Letter: Tell commissioners what we want

Dec. 28, 2013 @ 10:50 PM

To the editor:

As you prepare to wrap up 2013 and complete your 2014 resolution list consider adding plans to attend the Vance County commissioners’ annual planning retreat. This part of a day event is scheduled for Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. until about 2 p.m. and will be held at the cold Glass House overlooking Kerr Lake. If you plan to attend this public meeting, I suggest you bring a coat and gloves to stay warm.

Last year a list of eight suggestions submitted from the public were presented to the commissioners and the county manager for inclusion in the planning retreat agenda. All eight were listed on the last page of last year’s planning retreat agenda, although only as a courtesy to a commissioner.

Do you have an idea you think the commissioners should consider during their annual planning retreat? Submit your suggestion to the newspaper for publication (or a local blog site) before the commissioner’s Jan. 6 meeting. A compiled list of all the suggestions published in the newspaper or submitted to the local blog site will again be presented to the commissioners for inclusion in the planning retreat.

Michael Bobbitt