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Bethune council discusses burned building
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Bethune Town Council has conducted business during meetings in March, April and May.

At its March 10 meeting, council unanimously proclaimed March 2011 as Disabilities Awareness Month.

Also at the March meeting, Councilwoman Beverly Farmer voiced concerns about a building located on U.S. 1 that burned last October. She said in its current state, the building was a safety hazard as tin, metal and other debris continues to be blown off the building with the potential of causing serious injury to travelers and bystanders. Council agreed this was a major concern and agreed to have a letter sent to the owner about the matter.

Also in March, council learned that a plaque donated by Brown Memorial had been placed in the town park and that a flag pole should have been arriving within five to 10 days.

Council learned in April that the flag pole did arrive and that a U.S. flag for it was being purchased. Also in April, Councilwoman Gayle Beasley made a motion to hold first reading on the town’s proposed 2011/2012 budget in May. First reading of the budget passed unanimously.

A public hearing was held at council’s May 12 meeting, however no one from the public spoke. Council then held second and final reading on the budget, which passed unanimously.

Also in May, Mayor Carlisle Davis directed that all flags on town buildings be flown at half staff on May 15 in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Bethune Town Council meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in Bethune Town Hall. All meetings are open to the public.