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Dearing street, city limits signs have been removed

Someone has been wreaking havoc on Dearing street signs and city limits signs in the past few weeks. Mayor Sean Kelley and the town council addressed the problem at a meeting Monday night.

Some signs and poles have disappeared, and no one knows who's responsible, said council member Michael McTier.

Council member Judson Story said he has seen a few teenagers shooting signs with paint guns.

Kelley suggested getting the neighborhood watch more active again, perhaps by planning quarterly meetings.

In other business:

The council discussed projects and budget items for 2012, and they plan to continue the discussion at the next meeting on Monday, Nov. 14.

Because income doesn't change much from year to year, they start with the budget from the year before and adjust it to the town's needs, Kelley said.

They plan to finalize the 2012 budget at the December council meeting. Kelley said he welcomes suggestions from community members about potential projects and needs.

Everything is proceeding nicely with the walking track project at the old Dearing Elementary School, Kelley said. They are in the early planning stages, and he is looking at estimates.

It would be about 1600 feet around, 10 feet wide and made of asphalt. Kelley said he would also like to install benches and some form of lighting.

"We're dreaming big and then getting everything finalized into a reasonable plan that we can achieve," Kelley said.

Web posted on Thursday, October 13, 2011

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