Mocksville to change meeting times

Published 9:46 am Thursday, September 22, 2016

Want to tell members of the Mocksville Town Board what you think?

It could become easier for many residents come November, if a resolution next month is approved that would change the time of monthly meetings from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A motion to change the time was made by Johnny Frye, Brent Ward made the second. Board members Amy Vaughn-Jones and Rob Taylor agreed, and Lash Sanford voted against the move, saying it could put a hardship on him for personal reasons.

Town board meetings were once held at night, and it was changed because so many town employees were required to be at the meetings it seemed like a good way to make it more convenient for them, Sanford said.

Vaughn-Jones welcomes more input from town residents.

“I’d love to see more people involved. That’s the true governing process,” she said. “I would love to see us engage the community and welcome them in.”