Aberdeen Board denies manufactured home zoning variance, approves off-duty PD pay increase

Aberdeen Board denies manufactured home zoning variance, approves off-duty PD pay increase

ABERDEEN – The Town of Aberdeen Board met Monday, Jan. 22, starting with an approval of an increase in the off-duty police hourly rate from $45 to $70 starting in February. “A lot of officers are not wanting to work off duty because of pay,” said police chief Brian Chavis. “I called around to surrounding agencies. The Moore County Sheriff’s Office non-holiday rate is $50 an hour, their holiday rate is $70 an hour. Southern Pines Police Department is $55 for non-holidays and they’re in the process of increasing that. Pinehurst Police Department off-duty ranged from $45 to $60 an…
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Aberdeen Town Board convenes for swearing-in, infrastructure talks

Aberdeen Town Board convenes for swearing-in, infrastructure talks

ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen Town Board met Monday, Dec. 11. To begin the meeting, the board swore in the elected members from the recent municipal election.‌ Teressa Beavers and Bryan Bowles were resworn in and Elease Goodwin took the oath of office for the first time. “What is neat about these communities in Moore County, none of them are partisan and I hope they never become partisan,” said Mayor Robbie Farrell. “When you run for an election in a small town, like any of the towns of Moore County, it is about the citizens. It is not about a party…
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Aberdeen board approves new library designs

Aberdeen board approves new library designs

ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen Town Board met Monday, Nov. 27.‌ The board was first presented with some information from the monthly financial report. “There were some really strong returns, especially with the sales tax side of things,” said Town Manager Paul Sabiston. “We’ve had some really strong sales tax returns the last couple of years and that has continued. We are a good bit ahead of schedule and that’s a good sign because that does provide us with additional revenues each year. “Every year, we try to hit the number based on the prior year’s numbers, but really it’s growing…
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Aberdeen to install stop signs on Shepherd Trail

Aberdeen to install stop signs on Shepherd Trail

ABERDEEN — The Aberdeen Town Board tackled road and financial matters at its meeting on Monday, Sept. 25. The meeting kicked off with the Aberdeen Police Department swearing in two new officers, Jose Zapol and Seanessey O’Dowd. The board approved the installation of two stop signs at Shepherd Trail intersections in response to residents’ concerns about speeding. “A few weeks ago, we received phone calls from concerned residents within Shepherd Trail,” said Director of Public Works Joe Wood. “We’ve had this problem, several phone calls over the past few years… Shepherd Trail is being used as a shortcut from Roseland…
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Aberdeen approves new memorial bench program

Aberdeen approves new memorial bench program

ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen Town Board met Monday, August 28, with consideration of a handful of internal requests on the agenda.  To start the meeting, two officers – Cameron Parent and Kirsten Czako, took their Oath of Offices, and another, Jimmy Covington, was promoted to Sergeant before the board and meeting attendees.   “This is a great event,” said Mayor Robbie Farrell. “It’s always good for the board to see this happen. We’re so glad that you’re going to work for the Town of Aberdeen. These men and women are the reason that you can sleep well at night. They’re the…
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Aberdeen Town Board holds four public hearings regarding property matters

Aberdeen Town Board holds four public hearings regarding property matters

ABERDEEN — The Aberdeen Town Board met Monday, June 26, with four public hearings on the agenda, all of which related to property matters. The board meeting began with a presentation of their audit report for Fiscal Year 2021-22 presented by Forvis. “As a result of our audit, we issued an unmodified or clean audit report on the town’s financial statements,” said Forvis partner John Frank. “We did not identify any material weaknesses or significant deficiencies in internal controls. Overall, positive financial results for the year.” “We survived COVID, and we’re coming out the other side in good shape,” said…
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Aberdeen to partially close Elm Street for DOT project

Aberdeen to partially close Elm Street for DOT project

ABERDEEN — The Aberdeen Town Board met Monday, May 22, with a handful of property and public works items on the agenda. The board held a public hearing for an annexation request for 1.4 acres of property located north of Roseland Road and west of Carolina Street. “This resident is basically experiencing septic failure, they have a current septic tank, and they are within 500 feet of our town utilities which would require annexation,” said Planner Danielle Orloff. “This will remain the same zoning and is just for utilities for the homeowner.” The resident will also pay for the connection…
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Pinehurst Resorts to construct new golf course in Aberdeen

Pinehurst Resorts to construct new golf course in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN — The Aberdeen Town Board met Monday, February 27, with various property matters on the agenda. The board was presented with two annexation petitions, one by Willow Birch, LLC, for 0.58 acres of land located generally south of US 15-501 and east of US 1 South and an annexation petition by Coca-Cola Bottling for approximately 52.37 acres located west of Carolina Road and south of NC Highway 211, and they approved both. The next piece of business brought before the board was a rezoning request by Pinehurst Country Club Realty to rezone 10 parcels of property located north of…
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Aberdeen swears in eight new, full-time firefighters

Aberdeen swears in eight new, full-time firefighters

ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen Town Board began its Monday, January 24, regular meeting with some positive news by recognizing and swearing in eight new full-time firefighters. “I feel very blessed that we were able to hire eight,” said Fire Chief Phillip Richardson. “I’ve talked with FEMA and several other departments across the country that were awarded the SAFER grant, and they are having a lot of difficulty getting the people hired, and we were able to hire all of ours in one thing.” “Six of these personnel are through what we call SAFER. They are FEMA employed and paid by…
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Aberdeen Town Board approves change to UDO for Wholesale businesses in certain districts

Aberdeen Town Board approves change to UDO for Wholesale businesses in certain districts

ABERDEEN — The Aberdeen Town Board met Monday, where they approved a change to the UDO and sold property to the Department of Transportation. The board held a public hearing for a proposed text amendment to the UDO Principal Use Table to designate “Wholesale, Major” and “Wholesale, Minor” Use Types as a Permitted By-Right within the Light Industrial District, with additional Use Standards. “The proposed amendment from SiteOne Landscape Supply is asking to add Wholesale, Major and Wholesale, Minor Use Types to the LI District and amend the Use Classification of those to allow the sale of toxic chemicals or…
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