Lumberton City Council met on August 22, at 7 p.m. with many items on their agenda. The meeting began with the Julie Rogers Gift of Life and Julie Richardson Procter Ovarian Cancer Awareness Program representatives discussing the upcoming 5k and their organizations. They talked about a lady who learned about symptoms of ovarian cancer at a fun run and determined she exhibited some of those symptoms. She was diagnosed and treated for ovarian cancer. Mayor Don Surratt presented them with a proclamation that August 22 is Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program Day for Lumberton.
The council discussed and then approved the encroachment of the concrete driveway for Speedy Stop Car Wash on Main Street. Next the council had a few neighborhood development plans to approve; plat approval for Woosley Palms Phase 2a and Westwood Heights Phase IV. For Westwood Heights, Steve Clark, City Manager, asked for a second walk-through with the engineer to ensure everything had been done correctly.
A new Library Advisor Board member, George Talbert was approved.
The council then went over their monthly reports. Steve Clark spoke about the second Big Thicket Open and the fact that it was sold out. He encouraged everyone to come as spectators.
Chief Danny Sullins gave his report on the first day of school traffic and said everything went really well. He had 11 officers out that morning and it all went smoothly.