Mocksville clerk sworn into office

Published 8:58 am Thursday, August 3, 2017

Mocksville has a new town clerk and finance director.

Lynn Trivette was sworn into both positions last month by Mayor Will Marklin. She formerly held the jobs with the Town of Jonesville and is learning Mocksville quickly, he said.

Town board members also approved re-zoning 24.2 acres from residential-agricultural to general industrial to allow the South Pointe Business Park on US 601 North to expand. Access to the re-zoned property will be from an extension of Quality Drive. There will be no access to Allen Road.

Board member Amy Vaughan-Jones asked about the possibility of a stoplight at the US 601 North/Quality Drive entrance to the business park, and possible lower speed limits.

Marklin said the stoplight isn’t likely, per N.C. Department of Transportation studies, but that improvements on US 601 from the WalMart entrance to Cana Road are planned, which will include wider roads with a center turn lane the entire distance, expected to be completed in 2019 or 2020.

Board members also approved school speed limit zones on Cemetery Street at Mocksville Elementary and South Davie Drive at South Davie Middle. Town Manager Marcus Abernethy said such a zone for the Central Davie campus would be up to the NCDOT because Campbell Road is a state road, not a town street. There is a sign there, but it is a suggested speed, not required, he said.