03/03/05 — Faison residents complain about dog

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Faison residents complain about dog

By Bonnie Edwards
Published in News on March 3, 2005 1:45 PM

FAISON -- A residents of the Town of Faison complained to the Town Board on Wednesday night about a dangerous dog running loose in her neighborhood.

Peggy Ward said a stray dog killed one of her cats Tuesday. She said a stray dog has been roaming the area for seveal months. Dogs have also been blamed for killing her neighbors' pets, she said. She asked the board for help.

Town commissioners J.E. Andrews and Jane Hollingsworth said they had had confrontations with vicious dogs and Mayor Bill Igoe said he would seek the help of the Duplin County Sheriff's Department in the matter.

In other business, the townboard adopted an amendment to town law that requires property owners to remove and dispose of building materials. If the town has to remove them, the amendment says, the town will bill the property owner for the cost of disposal.

The board also approved the construction of a fence at the new cemetery. The fence will have a gate to allow people to walk into the cemetery, but the gate will keep vehicles out except when the larger gate is opened for funerals. The cost of the gate is not to exceed $1,400.

The board also approved the construction of a $2,000 fence around the town's new wastewater treatment plant. New "no trespassing" signs will also be installed.

The board voted in favor of having the Town Hall office painted by Ronnie Hinson for $1,950. Commissioners Andrews and Hollingsworth abstained from the vote.

Town Clerk Christian Higgins said she is getting a lot of comments from the public about how drab the office looks.

Mayor Igoe said the office is "getting mighty dingy in there, even on a bright day."