow-up meeting.”

Contact reporter Amanda Raymond at 704-797-4222.