By Brandon Anderson
FRANKLINTON — Franklinton commissioners were presented with an updated memorandum of agreement (MOA) regarding the proposed hi-speed passenger rail project from Richmond, Va., to Raleigh during their monthly meeting Dec. 20.
While there were few changes to the original MOA signed previously by the board, the N.C. Dept. of Transportation and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) both required town officials re-sign the agreement to acknowledge compliance.
Commissioner Anita Fuller told the board that she had read both the old and new documents and the only difference she saw was in the verbiage.
Town Manager Tammy Ray pointed out the only impact the changes had on Franklinton was the removal of the Cedar Creek rail crossroad.
Commissioner Anita Fuller told the board that she had read both the old and new documents to compare and said that the only difference was in the verbiage.
Ray said that the FRA and DOT said they will move forward with the new plans, regardless.
For the sake of acknowledging the changes made, the board unanimously approved the updated MOA.
In other business:
•Joe Hutchins made a request on behalf of the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee to be granted permission to have their annual Martin Luther King Jr. march on Jan. 21 at First Baptist of Franklinton at 11 am.
•Streets Manager Tim Jacobs reminded everyone to be careful about what is thrown away in the leaf piles on the street. As the street management sent through with their new leaf sucking machines, they have on a couple of occasions caught a block of wood or a brick buried in them.