WAXHAW – Town Commissioner Fred Burrell noted that while approving the consent agenda during the Aug. 14 meeting only took mere seconds, those items reflected months of work on behalf of staff.
Among the eight items in the consent agenda were these decisions:
• The town will use a $60,000 grant from the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources for a shade structure, erosion control and landscaping at the Waxhaw Downtown Skate Park.
• The town declined an offer from Waxhaw Lodge No. 250 to take on its 0.3 acres at 3710 Hood St. “We feel your property is best suited for enhancement via the private sector,” the letter drafted by the town reads.
• The town will close West North Main Street, from N.C. 16 to North Broad Street, for the Autumn Treasures festival (6 a.m. Oct. 13 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14) Fright Night Halloween (3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27) and Holiday Festival of Lights (3 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1).
• The town will accept Deer Creek Drive and Doe Lane into its street system for maintenance. These were previously within the state’s jurisdiction.
• The town will accept Stourhead Gardens Drive, located in the Prescot subdivision, into its street system. It was excluded from a list of Prescot streets already accepted due to a clerical error.
“The consent agenda may be over in 15 or 20 seconds but it really constitutes an awful lot of work on the part of our staff,” Burrell said.